Black Forest Cheesecake

IMG_2394

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 package of graham crackers (or about one cup of crumbs)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Filling

  • Three 8 oz packages of cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ¼  cup sour cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pitted cherries

You’ll also need a springform pan in which to bake the cheesecake and an oven for baking

Steps

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grind the graham crackers into crumbs, and then combine with the sugar and melted butter.  Then, press the mixture into the bottom of a 9″ springform pan, and bake for 6 minutes.  (Spreading it into the springform pan is annoying.  I recommend using long, quick strokes of a spoon to help spread it out.)

Melt the chocolate and blend the cherries (separately) and then set them aside for a bit later.  Crack all the eggs into a single container, as well.  Then, warm the cream cheese a bit (I use a few seconds in the microwave), and then mix it with the sugar, flour, and vanilla until well-blended.  Add the eggs one at a time, mixing at low speed, just until blended.  Next, add the sour cream, and do the same.  Finally, mix in the melted chocolate and the blended cherries from before.

Once it’s smooth, pour the mixture over the crust, and bake for 65 to 75 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  If unsure whether the center is cooked, insert a toothpick or chopstick.  If it’s done, it should come out relatively clean.  When the cheesecake is cooked, it should appear set around 2 1/2″ in from the edge.

Let cool on a wire rack with an inverted cover, to reduce its cooling speed.  Otherwise, the surface may fissure.  Refrigerate for four hours or overnight.  Enjoy!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Food & Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Black Forest Cheesecake

  1. I was reading the title and thought of black forest ham and i had to click on the recipe to see just exactly what was in this cheesecake.
    I’m quite happy that there isnt any ham lol. It sounds good!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s