I love cheese cake. All kinds of cheese cakes I find hard to resist. Many years ago I clip this recipe off of the back of the box of baking chocolate. It is not too sweet and rich in chocolate flavor. I have modified the recipe a little so it would not be too bittersweet dark chocolate for my family. I just reduced the amount of chocolate squares in the recipe. You make it in a pre-made graham cracker crust from the grocery store. It is just the matter of mixing up the cheesecake batter and baking.
Easy Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
2 squares of semi sweet baking chocolate
2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese room temperature
1/2 cup sugar ( divided into 1/4 cups)
2 eggs (1 for each flavor)
1/2 teaspoon for each flavor
1 graham cracker of chocolate cookie pie crust
Pre heat oven 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, cream one package of cream cheese with 1/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Melt chocolate squares in microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes until almost melted. Stir until completely smooth. Add egg and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla to cream cheese mixture and beat in until blended. Add melted chocolate and beat until blended.
Place chocolate batter in the graham cracker crust and spread evenly. Use spatula to scrap out all the chocolate batter.
In the same bowl mix the other package of cream cheese and 1/4 cup of sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add the other egg and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla to mixture and beat until smooth.
Pour on top of chocolate batter in the pie crust. Take a knife and swirl a round the batter.
Bake for 40 minutes. It will still look soft in the center but it will firm up. If you bake it too long when it cools it will crack on the top. Let cool a couple of hours before serving.
This is a great recipe when you are looking for something special. I usually buy cream cheese on special after a holiday or when marked down for quick sale. It is a nice way to enjoy cheese cake that is inexpensive and easy to make.