Mocha Chip Cheesecake

Merry Christmas, everybody!

This is the cheesecake I made for our Christmas dinner…who would think that a cheesecake could be so easy and so – almost – healthy? Well, not healthy, but closer than normal!

Now…let’s see if I can write down what I did.

Mocha Chip Cheesecake

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 cups 4% cottage cheese (lower-fat cottage cheese would probably work, too)

4 eggs

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. instant coffee granules

1-2 T. cocoa powder

2 T. cornstarch

1 1/2 cups miniature chocolate chips, divided

2 T. butter

Graham cracker crust in a 10″ springform cheesecake pan

Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips and crust) in a food processor and blend until smooth. If it all doesn’t fit, process part of it, remove, then process the other part. Fold in 1 cup chocolate chips. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining chocolate chips and butter. Stir until smooth. Combine with 1-2 cups cheesecake mixture. Spread the dark chocolate layer on the bottom of the crust. Cover with remaining cheesecake mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until almost set in the middle. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake sit in it for 30 minutes. Don’t open the door. Refrigerate overnight. Yield: 8-12 slices

Note: for an extra touch, garnish each piece with chocolate chips and coffee beans!

Hope you enjoy!

Rachel

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3 thoughts on “Mocha Chip Cheesecake

  1. Liz says:

    YUM!!!!!! I LOVE cheesecake!!!!

  2. BethAnn says:

    Ooo….yum…..AH! I must have! 😉

  3. Kaitlin says:

    That looks absolutely scrumptious! Perhaps we will have this on New Year’s Eve.

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