I have only one regret with this cheesecake.
I made it for our Father’s Day Celebration on Monday and flew to Salt Lake City on Tuesday for the the Alt Summit Blogger’s Conference. It was an awesome learning, networking, uplifting experience, complete with guest speaker Martha Stewart. But it left me with one problem – I had to leave without any leftovers so I’m still craving this cheesecake! And once you taste this deliciously decadent cheesecake, you will realize just how gnawing of a problem this is – because in my opinion – you can’t get any better cheesecake than this!
I dreamed up this cheesecake with my dad in mind. I inherit a lot of characteristics from my dad – my love for speed, my work ethic, my looks (as in I look like my dad not as in “I’m so good looking” 🙂 ), my level head but maybe most important of all, I inherited my love for Ghirardelli raspberry filled chocolates. Oh my, they are sooo good!!
I wanted to create a cheesecake that embodied our favorite raspberry filled chocolates which led to this cheesecake crusted in buttery oreos, topped with sweet, super creamy cheesecake (seriously, the texture just kills me – its melt in your mouth, savor on your tongue cheesecake!), covered with a thick bittersweet/semisweet chocolate ganache sure to satisfy every chocolate lover! (and don’t let the word ganache scare you – its as simple as melting cream and butter in the microwave and adding some chocolate!)…all topped with sweet raspberries chilled with raspberry jelly (like in my White Chocolate Chip Berrylicious Cheesecake Dip) for the ULTIMATE oreo, chocolate, raspberry cheesecake!
You won’t be able to get enough!
I asked if I could try something different this time around (I have a hard time making exactly the same recipe twice) – and so he said he would love the oreo crusted chocolate ganache cheesecake with toasted coconut!
So this perfect cheesecake recipe below is a versitale springboard! After you make the cheesecake, you can proceed to make the super easy ganache and then top it with anything your heart desires (oreos, butterfinger, blueberries, raspberries, coconut, etc.) and it will be as delicious as whatever your heart desires!
If you have never made cheesecake before, they are super easy to make but require a lot of “hands off” time while the cheesecake cools, so you kind of have to be around the house for a while (but its so worth it!). So just DON’T be like me and my first cheesecake experience and start making your cheesecake at 11 at night – because you will be up all night!
I don’t know if Martha was worth it…