Sunday, August 21, 2011

Chocolate com Pimenta Ladyfingers Cheesecake


Everyone will eat this and wonder, hmmmm, what is that warmth I am sensing on the back of my throat? Chocolate lovers dream!
You will need:

8 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. granulated sugar, divided
3 Tbs. of water
2 pints of whipping cream
3 Tbs. of confectioner's sugar
2 8 oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper
3 packages of sponge ladyfingers
Chocolate shavings for garnish

In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips, sugar and water. Then set aside to cool. In a large bowl beat the whipping cream and confectioner's sugar until stiff peaks are formed. In another large bowl beat the cream cheese and the 1/2 cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Add the cooled chocolate and cayenne pepper and beat until well combined. Fold in half of the whipped cream, being careful not to deflate the whipped cream. Line the sides and bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with the lady fingers. Making sure the rounded edges are on the outside. Pour half of the chocolate mixture. Layer half of the remaining whipped cream and then another layer of the ladyfingers and repeat with the remaining chocolate mixture and lastly the whipped cream. Top with some chocolate shavings. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve nice and cold. Enjoy!


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