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Godiva chocolate cheesecake recipe

This recipe tastes almost exactly like the Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. The only difference is the crust (which is the flourless chocolate cake) isn't exactly right and the ganache on top isn't as rich. One of the main things to keep in mind is the one-of-a-kind taste does come from the Godiva chocolate, so if that is what you are looking for, splurge on the chocolate.

There is definitely too much batter for the flourless cake, so it would probably be okay to halve the recipe or if you aren't comfortable doing that, just halve the batter. There is also too much mousse; on the original, there is only about half an inch, if not less. The layering should go: flourless chocolate cake, cheesecake, mousse, chocolate ganache.

Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake (replica of The Cheesecake Factory)

Ingredients

Flourless Chocolate Cake

  • 7 oz semisweet chocolate (45-50 % cocoa)
  • 4/5 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated

Chocolate Cheesecake

  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted

Directions:

For cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9 in (23 cm) cake tin with greaseproof or other non-stick paper and grease the tin.
  3. Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt it with butter over hot water.
  4. Beat the egg yolks with half of the sugar.
  5. Fold in the melted butter and chocolate mixture.
  6. Beat egg whites until frothy by using an electric mixer; gradually add the remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  7. Fold in the beaten egg whites. 

For cheesecake:

  1. Blend cream cheese with sugar; add eggs.
  2. Add melted chocolate, beating until thick and smooth.
  3. Pour cake mixture into prepared pan; very carefully, spread cheesecake mixture over batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until cheesecake is firm in center.

Chocolate mousse (It's a good idea to prepare this in advance)

Ingredients

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 2 1/2 c heavy whipping cream
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped in small pieces

Directions


  1. Beat egg yolks in a small bowl on high speed until thick and lemon colored, about 3 minutes.
  2. Gradually add sugar then beat.
  3. Heat one cup whipping cream in saucepan over medium heat just until hot. (Do not boil.)
  4. Gradually stir half of the hot cream into egg yolk mixture then combine back into hot cream in saucepan.
  5. Cook over low heat about 5 minute, stirring constantly, until mixture is blended and thickens.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes, then add chocolate to mixture and stir until thick, about 5 minutes.
  7. Cover and refridgerate for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, just until chilled.
  8. Beat remaining 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream in chilled medium bowl until stiff.
  9. Mix 3/4 of the whipping cream into chocolate mixture until blended.
  10. Fold remaining whipped cream gradually into chocolate mixture until well blended.
     

Chocolate ganache

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped finely (or use chips)
  • 1/2 pint of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 

Directions

  1. Pour chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips) into a metal mixing bowl.
  2. Stirring constantly, heat whipping cream, butter and vanilla in a small saucepan to just about boiling, but don’t let it actually come to a boil. You should see bubbles forming around the edges of the pot. If you’re using a thermometer, heat it to about 180 degrees.
  3. Immediately pour hot cream mixture over chocolate and use a small whisk to mix until completely smooth. 
     

After cheesecake has completely cooled and chilled for about 30 minutes, spread a layer of mousse over cheesecake and let it set in refrigerator or freezer. After mousse has firmed, spread a layer of ganache over that and let it firm in the refrigerator or freezer. Then, enjoy!
 
 

Comments

  • JC 4 years ago

    After trying you're rum balls, I fee comfortable giving this complicated recipe a try. I'm sure it will be worth it regardless.

  • Dee 4 years ago

    I made this for Easter for my family. My nephew helped me and he is a good cook too. We followed your directions to a tee with no substitutions! It layered perfectly and we were excited to taste this. When it was served some of the guests brought it back and said it was way too strong and too sweet to eat. We had to throw it out. The Godiva site itself has a better recipe and I will be trying that one instead. I'm sorry it was a bomb!

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

    What is that poop on top of it? That picture alone does not make me even WANT to try and make it

  • Victoria 2 years ago

    I haven't ever taken the time to review a recipe...but this one was WORTH THE REVIEW!

    I read the review about it being too sweet - I couldn't disagree less. This was decadently rich and perfectly chocolatey...very indulgent for any chocolate lover. Not too sweet at all.

    I followed the recipe exactly. It took 2 days to make it...I let the chocolate cake and chocolate cheesecake layers cool in the fridge overnight and did the mousse and ganache the next day just to be sure everything sat up and layered perfectly.

    This recipe was TO DIE FOR!!! Thanks very much for sharing!

    I can't say if it tastes exactly like the Cheesecake Factory's version because I've never had it. A good friend loves CF's chocolate cheesecake, so I wanted to re-create it for her birthday as her present. Whether it tastes just like the original or not - I'm not sure. But I do know this was a perfect b-day present! The layers were perfect, the texture and creaminess was spot on for a cheesecake, and the rich chocolate flavor is exactly what I was going for.

    This is not for the faint of heart - if you are a chocloate lover - this is the ultimate indulgence!

    Thanks again for the fabulous recipe! I will be making it over and over again for special occasions in the years to come. A definite keeper. And my picky husband loved it too - he's not even a big fan of really rich chocolate desserts. An 11 out of 10!!!!

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