Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake

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Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake

Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 chocolate graham crackers
  • 6 tsp of melted butter 

    PREPARATION

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Using a food processor, crush the crackers into fine crumbs.
  • Slowly add the melted butter and pulverize a few more times.
  • Press the crumbs in the bottom of a 9 and 1/2 inch spring form pan.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes. 

    Filling

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 pound of ricotta, drained
  • 4 Tbls of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 pound of milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbls of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • Chocolate syrup
  • 4oz chopped walnuts
  • Fresh berries 

    PREPARATION

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl, blend together the cream cheese, well drained ricotta, whipping cream, 8oz of melted milk chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla extract with a hand mixer or a KitchenAid until well blended.
  • Blend in the eggs one at a time.
  • Add the sugar a little at a time.
  • Pour the mixture into the spring form pan.
  • Bake for around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Chill the cheesecake for at least 5 hours.
  • Remove from the pan and drizzle with chocolate syrup and chopped walnuts.
  • Shave the remaining milk chocolate over the top.
  • Serve with fresh berries. 

    Serves 8 to 10 people