Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Chocolate Bliss Cheesecake - Crazy Cooking Challenge

I thought it would be easier for me to find a recipe for this month's Crazy Cooking Challenge. I was so wrong. I'm a little disappointed. I wanted something different, but couldn't find the right "one". I even asked for input from my Facebook readers and got a few good ideas - but not what I was looking for. I ended up settling for a tried and true recipe from the box of Baker's chocolate. This is a very decadent and rich cheesecake - it's so good and practically fail-proof. I've made it so many times, I'd call it my "fall-back" cheesecake. 





Chocolate Bliss Cheesecake
Yield: 12 servings

18 OREO cookies, finely crushed (1½ cups)
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pkg. (8 squares) BAKER'S semi-sweet chocolate, melted and
     slightly cooled
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 325° F. 

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until well blended. Add the melted chocolate and mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed just until blended. Pour mixture over the crust.

Bake 55-60 minutes or until the center is almost set. Remove from oven and carefully run a knife around the rim of the pan to loosen the cake. Cool 2 hours on the counter, then refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator.


If you like what you see, click my picture below to "vote" for me (I'm #9). If you are interested in more cheesecake goodness, check out the other Crazy Cooking Challenge participants, too! If cheesecake isn't your thing, check out my Kit-Kat Cake that posted this morning!

I hope you enjoy!

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61 comments:

  1. That does look great, Jamie! I had a hard time finding the 'perfect' cheesecake recipe as well. Nothing beats chocolate! Have a great week!

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  2. Jamie, you do love me, this is pure heaven on a plate! I'll be giving this a try soon, very soon!

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  3. I am a chocoholic so this is another must try :) I am going to gain 50 lbs just looking at all these cheese cakes.

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  4. Mmm...Oreo crust! Delicious! Great CCC pick! I'm #16. :)

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  5. Looks chocolate-y delish. My youngest would LOVE this!

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  6. The hubby and pretty much everyone else I know would absolutely love this!!

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  7. Yum!! And I LOVE that the crust is oreos :)

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  8. Love chocolate, love cheesecake! Yum! I love this month's CCC :)

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  9. Matches the name 'bliss'! Love it :)

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  10. looks really delicious.
    ccc #57

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  11. I will gladly share my piece with you!! I did at least give my cheesecake a try when I made it, hoping since I stuffed it full of sugar that might help ;)
    Maybe the chocolate in yours would win me over :)

    #64

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  12. This looks and sounds delicious. It also sounds easy which is my kind of recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. Hi Jamie, Love this recipe. I too was looking for something different but couldn't find one. Your chocolate recipe looks divine. I will definitely have to make it.

    Stop by I'm #68 CCC when you have a chance.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Joanne

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  14. Isn't if funny how sometimes the best recipes are 'back of the box'? My hubby would love this chocolate cheesecake! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    Stopping by from CCC #35

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  15. Wow, this looks great! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  16. Ooh, I love chocolate cheesecake - the last one I made didn't set properly so I might have to try your recipe! Thanks for stopping by my blog too :-)

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  17. Jaime, this is SO beautiful! It looks so rich and silky! *drooling!*

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  18. What a yummy, classic chocolate cheesecake!!! Perfectly done!!! #48

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  19. Yummmm you can never go wrong with chocolate, especially in cheesecake. I'm #44 in the CCC

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  20. I want that cheesecake in my tummy!! Great job!

    I'm #65 - Individual Biscoff Cheesecakes - if you want to stop by, I'd be grateful!

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  21. Looks rich and creamy - the way I like it to be :)
    I'm in a "cheesecake mood" lately, and my last post is also for a cheesecake

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  22. It's so frustrating when you don't get just what you want :-(

    Hopefully the 70+ participants will give you a recipe that will be exactly what you want!!

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  23. Wow it look so delicious!
    Thanks for stopping by #58

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  24. Wow it look so delicious!
    Thanks for stopping by my entry #58

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  25. Love the Oreo crust! Chocolate and Oreo...couldn't get any better!

