Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
 
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 24 Oreo cookies-place in food processor and crush to crumbs
  • 4Tablespoons salted butter-melted in microwave
Cheesecake
  • 32 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 1⅓ cups confectioner's sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 10 ounces Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate, chopped
Chocolate Ganache
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz. Ghriardelli bittersweet chocolate,chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
Instructions
Crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F,
  2. Mix oreo crumbs and melted butter and press into bottom of 9 inch springform pan.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes. (I did have some butter seep out of my pan-just wiped it with a towel)
  4. Let cool.
Cheesecake
  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and let cool.
  2. Beat cream cheese.
  3. Add sugar and cocoa until smooth.
  4. Add eggs one at a time on low.
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  6. Pour in the cooled, melted chocolate on low to blend.
  7. Pour this over the crust and spread evenly.
  8. Bake about 70 minutes.
  9. Cool 5 minutes.
  10. Drag a thin knife around the sides and chill in fridge over night.
Ganache
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heat until melted, stirring smooth.
  2. Remove the sides of the springform and pour on the ganache allowing it to run down the sides a bit.
  3. Top with huge, chocolate curls if desired!
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/triple-chocolate-cheesecake/