low and lush chocolate cheesecake

Back when my brother was the family cheesecake-maker, we didn’t eat a lot of chocolate cheesecakes. He didn’t like them. I always thought, what is there not to like? It’s chocolate, and it’s cheesecake. Seems like a good match.

But now I see his point. I like both chocolate and cheesecake, but the flavors don’t seem to compliment each other like other pairings do. Chocolate and peanut butter; cheesecake and pumpkin; chocolate and mint; cheesecake with berries – the individual flavors all improve their partners.

But cheesecake mixed with chocolate, somehow, the flavors seem to oppose instead of enhance each other. There’s the bitterness of the chocolate and the tang of the cheesecake, but there isn’t any middle ground where they mesh together to create something new.

Not that I’m complaining, mind you. After all, there is still distinctive cheesecake and chocolate flavors, and that’s enough to make me happy.

This was chosen for Tuesdays with Dorie by the Tea Lady, who has posted the recipe.

One year ago: Butterscotch Pudding


  1. Looks good to me!

  2. mmm. that looks delicious to me. I may add some raspberries on top. 🙂

  3. I have a recipe for chocolate cheesecake that is so good, I literally drool every time I think about it. It was given to me by a friend, but unfortunately the person they got the recipe from swore them to secrecy, which means I’m not allowed to post it on the blog. I hate that, because it just needs to be shared!

  4. Yummy! Happy Holidays!

  5. This this out of this world! I have never tried cheesecake before but I definitely want to try this! Feel free to send a slice 😉

    With love and cupcakes,

    P.S –check out my blog…Cookteen.blogspot.com

  6. Love the chocolate shavings on top – very pretty presentation! I liked this one a lot, much more than I expected to.

    Hope you’re enjoying your holidays!

  7. The chocolate shavings are a brilliant idea. Wish I would have thought of that.

  8. well, it did make for a very cute little cheesecake. i’m making it in a couple days, so am interested to see what i think. happy new year!!

  9. It looks lovely! I doubled the chocolate and that gave the cake more flavour balance.

  10. That looks sooooo good!