Monday, April 13, 2015

Mocha Chip Cheesecake

Yum

A rich chocolate cheesecake with coffee, mini chocolate chips, and a dark chocolate drizzle.  A perfect birthday cake for my husband.


Mocha Chip Cheesecake:  A rich chocolate cheesecake with coffee, mini chocolate chips, and a dark chocolate drizzle.  A perfect birthday cake for my husband.



It's that time of year again.  My husband's birthday was this weekend so I made him his usual chocolate cheesecake birthday cake with just a few tweaks.

For my husband's birthday I made his usual #chocolatecheesecake #birthdaycake [Tweet this]
Mocha Chip Cheesecake:  A rich chocolate cheesecake with coffee, mini chocolate chips, and a dark chocolate drizzle.  A perfect birthday cake for my husband.

It's always been a tradition in my family that the birthday person gets their favorite cake, whatever they like.  Even my sisters, who are twins, each got their own cake.  So every year I ask my husband what kind of cake he wants.  Often it's just chocolate cheesecake that he wants but this year he had the idea for a mocha chip (like the coffee drink you can get at a certain coffee shop) cheesecake.

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Mocha Chip Cheesecake:  A rich chocolate cheesecake with coffee, mini chocolate chips, and a dark chocolate drizzle.  A perfect birthday cake for my husband.

I've already experimented with the usual Hershey's Chocolate Cheesecake recipe by adding coffee flavor a little at a time.  This time I just added more coffee flavor by using more finely ground coffee.  Then stirred in some mini chocolate chips for a deliciously rich cheesecake that tastes similar to a mocha chip frappuccino.  Oh and the smell, while it was mixing and baking.  Strong coffee and dark chocolate.  It was so mouth watering.  Then, when we were finally able to eat a piece; yum!  It had the rich creaminess of cheesecake with even richer dark chocolate and Kona coffee and a slight crunch from the milder semisweet chocolate chips.  It tasted amazing, but you only need a small slice to be satisfied and a big glass of milk.

You only need a small slice of cake and a big glass of milk [Tweet this]
Mocha Chip Cheesecake:  A rich chocolate cheesecake with coffee, mini chocolate chips, and a dark chocolate drizzle.  A perfect birthday cake for my husband.

Mocha Chip Cheesecake


Ingredients:

*Graham cracker crust
3 8oz packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
8 oz sour cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup finely ground coffee
1/4 cup Hershey's special dark cocoa powder
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1 cup mini chocolate chips
*Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Mocha Chip Cheesecake:  A rich chocolate cheesecake with coffee, mini chocolate chips, and a dark chocolate drizzle.  A perfect birthday cake for my husband.


Preheat oven to 350

*Graham Cracker Crust:  crush graham crackers (I used Diamond Bakery Hawaii: Kona Coffee Royal Creem Crackers) in a food processor, blender, or by hand until you have about 1 1/2-2 cups of crumbs.  Mix the crumbs with 1 stick of melted butter until thoroughly moistened.  Press into the bottom and a little up the side of an 8-inch springform pan.  Bake for about 10 minutes at 350F.

Increase oven temperature to 450F.

Mocha Chip Cheesecake:  A rich chocolate cheesecake with coffee, mini chocolate chips, and a dark chocolate drizzle.  A perfect birthday cake for my husband.

Cream together cream cheese (I used neufcahtel) and sugar until smooth.

Beat in the sour cream and vanilla.  Then add the coffee, cocoa, and flour and blend until fully incorporated.

Lastly, stir in the eggs at a time just until blended then gently fold in the chocolate chips.

Pour into the springform pan over the crust.

Bake at 450F for 10 minutes then reduce the temperature to 250 and continue baking for about 40 minutes.  The cake is done when the sides are set, but there is still a small jiggly part in the center.

Remove cake from oven, loosen sides of cake from the pan by running a knife around the edge.

Allow cake to cool completely before removing the sides of the pan.

Prepare chocolate drizzle once the cake is cool.

Mocha Chip Cheesecake:  A rich chocolate cheesecake with coffee, mini chocolate chips, and a dark chocolate drizzle.  A perfect birthday cake for my husband.


*Chocolate Drizzle:  melt 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (or chocolate pieces) with 2 tsp vegetable shortening in the microwave.  Use 15-second bursts and stir well in between until melted.

Using a fork or a squeeze bottle drizzle the cake all over with the chocolate.  This is a great way to cover any cracks the cake might have.

Cool overnight in the refrigerator (or at least  few hours) before slicing and serving. Don't forget a glass of milk to go with it.

Makes about 12 servings

Enjoy.

Mocha Chip Cheesecake:  A rich chocolate cheesecake with coffee, mini chocolate chips, and a dark chocolate drizzle.  A perfect birthday cake for my husband.



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19 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! What a great idea for a birthday cake. Pinning! I'm visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday.

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  2. O M GEEE! Looks absolutely sinful! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday & pinning!

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  3. Thanks, Beverly. I'll give that credit to my husband I just try to execute his wishes :)

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  4. Thanks, Tess. It's very sinful and always a good idea to share it with friends :)

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  5. This looks amazing! I'm in the middle of creating my own wonderful cheesecake...working on version 3 right now. I love cheesecake. I'm going to pin this right now. Husband doesn't like coffee, though, so I'll probably have to share it with my girlfriends since I don't want ALL those calories going to my hips. haha.
    Jennie
    p.s. I found your post via “Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party”
    p.p.s. Going to go see your Pinterest page!

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  6. Thanks, Jennifer. I'm mostly a chocolate cheesecake fan and I love the flavor of chocolate and coffee together. My husband's the coffee drinker in our house, but I think it really adds something to chocolate. This cake definitely needs to be shared, but you shouldn't have too much trouble finding people to share it with :)

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  7. One summer I spent once a week making the perfect cheesecake, trying different flavors and found it a very good stress reliever. Yes, added five pounds, but that was okay because I learned so much experimenting. Now, I only make them for special occasions and each time it comes out "perfect." Love this recipe of yours and will be adding it to my collection.

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  8. Ha, that sounds pretty awesome Michelle. I've no way mastered the perfect cheesecake, but these chocolate cheesecakes taste amazing. My cheesecake still cracks a bit on top, but the drizzle does a great job of camouflaging it. I'm glad you like my cake :)

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  9. Thanks, Carlee. My husband really enjoyed it.

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  10. Cheesecake is my husbands absolute favorite dessert. I know he would love this for his birthday also! Stopping by from Foodie Friends Friday.

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  11. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing Cheesecake with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. Hello gorgeous! I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls

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  13. Joy, I am excited to tell you that your beautiful cheesecake is being featured this evening at Treasure Box Tuesday as one of our Most Viewed! Congratulations, and thank you for partying with us! ♥

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  14. Thanks, Kris. My husband and I are both indifferent to most cheesecake but once I add chocolate and coffee we love it :) Chocolate cheesecake is the only kind of cheesecake in our house.

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  15. Thanks for the party Miz Helen. See ya soon at Full Plate #linkparty

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  16. Thanks Kim....you're so nice.

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  17. Wow. Thanks, Joy. I'm honored. Yay cheesecake :)

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