AMAZING! I read through the recommendations and reviews for this recipe and it came out beautifully. I added twice the amount of white chocolate to the cake (not the sauce), added a crushed oreo cookie crust (1/3 cup butter and 2/3 oreo cookie bag), and topped it with strawberries when serving.
The most important tip is not to put the springform inside the steam bath but instead to place the steam bath on the rack underneath the cheesecake when baking.
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake With Oreo Crust
For the Crust:
24 Oreo cookies-finely crushed
1/4 cup unsalted butter-melted
For Cheesecake Filling:
2 lbs. cream cheese- room temperature
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoon cocoa powder
4 eggs- room temperature
10 ounces bittersweet chocolate-chopped
For Chocolate Topping:
3/4 cup heavy cream
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate-finely chopped
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
To make the crust:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, grease a 9-inch springform pan and set aside.
Finely crush the cookies in a food processor, add melted butter and blend until it’s all moistened.