Monday, 5 May 2014

Mint Chocolate New York Style Cheesecake

This was my first attempt at a baked cheesecake. The idea came about when I was out for dinner with my boyfriend and he had a baked mint cheesecake for dessert, he really enjoyed it so I thought I would try to make one too! 

This is also an exciting blog post as it is my 100th published post! :)



Mint Chocolate New York Style Cheesecake


Serves 12

Base:

350 g (12 oz) bag Chocolate cookies
80 g (2.8 oz) Butter, melted

Cheesecake:

750 g (26 oz) Philadelphia cream cheese
3/4 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup cream
4 eggs
1 Cup sour cream
1/3 Cup Creme de menthe
3 Tbsp plain flour
2 tsp vanilla essence

Topping:

1/2 Cup chocolate, melted
Mint cookies, chopped


1. Preheat oven to 160ºC (320ºF) and grease a 23 cm springform cake tin. Crumb the chocolate cookies in a food processor, add the melted butter and process until well combined. Press into the base and up the sides of the prepared tin. Chill.

2. Beat the cream cheese and sugar until there are no lumps of cream cheese. Add the cream, mix gently, and add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.

3. Beat in the sour cream, creme de menthe, and vanilla.

4. Pour this filling over the chilled base. Bake for 1 hour, turn off the oven and leave in the oven to cool for 2 hours.

5. Chill, pipe over the melted chocolate prior to serving.. This recipe is best done a day ahead and chilled overnight.

34 comments:

  1. Cheesecake is my FAVE, looks great! And congrats on your 100th post!!!

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    1. Nic what chocolate cookies did you use for this recipe, I want to try it for Mothers day. I have done your Vanilla cheesecake loads of time and it is delicious..

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    2. What also could you use in place of creme de menthe.??

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    4. Instead of creme de menthe you could use a few teaspoons of a mint essence (peppermint would be fine).

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    5. These are the cookies I used, a nice hard chocolate cookie. Anything like this would work well.

      http://shop.countdown.co.nz/#url=/Shop/ProductDetails%3FStockcode%3D237164%26name%3Darnotts-farmbake-cookies-choc-chip-fudge%26search%3Dchocolate%2Bfarmbake

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  2. What a gorgeous cheesecake - I adore chocolate mint! Following you on Pinterest, G+ and Facebook and have shared your post. It's nice to 'meet' you :-)

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    1. Thanks very much April! I'm glad you like the cheesecake! Great to 'meet' you too :)

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  3. OMG Nicole! I cannot resist cheesecake...and chocolate mint is one of my favorite flavor combinations! Thank you for this recipe and congrats on your 100th blog post!

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    1. Thank you very much Linda :) I'm so glad that you like this!

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  4. Love your cheesecake! Chocolate mint sounds so good!!

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    1. Thanks very much Sandra! Chocolate and mint is such a lovely combination :)

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  5. It is so hard to find great NY style Cheesecake in Florida. So, I like your recipe and I will definitely make it.

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    1. Thank you Rini! I really hope you enjoy it when you make it :) I would love to hear how it goes!

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  6. This is quite possibly the best looking cheesecake I have seen! It looks FANTASTIC and mint chocolate is one of my favorite flavors! Congratulations on your 100th BLOG POST!!!! I am so excited to for your!!! <3

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    1. Thank you Brandi! That's so sweet of you! :)

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  7. Wooowzers!!! Looks great :)
    Thanks so much for linking up at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!!! Please do come back next week & link up again :)
    Rachael @ http://www.parentingandhomeschoolinginfaith.com

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    1. Thank you Rachael! Looking forward to seeing what everyone has to share next week :)

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  8. This looks great!! And congrats on your 100th post! Yay you!!

    Hope you have a great day!

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  9. This looks SO good, Nic! Congrats on your 100th post, too!

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    1. Thank you Bec :) It was a real winner, that's for sure!

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  10. Mint Chocolate! I've never seen anything like this. YUMMY! Does it taste anything like Mint Chocolate Ice Cream.. in NY Cheesecake style?

    I want to invite you to come link up to "WOW It's Wednesday" {happening every Wednesday!} http://www.beckycharms.com/2014/05/wow-its-wednesday-no2-link-up-party.html

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    1. HI Becky! Thanks for the comment! It sure does taste quick like mint choc ice cream :)

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  11. Wonderful!!!!!Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop, watch for your feature on Monday ♥

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Thank you so much! :)

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  12. I love New York cheesecake and the addition of mint sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  13. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

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  14. This looks really good! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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  15. This looks delicious! I've never thought to put chocolate mint and cheesecake together. :)
    Thank you for sharing at this week's Super Saturday Afternoon Tea!!!

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  16. OK so now that you have found on of my weaknesses, Congratulations on your 100th post! I'll have to make this cheesecake to celebrate ;)
    Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social #19
    Ricki

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  17. Just stopping back to let you know that I will be featuring this at tonight's What We Accomplished Wednesday! Have an awesome day :)

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  18. Hi Nicole,
    I just love the Mint and Chocolate combination for you delicious Cheesecake. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  19. It's a fabulous looking cake.
    I love cheesecakes, and make them often but never tried mint cheesecake.
    I'd definitely love to try

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