One of the reasons that you have to make this cheesecake is you don’t have to worry about the horrifying WATERBATH. This cheesecake does not require this gruelling process. Any cracks will be completely covered by this sinfully-looking topping.
And the taste, OH MY GOD! Creamy, crunchy, sweet, rich, chocolate-y.
Mine was a mini cake, which can easily be enlarged with a double portion of ingredients.
Ingredients (7-inch cake):
1 1/2 cup Oreo cookie crumb
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
250 grams dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
100 grams dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup mini marshmallow
1/2 cup almond, lightly toasted and roughly chopped
Preheat oven at 350F. Grease a 7-inch spring form pan.
Make the crust by mixing all the crust ingredients together in a food processor or with a fork.
Press the mixture onto the bottom of the spring form pan. Bake crust for 8 minutes. Set aside to cool. Turn down oven temperature to 275F.
To prepare filling, place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmering water, and stir constantly until chocolate is melted. Set aside.
In a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until smooth. Add sour cream and beat to combine. Then add eggs, one at a time. Mix for 2 minutes. On low speed, pour in melted chocolate, blend for another 2 minutes until well combined.
Pour the filling over the cooled crust. Tap the pan on counter a few times to release all the air in the batter. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the edge of the cheesecake is puffed but the center is still wobbly and wet looking.
Turn off the oven with the door slightly opened, let the cheesecake sit in the oven to cool completely, at least an hour.
Chill for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.
Before serving, leave the cake in room temperature for 30 minutes. For the topping, pour the melted chocolate on top of the cake, sprinkle marshmallows and almonds, then drizzle over some extra chocolate.
In Place of sour cream we can add anything else
Hi Ajita, you could try to replace it with plain yogurt. :)
Just made this for Father’s Day using your recipe but converted for Themomix – it was DIVINE!!! Thanks so much for sharing!
I’m glad that you enjoyed the recipe! Happy Father’s Day to your man! :)
What if I am using a 9inch pan? How would I bump the ingredients up for that?
Hi Joey, I would say to add half to one full portion more of the ingredients. So it would be:
2 1/4 cups Oreo cookie crumb
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
350 grams dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
16 ounces (2 packages) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
For the topping, the portion should be good enough even for a 9-inch cake. Hope you enjoy the recipe. :)
I am really looking forward to making this yummy looking cheesecake, however I am just wondering if you used the almonds on top or another nut, like pecans maybe?
Hi Jenn, I used a mix of almonds and walnuts. But you can in fact use any kind of nuts you want.
The Rocky Road Cheesecake was a huge success for my son’s friends 30th birthday!!! I did tweak it a little–used 70% cocoa Lindt chocolate in filling–semi-sweet choc chunks on top and served with heavy whipped cream, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. YUM!!! No nuts or marshmallows, so I guess it didn’t end up being rocky road, but it sure was delish.
Made it. Loved it. The family were very impressed!
Know how I deal with the water bath? I don’t, I don’t use recipes that want them. I’m a busy lady, as long as it tastes good then I want it simple and relatively inexpensive.
This cheesecake looks extremely good! I am going to make it for an Easter Dessert. Thanks for sharing and I hope mine turns out as well as yours did!
This is a wonderful looking dessert and cannot wait to try it out for special Easter function this weekend. I have been afraid to try a cheesecake but plan to make yours – your instructions and advice make me want to bake one or more…lol. Thank you!
wowie wow wow!
OMG! This looks so good! What a great cheesecake idea! And I love that it doesn’t have a waterbath. Sounds much more user-friendly!
Right on this looks delicious!! Xx
Wow oh wow does that look incredible. Bookmarking that one!!
that Rocky Road Cheesecake looks major fabulous…! and it made from my favorite all of the time fav ingredients, no doubt for deliciousness of this cake
This looks soo delicipous and conforting…I’d need a slice now… ;)
Looks sinful and tempting ! I would love a bite.. :D
This is a definite sign to make some cheesecakes! definite. Sign.!! Humor me….
This looks inredible!!! It’s making my hungry now.
Oh my, what a cake! I would absolutely adore a slice of such a rich, wonderful cheesecake :) Well done!
OMGoodness!! This looks Amazingly good!!!! I hope it taste as good as it looks!! :-)
HOLY MOLY! It doesnt get any better than thatt! Incredible picture!