Delicious, beautiful and easy! What else can you ask for?
I got this recipe years ago on Cooks.com , it has been used every April for my daughters birthday cake ever since. It is her favorite and that is what she requests every year. I posted the pic on my wall on FB and people asked for the recipe. So here I am.
1 1/4 cup of chocolate cookie crumbs
3-4 Tbsp of melted butter
2 cups of whipping cream, divided
3 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
4 oz semi sweet chocolate
1/2 tsp vanilla
whipped cream for garnish
Crust: Combine cookie crumbs and melted butter; press into 9 inch spring for pan. Place crust in freezer. Whip 1 1/2 cups whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use.
With electric beater, whip cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and blend. Coarsely chop 24 cookies and fold into cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipping cream. turn filling into crust. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours.
Loosen cheesecake from pan. Melt chocolate in sauce pan over low heat; cool slightly Whisk remaining whipped cream and vanilla. Glaze top and sides of cheesecake with chocolate mixture. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens. Cut into 10 pieces; garnish with whipping cream and cookie on top of whipped cream.
As you see in the picture I skipped the chocolate garnishing with the whipping cream. It is delicious! Because of that I keep the 1/2 cup of whipping cream off the recipe (I only use 1 1/2 cups per recipe and no melted chocolate).
I also take the filling out of the cookies before I break them.
And last but not least I double my recipe and make it in a pan that is a 1315. It disappears very fast. Although a no bake cake, it is rich and it doesnt taste like the box stuff. A chocolate loving person would absolutely eat this up!