Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake with silky-smooth chocolate filling, topped with a layer of whipped cream infused with chocolate liqueur soaked-cherries.
Keyword chocolate cherry cheesecake, easy no bake cheesecake, no bake cheesecake
Prep Time 25minutes
Cook Time 6hours
Total Time 6hours25minutes
Author Matthew Ivan
2cupschocolate cookie crumbsI used Oreo’s with filling removed
1cupfresh or frozen pitted cherrieschopped in half
½cupchocolate or almond flavored liqueur
1envelope unflavored gelatin
2 ½8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
4ouncessemisweet chocolate chips
2cupsheavy whipping cream
In medium bowl combine fine cookie crumbs, melted butter and 1/3 cup sugar. Press into bottom and 1-inch up sides of a greased 9-inch spring form pan. Set aside.
Place cherries in small bowl with liqueur to marinate. Drain after desired amount of time and discard or drink liqueur.
In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water (do not stir). Let stand for 1 minute, and then heat on medium-low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved. Take off heat and cool.
In large bowl, beat softened cream cheese and ¼ cup sugar until combined, stir in cooled gelatin. Divide cream cheese mixture in half.
In separate small bowl, melt chocolate chips in microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in-between, until melted. Cool slightly; while still in liquid form, stir into one half of the cream cheese mixture. Pour over prepared crust and spread evenly.
In separate large bowl, beat whipping cream with mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold in other half of cream cheese mixture and drained cherries. Pour over chocolate layer in crust. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight to set the cheesecake. Garnish with more cherries if desired.