Tuesday, December 29, 2009

TWD - Low and Luscious Chocolate Cheesecake


Margaret of Tea and Scones chose this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Low and Luscious Chocolate Cheesecake. I was excited about this one because a.) it's chocolate, and b.) it's cheesecake.

I didn't used to like cheesecake (the same could be said about burgers, and I now love them, too), but that was before Dorie Greenspan's Tall and Creamy Cheesecake. It won me over (and most everyone at work--they love that cheesecake so much that when I ask what they'd like me to make, it's always the cheesecake).

This chocolate cheesecake is so easy to make, and so low maintenance it doesn't even require a water bath. I made it as written, and baking it was completely uneventful. Yay for the absence of trauma!

I discovered that although I love chocolate and I love cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake doesn't make my heart beat faster. I like my chocolate chocolatier and my cheesecake cheesecakier (is that even a word?) And though my coworkers liked it, and ate it, they much prefer the Tall and Creamy.

Can you believe that the photo at the top of the post is the only one I have of this cheesecake?? But I have dozens of pictures like this one...


Thanks for an easy, tasty pick, Margaret!

13 comments:

Romaine said...

Looks very good but I agree about the "chocolatiness". Maybe that's why Dorie suggested hot fudge sauce.

Pamela said...

I agree about the cheesecake/chocolate combo. It was good, but not my fave. Now the tall and creamy cheesecake?? That's a whole other delicious story!!

Katrina said...

Seems to be the consensus--not chocolaty enough and plain cheesecake, please! But it was good. And I love the kitty picture more! Schlurp.
Happy New Year!

Kim said...

I'll have to try the tall and creamy cheesecake. That sounds delicious. My cheesecake is being ignored in the fridge. Your cats are adorable.

pinkstripes said...

Yeah, i thought it was tasty--but prefer the traditional type of cheesecake.

Susan said...

Love the kitties! I made the sauce to go on my cheesecake. I also added the cinnamon and espresso. I liked it, but hubby was so-so about it.

Karen said...

Love the picture of the kitties. :) After reading all of the posts on this I am going to have to add extra chocoalte when I make it! :)

Michele said...

I'm sorry that this wasn't one of your favorites. I love the kitty photos!!

Megan said...

Lack of chocolatey-ness seems to be a common complaint. Oh well, it was still good!

Happy New Year!

jillbert said...

The kitties are so cute! I skipped this one and I missed the Tall & Creamy Cheesecake too. I'll definitely mark the Tall & Creamy as the one to make; it seems like that one was the favorite by far.

TeaLady said...

You are welcome. I enjoyed it but would also add more chocolate next time.

Yours looks perfect.

Thanks for baking with me this week.

Tracey said...

Your cats are sooo cute! I miss having pets.

Great job on the cheesecake. I'm not a huge cheesecake person, but I actually really enjoyed this one.

Kayte said...

Your cheesecake looks great. The kitties look great, too. So cute.