I created this recipe when we were first married, it is one of those desserts that looks way fancier and more difficult than it really is. If you are looking for a show stopper which requires a small amount of effort than this is a perfect fit!
Every time I have made this dessert I have an empty cake plate at the end of the night. It is a beautiful mix of creamy fluffy light cheesecake filling with a light chocolate frame surrounding it topped with a rainbow of color.
The overall dessert is not overly sweet so it is easy to enjoy every last bite! I love to do this in the summer for a BBQ or when friends come around to play games, ok who I am kidding I love to make this one year around! Topped with any variety of fresh fruit the elegance is laced with a pop of color making for a grand entrance.
Don’t let the picture fool you on the level of skill needed to pull this off. You will need a spring form pan in order for this dessert to be a success. I use a pan that is 8 inches in diameter and 4 inches in depth but any size of spring form pan will work. You will make a frame from the parchment paper so you can easily paint on a thin layer of chocolate until you have a nice shell ready to fill with divine yumminess! This makes it easy to pop out of the spring form pan right before you serve it and peel away your parchment paper. You cannot make this dessert last minute, it is important to know that this dessert taste best when it has sit in the fridge for a minimum of 12 hours (ideally 24 hours) so that the cheesecake filling has time to absorb all the flavors.
This is the secret to making it taste like cheesecake – without that time it does NOT taste the same. Once you have this one under your belt, your friends will request you bring it to every dinner party so beware!Print