Tuesday, August 7, 2007

One to Try: A Southern Living Cheesecake


Ah, for the love of things I can't eat. I was browsing the net for a mocha-fudge type cheesecake to make for my mom as a wedding gift, and this one caught my eye. Now I can't vouch (yet) for it's ingredients, method or taste, I figure the combination of coffee, Kahlua and chocolate can't be wrong!!


Lighter Chocolate-Coffee Cheesecake (adapted from Southern Living)

2 cups crushed chocolate graham crackers
1/4 cup melted margarine
2 tbsp brewed coffee
Vegetable cooking spray
4 (8-oz.) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup Kahlua
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
3 large eggs
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  1. Stir together crushed graham crackers, coffee and melted butter.
  2. Press mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.
  4. Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.
  5. Add liqueur, vanilla, and coffee granules, beating at low speed until well blended.
  6. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears after each addition.
  7. Remove and reserve 1 cup cream cheese mixture.
  8. Pour remaining batter into prepared crust.
  9. Melt chocolate.
  10. Stir reserved 1 cup cream cheese mixture into melted chocolate, blending well. Mixture will be thick.
  11. Spoon on top of batter in pan; gently swirl with a knife if desired (I like dotty cakes, though).
  12. Bake for 1 hour.
  13. Turn oven off. Let cheesecake stand in oven, with door closed, 30 minutes.
  14. Remove cheesecake from oven, and gently run a knife around outer edge of cheesecake to loosen from sides of pan.
  15. Cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 4 hours before removing sides of springform pan.
Makes 10 servings

4 comments :

Valli said...

I don't think you can go wrong with all those wonderful flavour combinations of coffee and cheesecake. Excellent choice!!!

Valli said...

Hey Sarah, I have been to Steveston but only once. I ate at the pier and bought some shrimp from the boats. They have a huge Buddhist Temple that we visited..just curious to see the elaborate decoration.

Laura said...

Wow, I am definetly going to be trying this. I love the idea of coffee in a cheesecake.

And, yes, I'd be delighted to be on your blog list. I've added you to mine as well! :)

Abby said...

I love cheesecake and I love Southern Living! Looks fantastic.