Italian Amaretto Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake


Italian Ricotta Chocolate Cheesecake (pictured with chocolate whipped cream and chocolate shavings, a chocolate lovers delight!)


Using Chocolate Graham Crackers and butter, a perfect crust!

Crust
12 chocolate graham crackers
6 tablespoons melted butter


Exceptionally creamy with Ricotta Cheese in this one!
Filling:

2 - 8oz cream cheese
1 pound of Homemade Ricotta,  or store bought Whole Milk drained
4 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
10 oz melted semi sweet or milk chocolate (melt in microwave for one minutes stir, if still not melted do in 30 second intervals)
2 tablespoons Amaretto
1 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/4 cup sugar

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees

Using a food processor, crush the crackers into fine crumbs
Slowly add the melted butter and pulse  a few more times.
Press the crumbs in the bottom of a 9 and 1/2 inch spring form pan.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees


In a large mixing bowl, blend together the cream cheese, well drained ricotta, whipping cream, melted  chocolate, Amaretto,  vanilla extract with a heavy duty beat till smooth and creamy looking, till well blended, add in the eggs then sugar, about 3 to 4 more minutes.
Pour the mixture into  a parchment lined and lightly sprayed first with cooking oil spring form pan.



Bake for around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Chill the cheesecake for at least 5 hours.
Remove from the pan. Serving suggestions: drizzle with hot fudge sauce ,chocolate shavings, a dollop of whipped cream or serve plain.

19 comments:

  1. Claudia, you are killing me! This is absolutely gorgeous - really, I don't think it could look any creamier.

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  2. OMG, this cake is mind-boggling! I love chocolate and his combination with amaretto. I'd be very happy to taste a slice of this luscious cheese cake. Bye, have a nice day

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  3. what a beautiful cake Claudia. Very nice recipe, i love amaretto and cheesecake. i'm copying this very nice recipe.

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  4. Can I go live on your porch or something? It's warm in FL, I won't eat that much - and if you could just pass me a little slice of this piece of heaven, I'll be good.

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  5. I've just baptised you Miss Princess Amaretto. You're spoiling me with these delicious desserts.
    The only thing I'd add is maybe a little more Amaretto ;o))...do ya think it may be too much? LOL

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

    P.S. as soon as I have a chance...I'll be adding this recipe to my Amaretto post also ;)

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  6. This is the stuff dreams are made of!!

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  7. Oh man, this looks so rich and wonderful. I want a bite right now!

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  8. this looks ridiculous! so much chocolatey goodness! all these amaretto desserts are making me jealous & hungry!

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  9. Oh heavens...I want a slice! Wonderful recipe :)

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  10. That cheesecake looks incredible! Nice job!!!!

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  11. Oh my Gosh! Claudie! This looks amazing! How can you go wrong with Cream Cheese, Ricotta and heavy whipping cream in the same desert? wow! YUM!

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  12. What a beautiful cheesecake Claudia. I love amaretto in chocolate! Hope you and your family had a nice Thanksgiving.

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  13. Now if only my two live-in Acolytes like ricotta style cheesecake....

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  14. I love cheesecake and it could not get any better with these two flavors of chocolate and Amaretto!

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  15. great recipe,your cheesecake looks gorgeous!

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