Shandy at Pastry Heaven by Shandy selected Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake with Blackberry Glaze for the final SMS selection this year. I have missed the last couple of weeks and really wanted to participate this week. I also happen to LOVE chocolate cheesecake!
There is nothing difficult about this recipe, but it does involve several steps and several hours total time; however, the time and effort are so worth it because the end result is phenomenal! Incredibly rich, this is one of the creamiest cheesecakes I have ever tasted, let alone made.
I assume that the creaminess comes for the addition of chocolate infused cream to the cheesecake mixture. I did omit the espresso and the rum because I didn't have them and didn't feel the recipe would suffer. The crunch of the hazelnuts in the crust is a nice surprise and balances the creamy texture of the cheesecake.
Thanks Shandy for this awesome selection! Check out what the other SMS'ers did here.