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Black Forest Cheesecake

NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE
Prep:
60 mins
Cooking:
70 mins
Cooling:
120 mins
Yields:
16 servings
Elegant and festive, Black Forest Cheesecake is the perfect addition to your Holiday Dessert Buffet! A rich and chocolaty cream cheese filling with a layer of chopped maraschino cherries tops a delicate chocolate crumb crust. Decorated with a dazzling layer of cherry topping and drizzled chocolate, this 1st Prize winning dessert is perfect for any celebration! Created by Jeanette Spaulding of Simpsonville, KY.

Ingredients

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 500° F. Set roasting pan half full of water on lower rack of oven. Grease 10-inch springform pan.

FOR CRUST:
MELT
morsels and butter in medium, uncovered microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their shape. If, necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15- second intervals until melted. Combine water and Nescafé in very small bowl; stir to dissolve. Add coffee, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and cinnamon to chocolate mixture; mix well. Press on bottom and 1 inch up side of prepared pan.

FOR FILLING:
BEAT
cream cheese in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add sugar; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract. Reserve 1/3 cup batter. Pour remaining batter into prepared crust.

MELT morsels in uncovered small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH(100%) power 1 minute; STIR. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals until melted. Combine water and Nescafé in very small bowl; stir to dissolve. Combine melted chocolate, reserved 1/3 cup cream cheese mixture and coffee. Stir until smooth using wire whisk. Spread mixture on top of batter. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup finely chopped cherries. Gently swirl with a thin knife. Place cheesecake on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 200° F.; bake for 1 hour or until knife inserted in the center comes out with a creamy coating. Turn off oven and let cake cool in oven for 1 1/2 hours. Remove cake from oven. Cool on wire rack for 30 minutes. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or overnight.

FOR TOPPING:
COMBINE
cornstarch and reserved cherry juice in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened . Cool completely. Stir in remaining cherries.

REMOVE side of springform pan. Cover top of cheesecake with cherry topping. Place morsels in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut small hole in corner of bag. Squeeze to drizzle over cherry topping.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/16 servings of recipe
  • Calories 550
  • Calories from Fat 330

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 37g 56%
  • Saturated Fat 22g 111%
  • Cholesterol 160mg 53%
  • Sodium 320mg 13%
  • Carbohydrates 48g 16%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
  • Sugars 37g
  • Protein 8g
  • Vitamin A 25%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 10%