**This post has been updated September 2020. The original recipe was published January 2012.
This Chocolate Cheesecake is mousse-like with it’s delicate consistency baked over a chocolate graham cracker crust. It’s a lightened up dessert you can enjoy on any occasion.
If you’ve been a long-time follower of Living the Gourmet, then you are well aware of our love for cheesecake. I’ve experimented and shared variations of this beloved dessert throughout the years and today I am pleased to be sharing with you this light and airy Chocolate Cheesecake.
I may be speaking for myself here, but a ricotta cheesecake is probably my favorite for a couple of reasons aside from being more naturally waist-line friendly. I just love the texture it gives to the cake.
Of course it depends on my mood since I do like to indulge every so often in a classic cream cheese cake, but today’s recipe is the best of both worlds. It’s the perfect blend of cream cheese and ricotta. This combination makes for the most complex yet delicate dessert.
The consistency is near mousse-like while the flavoring is rich, combined with that of chocolate and just a hint of coffee, it really is irresistible.
More Cheesecakes to Love
Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Cheesecake – We all love the tried and true pumpkin pie. Even those amongst us who haven’t quite developed a taste for it, recognize that no Thanksgiving table is truly complete without one. Well, we decided to put a twist on the pumpkin pie by crossing it with a cheesecake, and then adding in a few key delights to the mix.
No-Bake Whipped Cream Cheesecake – Freshly whipped cream is the secret to this heavenly, no-bake cheesecake. Perfect for summer or any occasion, wow your guests with this sublime treat!
Junior’s Cheesecake (Copycat) – And for those who are just craving a classic cheesecake, look no further. This copycat recipe is rich and decadent with its spongecake crust and Lavender Blueberry Sauce Topping.
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