Happy Seems-Like-July 4!
Yesterday didn’t feel very much like a holiday. People were putting flags out, doing beer runs and getting houseguests settled in, but even though it was actually July 4, it felt like July 3 because A) it was a Friday and B) a lot of the fireworks displays and parties are today.
Tonight we’re going to a party at some friends’ house. We live on the edge of the hill country, but our friends live farther into the hills and have a great view of a neighboring club’s fireworks. Dinner will be hamburgers and whatever people happen to bring. I usually take dessert and tonight will be no different. The hostess said her favorite combo was “chocolate and white chocolate” so I’m taking Marbled White Chocolate Cheesecake. It looks pretty good, but I won’t be able to review it until late tonight.
Between now and then, I plan to make some cookies.
Marbled White Chocolate Cheesecake (adapted from Kraft)
24 Oreos (chocolate sandwich cookies)
5 tablespoons melted butter
24 oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
6 oz white chocolate (Baker’s), melted
2 oz dark or semi-sweet chocolate, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. If using a black springform pan, preheat to 325 degrees F.
Rub butter all over a 9 inch springform pan; Line bottom with a round of parchment if desired.
Combine crushed cookies and butter. Press into bottom and slightly up sides of greased pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
Beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in sugar and vanilla and continue beating until fluffy. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in eggs, one at a time, beating just until mixed.
Spoon out 1 cup of cheesecake batter and combine with melted dark chocolate. Add melted white chocolate to remaining batter in mixing bowl. Stir well.
Pour white chocolate mixture and dark chocolate mixture into pan alternately.
Bake on center rack for 40 minutes or until sides are set. Middle will still appear slightly wiggly. Cool completely on a wire rack. Transfer to refrigerator and chill for 3 hours or more.
this taste so good i yelled of how good it was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jen, people really liked it. I thought it was just okay. I tend to prefer cheesecakes made in a water bath.
I would love to hear how this came out – looking for a cheesecake recipe to make for my mother-in-law’s birthday and I have never made one before. This one looks pretty simple and good.
I think this is the same one I used to do over and over. I don’t know why I don’t do it for ages now… Too many other things to bake I guess, but it’s very good. I hope you like it and have a great time tonight.
cheesecake looks great – can’t go wrong with chocolate!
That looks yummy and beautiful!
It didn’t feel much like a holiday here either.
Yum, that cheese cake looks so tempting. I’m sure it’s exploding with sweetness.
Enjoy the party, the show and your delectable treasure.
Cheesecake is food of the Gods!! Yours looks so yummy, I love white chocolate cheesecake!
that cheesecake looks divine. after eating about a weeks worth of meals in one night, i’m surprised i can even look at food!
Haha, I agree – yesterday did NOT feel like a holiday. Ah well.
That cheesecake will be a hit at the party, for sure.