Tuesdays with Dorie: Low and Lush Chocolate Cheesecake

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Growing up in the country, my family lived about 20 minutes from the closest grocery store. I became a pro at making substitutions in recipes when I was missing a necessary ingredient.

Guess I’ve still got some country girl in me. Although I live less than 5 minutes from a large grocery store,  I will do almost anything to keep from making an unscheduled trip for one or two items.

I had only half the amount of chocolate called for in this recipe. So I decided to make a marbled chocolate cheesecake–adding the chocolate I had on hand to only half of the batter. Although it tasted good out of the oven, the look was…um..boring. I took Dorie’s advice to cover the top with hot fudge sauce and then jazzed it with fresh raspberries. From ho-hum to interesting with very little effort.

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If you would like the recipe, please visit the tea lady of Tea and Scones.

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Nancy December 31, 2009 at 5:01 am

Oh Paula, even after the holidays this cheesecake looks wonderful!
Do you think Kent could take time off from squash and sweet potatoes for a taste? Not!


Margaret December 30, 2009 at 3:33 pm

The marbling looks beautiful. Not boring at all. Good idea to make it swirled. I would have just made 1/2 the recipe with no creativity at all.

thanks for baking with me this week.


amanda December 30, 2009 at 6:08 am

I don’t think it looks boring at all! It looks gorgeous!


Mimi December 30, 2009 at 12:48 am

I’m with you on not making extra trips to the grocery store. Your marble cheesecake was a great solution. I skipped this one, I just couldn’t make another rich dessert, still on holiday overload!
Paula, Have a Happy New Year.


tia December 30, 2009 at 12:03 am

that marble looks great and awesome job with the crust up the sides.


Susan December 29, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Beautiful! Looks so pretty all dressed up like that!


Jill December 29, 2009 at 5:15 pm

It looks beautiful with the marbling and the fudge sauce on top! It doesn’t look like you were just making do with what you had.


Cakelaw December 29, 2009 at 4:20 pm

I like your marble swirl cheesecake – not ho hum at all. I have a hankering for the chocolate fudge sauce now – it just sounds fantastic!


Leslie December 29, 2009 at 2:22 pm

That chocolate glaze looks perfect for this cheesecake! I thought it needed both more chocolate and more cheesecake flavor, and your version does both. I need to be more disciplined about not racing to the store when I discover I’m missing an ingredient.


Clivia December 29, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Very pretty! I love the chocolate glaze.


Jules December 29, 2009 at 9:50 am

Nice job! That looks delicious!


Katrina December 29, 2009 at 7:54 am

That looks de-lish! I thought this plain ol’ not-chocolaty enough chocolate cheesecake needed a little boost, too. But for some reason, I didn’t think of dressing it up until after it was done.
Way to make do. Happy New Year!


pamela December 29, 2009 at 7:47 am

Gorgeous!! Simply gorgeous. The prettiest cheesecake I’ve seen so far today.


mike December 29, 2009 at 2:18 am

Boring? It looks wonderfully marbled… how on earth did you do that? 🙂 Fudge sauce – love it! AND the raspberries – I love the two-toned chocolate look too. I call it a “great save” Romaine!


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