Hot Chocolate Cheesecake makes an elegant dessert for your holiday party. Use your favorite flavored hot chocolate for a custom treat!
Hiya! I'm Christy from the blog My Invisible Crown It's so nice to meet you! :D I'm your new Cheesecake girl but you'll also see lots of pies and tarts, too. I'm a serious sugar addict so pretty much anything goes with me in regards to desserts. Over on MIC I share most everything that I cook for my family with my readers.
I try to choose foods that are in season so we can work with the freshest ingredients available at the time. I've even started compiling a monthly post that lists what's in season for each month. I enjoy making different foods that aren't difficult and I do my best to help my readers learn to customize recipes so that it's all their own. Come take a poke around and let me know what you find interesting?
I bet you didn't know that hot chocolate powder can be substituted for cocoa powder? You do have to be careful with the amount of sugar you use and adjust accordingly but it really is pretty cool. Most hot chocolate mix is just cocoa powder with sugar added, although some are flavored in a distinct way... that's when it gets fun!
I've been making baked goods using hot chocolate mix for a long time. Last year I shared this Hot Chocolate Pound Cake on my blog and it was a big hit so when I was thinking about what my first post for Food Fanatic would be it was almost a no-brainer.
This is such a different recipe I knew I had to share. It's also a recipe you can customize for your family. You see that's one of the things I focus on with My Invisible Crown. Sharing customizable recipes with my readers.
When I was a young cook I would look at a recipe and if it listed an ingredient that I didn't have or didn't like I would immediately discard it and move on. Now I know better and make sure that with every recipe I post on my site that I list substitutions that would work well. Now, that doesn't completely apply here since I'm not giving additional suggestions but I wanted to point out that you could use many different kinds of FLAVORED hot chocolate mix and make this Hot Chocolate Cheesecake all your own!
What flavor will YOU use? Caramel, marshmallow, raspberry or just plain old original? It's your recipe so knock yourself out!