Molten Chocolate Cheesecake

Molten Chocolate Cheesecake
22 servings, 1 cheesecake each


Ingredients Weights Measures
Chocolate Ganache
heavy cream 10 fl oz 1 cup + 2 Tbsp.
unsalted butter 2 oz. 1/4 cup
light corn syrup 1-1/2 fl oz 3 Tbsp.
water 1 fl oz 2 Tbsp.
BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, finely chopped 8 oz. 8 squares
OREO Crust
unsalted butter, melted 6 oz. 2/3 cup
OREO Base Cake 1 lb. + 2 oz. 1 qt.
Chocolate Cheesecake
PHILADELPHIA Original Cream Cheese, softened 3 lb. 1 loaf
sugar 12 oz. 1-1/2 cups
cornstarch 1-1/2 oz. 6 Tbsp.
heavy cream 4 fl oz 1/2 cup
whole eggs 12 fl oz 6 each
egg yolks 2 fl oz 2 each
BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted, cooled 1 lb. 16 squares
vanilla - 2 tsp.
fresh raspberries 6 oz. 1-1/2 cups
Florentine Cookies with OREO - Trial Recipe


CHOCOLATE Ganache: Bring cream, butter, corn syrup and water to boil in saucepan. Pour over chocolate in bowl; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until thickened. Scoop into 22 balls (or into 11 balls for trial recipe) using a #40 scoop. Freeze until ready to use.

OREO Crust: Place 22 (3-inch) baking rings (or 11 baking rings for trial recipe) in sheet pans sprayed with cooking spray. Spray baking rings with additional cooking spray. Mix ingredients until well blended; press 3 Tbsp. onto bottom of each baking ring. Bake in 325ºF convection oven 5 min. Cool while preparing Chocolate Cheesecake.

CHOCOLATE Cheesecake: Fill full-hotel pan with water; place on lowest rack of convection oven. Heat oven to 350ºF. Beat cream cheese in 12-qt. bowl of mixer fitted with paddle attachment until creamy. Add combined sugar and cornstarch, and heavy cream. Beat 1 min. or until well blended, stopping occasionally to scrape bottom and side of bowl. Gradually beat in whole eggs and yolks, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Add chocolate and vanilla; mix just until blended. Use #6 scoop to portion batter over crusts.

PRESS 1 frozen ganache ball into batter in each ring, completely covering ball with batter. Bake cheesecakes 25 to 30 min. or just until centers are almost set. Cool in rings 1 hour before running knife around rings to loosen cakes. Cool cheesecakes slightly.

FOR each serving: Place 1 Chocolate Cheesecake on serving plate. Garnish plate with about 4 raspberries.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Make Ahead
Cheesecakes can be made ahead of time. Cool, but do not remove from rings. Refrigerate up to 2 days. When ready to serve, wrap each ring in warm towel; let stand 1 min. or until ring can easily be lifted off. Place cheesecake on microwaveable serving plate. Microwave on HIGH 20 to 30 sec. or until cheesecake is warmed. For longer storage, individually wrap unmolded cheesecakes and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in refrigerator, then warm in microwave just before serving.
How to Easily Press Crumb Mixture into Baking Rings
For ease in pressing crumbs into baking rings, cut a cardboard circle slightly smaller than diameter of baking ring. Wrap in plastic wrap, with edges of wrap extending beyond edge of circle. Place crumb mixture in each ring; press onto bottom of ring with cardboard circle.
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