I recommend serving something special that must be made in advance — something like this triple chocolate cheesecake. It's rich, it's decadent, and it can be made up to two days ahead! Interested in the uncomplicated recipe? Keep reading.
This cranberry chocolate cheesecake is sure to stun and impress. It's absolutely amazing. The crust consists of crushed chocolate wafer cookies that are laced with cinnamon, the filling is a classic and incredibly creamy vanilla cheesecake, and the topping is a fruity, tart, and sweet cranberry syrup. If you're a cheesecake lover, this dessert is a must make. Get the make-in-advance recipe after the jump.
In addition to varieties like red velvet and white raspberry truffle, the restaurant is also offering a new flavor, Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Cheesecake, at the promotional price and donating 25 cents of each slice to charity. So if you love your cheesecake studded with peanut butter cup chunks and layered with fudge cake and caramel, today's your lucky (and guilt-free) day.
I'm pretty sure Mr. Yum will be dragging me to the San Francisco location for a bite of his favorite — the simple-yet-classic plain version. What will you be ordering?
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Don't be intimidated, this cake is not that hard to make. It's a standard chocolate cheesecake and typical chocolate ganache. The most difficult part is cutting out the snake stencil. Completing the cake is wildly rewarding, I found it more satisfying than actually eating a piece, and regretted not making it for a party where it could be properly displayed and admired. It's perfect for Halloween or a Harry Potter-themed birthday party, so if you're feeling daring, get the recipe and read more
Although the Inauguration isn't until next Tuesday, I'm inviting friends over to kick off the ceremony on Sunday. Since Barack Obama was senator in Chicago, the menu has a Chicago theme. After finishing the deep-dish pizzas, wait an hour before serving this decadent dessert. Eli's is the Windy City's famous bakery known for its chocolate chip cheesecake. While you could order a cheesecake from Eli's and have it delivered, I recommend whipping up a homemade variation. This recipe features sour cream (like most Chicago-style cheesecakes) and results in a cake that is firm on the outside, but deliciously creamy on the inside.
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