How to Make Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake

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Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake


This Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake recipe yields a luxurious chocolate delight with four layers of cocoa-flavored bliss. While more layers do mean more time in the kitchen than with a traditional cheesecake, the rich, sweet results are sure to impress friends and family at special occasions.

Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake begins with a layer of Godiva chocolate flourless cake, followed by a thick spread of Godiva chocolate cheesecake filling. The filling is topped with Godiva chocolate mousse, and finished with a layer of ganache made with even more Godiva chocolate. The only non-Godiva element in this dessert is the optional whipped cream topping.[1]

Start to finish: 6 hours (Active time: 75 minutes)

Serves: 12



Flickr: Joel Kramer
Offered by The Cheesecake Factory
Customer service phone 888-891-2429[2]
Served as Dessert
Main ingredients Godiva chocolate, flour, eggs, cream cheese, butter, cream
Cooking method Baking, simmering
Similar to 4-layer chocolate cheesecake
Author Selena Robinson
 


Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake Ingredients

Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake Chocolate Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup Godiva melting chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar[3]
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 eggs, separated[4]
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake Cheesecake Filling Ingredients

  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened to room temperature[5]
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Godiva melting chocolate

Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake Mousse Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups Godiva melting chocolate
  • 14 ounces cold heavy cream[6]

Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake Ganache Ingredients

  • 1 cup Godiva melting chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter[7]
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake Toppings

  • 1 square of Godiva chocolate for each slice (optional)[1]
  • Whipped cream (optional)

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Recipe by CopycatRecipeGuide's Food Editors

Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.[5]
  2. Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Melt the chocolate, vanilla, and butter for the flourless cake in a double boiler.
  4. Beat egg yolks with 1/2 cup sugar.
  5. Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg yolks.
  6. Beat egg whites until frothy. Gradually add remaining sugar, and beat to a stiff peak.
  7. Fold in the egg whites.
  8. Start the cheesecake filling by melting the chocolate in a double boiler or in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water.[3]
  9. Beat remaining ingredients together in a large bowl until smooth.
  10. Pour the cake batter into the cake pan; carefully top with cheesecake batter.
  11. Bake for 40-50 minutes until firm.
  12. Chill for at least 4 hours.[7]
  13. Make the mousse by melting the chocolate in a double boiler. Remove from heat to cool.
  14. Beat the cream until somewhat thick. Beat in the melted chocolate until soft peaks form.[6]
  15. Layer the mousse over the top of the cheesecake and chill.
  16. Start the ganache by adding the chocolate and butter to a food processor.
  17. Boil the cream with the sugar.
  18. Add the cream mixture to the food processor, add vanilla, and and process.
  19. Refrigerate until the ganache is spreadable, then spread over the cake.
  20. Refrigerate until chilled through.
  21. Slice the cake into 12 equal servings.
  22. Top each slice with whipped cream and a chocolate square, and serve.

How to Make Chocolate Mousse

A recipe for chocolate mousse you can use for Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake.

Comments

While the name of the dessert is Cheesecake Factory Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake, you do not have to use Godiva chocolate. The flavors will not match the restaurant version exactly, but it is unlikely that anyone will notice the difference if you substitute Hershey's or any other brand of semisweet chocolate chips.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/menu/cheesecake/godiva_chocolate_cheesecake
  2. http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/aboutUs/faq/faq
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/chocolate-espresso-cheesecake-with-ganache-recipe/index.html
  4. http://www.examiner.com/baking-in-clarksburg/godiva-chocolate-cheesecake-recipe
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chocolate-cheesecake
  6. 6.0 6.1 http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/dark-chocolate-mousse-recipe/index.html
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/our-best-chocolate-cheesecake-74552.aspx