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  26. Can't go wrong with a tried and true favorite, though I have personally never met a cheesecake I didn't love. I even have a recipe for a jalapeno cheesecake (it's a dip really). This one looks delicious and I bet the chocolate is so great with it.

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  27. It sounds so simple and looks delicious!
    Jen #73

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  28. I would "settle" for your cheesecake any day, looks wonderful.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry: #6 Mini Cheesecake Bites.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  29. This looks so wonderful, and the name sounds so sophisticated! Love it!

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  30. I tried really hard to post my most recent chocolately goodness....but it kept saying I didn't have a backlink, even though it did. Sorry I'm missing this week :(

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  31. This cheesecake looks divine! It's all smooth and creamy. Yum!

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  32. chocolate cheesecake is my favorite. Love that yours is simple enough too! Maria CCC #53

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  33. It looks great! it's on my to do list @ pinterest!
    thanks for visiting! #45

    greetz marina

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  34. Can't go wrong with chocolate! Looks great!

    #4

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  35. This cheesecake looks tasty! I've never tried chocolate cheesecake before - May have to make for the holidays :)

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  36. Hi Jamie,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    What a fantastic cheesecake! I love all the chocolate, the rich colour, and the bright red raspberry!

    Stopping by from Crazy Cooking Challenge #59 – I pinned and tweeted your cheesecake!

    Amber
    http://thecookssister.wordpress.com

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  37. Another great chocolate cheesecake.

    Thank you for being a part of the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE. Watch for upcoming details about the next years challenge.

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  38. Thanks so much for stopping by (#34). This sounds so fantastic! Love anything chocolate :)

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  39. You can never go wrong with chocolate. I love your cheesecake looks really yummy. #76

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  40. Oh...yum! I've made recipes off of the bakers chocolate boxes before and they always turn out amazing! I'm pinning this!

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  41. Looks delicious! Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Foodie Friends Friday Linky party! Don't forget to come back on Sunday to vote!

    Oh, and I am #75. I made a simple Oreo Cheesecake! :o)

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  42. This looks delicious! I love chocolate cheesecake and I bet this tastes great. Stopping by from CCC#12.

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  43. Mmmmm, it looks perfect! Two of the best things in the world, combined :-)

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  44. This looks delicious! Cheesecake is my weakness, and who can say no to chocolate?!

    Found you on Blissful Bucket List. I'm going to have to make a list of all your recipes I want to try!

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  45. Oreo cookie crust is just perfect for this cheesecake. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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  46. I love the oreo crust! A cheesecake linky? I think I just found pure foodie bliss!

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  47. Love Cheesecakes... thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday
    http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com

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  48. There's no question that this is blissful!! Wow, and you tease me with all of the other yummy links!! Thanks for linking to Foodtastic Friday!

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  49. I am such a fan of cheesecake. This recipe looks fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend!

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  50. This looks divine! I think this needs to go on the "to make" list. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  51. Good job! Isn't CCC fun? Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

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  52. I have no problem with 'tried and true' your favorite can now become my favorite! Thanks.

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  53. LOVE this and all the cheesecakes you shared, also! I've seen this recipe but haven't made it yet. I'm going to now! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 46. <3 and hugs!

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  54. This looks so yummy!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  55. I love that you have a "fall back" cheesecake. Makes good sense to me!
    Thank you for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo this week.

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  56. Hello.
    My second visit here. Coming over from Kathe's blog hop.

    I tried to resist this, but my chocolate urge took over (smile). I love, love, love chocolate and cheesecake. I wish I could cook so I could make all these delicious recipes myself. I'm going to have to make an appointment to come over to your house for some virtual tasting! LOL
    Thanks for sharing.

    E is for: The Eyes Of Life

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  57. This looks delicious. Chocolate makes everything amazing, doesn't it. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  58. You had me at chocolate!!! I would like to dive into a piece of that bliss for sure!!! It looks awesome and decadent!!!

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  59. Hi Jamie, This is one of my favorite cheesecakes only because I'm a big chocolate fan. This looks so easy to make and sounds decadent. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday Chocolate Party this week.

    Look forward to seeing you again soon,
    Joanne

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