Raspberry/Blackberry Cheesecake W/Chocolate Ganache Shell Toppin

Recipe by BachFromTheDead
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Pre heat the oven to 350. Line a 9x13 springform pan with foil and set aside.
  • CRUST:
  • Crush the graham crackers/cashews finely either by hand or in a food processor and pour into a lg. bowl.
  • Add the cinnamon, tossing to coat. Incorporate melted butter and egg white with a rubber spatula until well-incorporated. Press into lined pan and bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • FILLING:
  • In a stand mixer, blend cream cheeses w/splenda and sugar until creamy (1-2 min). Incorporate eggs/yolk ,one at a time, and slowly add in ricotta, sour cream, vanilla, lemon, flour, and cornstarch until well incorporated. Pour into crust and set aside while making the berry filling.
  • BERRY SWIRL:
  • Puree blackberries/strawberries/raspberries together in a blender and sieve out excess seeds (some seeds are fine, just not so much it over powers the cheesecake). Swirl into the cake (this will creat the layered effect).
  • BAKING:
  • Bake the cheesecake in the center rack of the oven at 400 F (don't forget a water bath for your cheesecake! put cool water or ice in the bottom outer pan of your springform pan, if you don't have an outer pan; a lg, bake-safe, shallow bowl will work too) for 45-60 minutes until slightly browned and jiggles only in the center (about 2 inches from the crust). Remove from the oven and glaze with Ganache (which you can make, see below, while the cheesecake cooks/cools).
  • CHOCOLATE GANACHE SHELL:
  • Melt (either in the microwave, checking frequently, or using double-boiler method) the dark and milk chocolate with heavy cream, stirring until incorporated. Slowly swirl in white chocolate until partially incorporated. Pour/spread over finished cheesecake, swirling with a chopstick to create decorative swirls in crust.
  • Chill in fridge for 9-24 hours before eating, enjoy.