Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Gluten Free Chocolate Lovers Cheesecake

I love a good cheesecake, but since going gluten free I had not made one on my own.  I decided it was high time the other day so I set out to convert my favorite chocolate lovers cheesecake to a gluten free lovers chocolate cheesecake!

I did have pictures on the whole process, but it seems my children decided that you didn't need to see those and deleted them.  So here is what you do to make this yummy cheesecake:
3 packages(8 oz each) of cream cheese, softened (or you can do like I did and use this great recipe)
3/4 cup sugar (I used demerara)
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups(12 ounces) chocolate chips, divided --I used 1 cup Enjoy Life Foods chocolate chunks and 1 cup of their mini chips
1 graham cracker-esque crust---recipe HERE
2 Tb heavy whipping cream

Heat oven to 450 degrees F. 
Beat the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until well blended.  Works better if  you have a mixer for this, but if the cream cheese is soft enough you can do it well by hand.
Blend in the eggs and vanilla.
Stir in 1-2/3 cups chocolate chips(I was naughty and used all 2 cups opting out of the ganache)
Pour into crust.
Bake 10 minutes.
Without opening the oven door reduce the temperature to 250 degrees F.
Continue baking for 30 minutes or until it is set.
Remove from oven to wire rack.
Cool completely
Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
Place remaining 1/3 cup chocolate chips and whipping cream in a small saucepan.  Heat on low until the chips are all melted, stirring constantly.
Cool slightly.
Pour over the top of the cheesecake and refrigerate agin to help it set.  At least 15 minutes.
Now cut, eat and enjoy!!

sorry these were after I had already cut out a few pieces

doesn't it look yummy even without the topping!

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  1. I'm so happy you liked my cream cheese recipe!!! Thanks for the link :) ...Your cheesecake looks great!

  2. I LOVE cheesecake and this looks SO delicious!

  3. that looks good im gonna give this a go around here i hope it tatse as good as it looks

  4. Sounds good - cheesecake is one of the easiest things to make GF, so I'm glad you tried it! :)

  5. I will deff. give to my neighbor, her daughter needs gluten free recipes :)

  6. thank you for this

  7. Absolutely! Yummy all the way! I am a cheesecake lover and my children have followed suite...any type of cheesecake, it doesn't matter :) Thank you for sharing this in our recipe linky this week. I hope you have a great weekend!!

  8. I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays recipe party! See you next Friday! Cindy from

  9. Cheesecake is my favoutire dessert! This looks sooo good, thanks for the recipe!

  10. When I saw "Gluten Free" I thought, Oh no this is going to be gross. But I braved your recipe and I'm so glad I did!! We loved it! I can't believe that it is Gluten Free and I am very happy to have found this post. Thanks so much.

  11. Oh that looks so good! I have not heard of demerara sugar before...

  12. That looks like little peace of heaven! I LOVE cheesecake! :)