Look at this beautiful monstrosity. Damnnnnnnn.
Just look at it. Oh, dear God, I think I get heart palpitations just gazing lovingly into its cookie dough goodness.
Are you sucked into a trance by its beauty? Its symmetric chocolate swirly lovelyness? Its layered yummines?
Yes, yes, and yes.
Let's just say that this puppy was a hit at tonight's Mom's Day dinner. Even my uncle loved it, and he isn't exactly the sweets-lover! I'd say that means that this cheesecake was a success. :)
The recipe came from here, but I made a few alterations...a few on purpose and a few by accident. I actually forgot that there was supposed to be chocolate ganche under the cheesecake layer, but I seriously think my entire fam and I would be in a diabetic coma if I would've included that. I intentionally left out the coffee, but I'm sure that would've been a super delicious addition. I also didn't do the whole frilly icing thing...I'm more of a rustic baker, so anything that involves piping frosting makes me a tad anxious. ;)
You must make this cheesecake. It's just that good.