Oh my gosh, you guys. I made chocolate cheesecakes for Brett and I, but I ate them both. LOL. In my defense, Brett isn't the biggest fan of cheesecake. The minute he said he didn't want it, I ran to the fridge and grabbed it. I have a weakness for chocolate cheesecake, it's probably my favorite dessert. I also, had never made any kind of cheesecake before, so I was VERY excited. I had always been intimidated by cheesecake for some reason, and I also needed a "For Two" dessert that you all could make for Valentines Day, and this was perfect for both! I will probably make Red Velvet Cookies on actual Valentines Day, since Brett actually likes those. I wasn't banking on him not liking cheesecake, I swear! :)
Ingredients: yields two ramekins of cheesecake.
- 1/2 cup of crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (just throw some in a ziploc and go to town stomping on them)
- 1 tbs. of melted butter
- 6 oz. of cubed cream cheese
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 of chocolate chips, melted
- 1/4 tsp. of vanilla extract
Step one - Preheat oven to 350 and oil your ramekins. Mix together your cookie crumbs and butter in a small bowl. Press a layer of that mixture into the bottom of the ramekins to form a crust.
Step two - In a large mixing bowl/mixer, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, and then add in your chocolate and vanilla extract.
Step three - Pour batter into ramekins and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes and let cool. Chill in the fridge for at least four hours before serving. Enjoy!