Italian Amaretto Chocolate Ricotta Cheesecake

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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!

12 chocolate graham crackers
6 tablespoons melted butter

Exceptionally creamy with Ricotta Cheese in this one!

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.


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

  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

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

  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.

  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)) ya think it may be too much? LOL

    Flavourful wishes,

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  15. great recipe,your cheesecake looks gorgeous!


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