Wednesday, April 4

Neapolitan Cheesecake Recipe



This past weekend my parents came up from Florida to visit.  I always try to make cheesecakes for special occasions and my parents visiting is of course a special occasion!  Cheesecakes are kind of my go-to dessert, so I always like to experiment with new recipes.  This was the first time I've made the Neapolitan Cheesecake.

First you need a helper and the ingredients: My helper is Contessa Bear


Neapolitan Cheesecake Recipe

Preheat Oven to 350F degrees (180C)
9 inch cheesecake pan, ungreased, or springform pan with 3 inch sides

CRUST
1 1/4 cups chocolate sandiwch cookie crumbs
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

FILLING
3 packages cream cheese, softened (each 8 oz/250g)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled (approx 4 oz when not melted)
2 oz white chocolate, melted and cooled (approx 4 oz when not melted)
1/2 cup fresh strawberries, mashed (approx 6 large strawberries) Note: you can always replace with raspberries if strawberries are not in season.

DECORATION
3 oz semi-sweet chocolate
2 tbsp unsalted butter


Mix it up!

DIRECTIONS

Tip 1
I find it useful to place a sheet of wax paper at the bottom of the cheesecake pan and then snap the sides back on and tear the rest of the paper off.  It makes it a little easier to get out of the pan.

1.  CRUST: In a medium bowl, mix cookie crumbs and butter.  Press into bottom of cheesecake pan and freeze.

2.  FILLING:  In a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.  Mix in vanilla.  Divide batter into three equal portions.  Mix the melted semi-sweet chocolate into one-third of batter.  Mix the white chocolate into one-third of the batter.  Stir strawberries into remaining third.  Spread dark chocolate batter over crust.  Refrigerate for about 5 minute to firm (Tip 2 touch the layer after refrigeration and make sure it feels firm otherwise your other layers may blend).  Spread white chocolate batter carefully over dark chocolate layer, covering it completely.  Refrigerate for 5 minutes to firm.  Spread strawberry portion over white chocolate layer.  Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until the top is light brown and the center has a slight jiggle to it.  Cool for 2 hours.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

3.  DECORATION:  In top of double boiler on medium heat with water ripping, whisk chocolate nad butter until fully melted.  Pour over chilled cake and let drip down sides.  Serve cold.

TIP 3  
For slicing a cheesecake use a warm knife, press straight down and wipe clean after each cut.

As you will note, it was terrible...  JK

25 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering right now!!:P It seems so good! Thanks for the recipe dear, would like to try it!! Kisses and have a nice day!!

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  2. Oh man, this looks good. Too bad I over-indulged the past few days. No dessert for a week for me! But then I just might have to make this...

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  3. Neapolitan ice cream is my favorite... aside from orange pineapple. I am definitely making this cheesecake over the weekend. xo

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  4. OH MY! My two most favourite desserts combined into one! This looks so delicious!

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  5. Well this looks delicious! And I'm sure it wouldn't have been possible without your lovely little helper :) xoxo, morgan

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  6. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm...........que rica.
    Besos.

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  7. These cheesecake has my mouth watering! Looks so good & I love me some cheesecake!

    xx, ashlyn

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  8. oh this looks soo good!

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  9. well that looks amazing!

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  10. This looks amazing, I love cheesecake!

    Laura xo

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  11. Mmmm, I think I will try your recipe!

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  12. um need to try ASAP - love!

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  13. Yum - this looks delicious !

    Joanne

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

    x

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  14. OMG! This looks AMAZING! I'm hosting and preparing all the food for a bridal shower in two weeks and I think I might give this a whirl! Thanks for stopping by earlier!

    xx-
    sarah

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  15. Oh my gosh this looks SO good, stop tempting us!

    SIDEWALKCATWALKS.com

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  16. that looks yummy and I'm sure your parents loved the treat as well.

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  17. Oh my gosh -- cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, and this looks SO yummy! Thanks for the recipe! xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

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  18. I think I gained like 5 pounds just reading this recipe! It looks absolutely delish!!! I am trying this for sure. Thanks for sharing (^_^)

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  19. omg'd this looks delicious. i love cheesecake and have never had a neapolitan one. YUM!
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  20. yum!! i wanna try this :D

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  21. oh goodness, you shouldn't have given out the recipe. this is dangerous! so scrumptious!!!
    xo TJ

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  22. This looks ridiculously good!!!
    fashiontruffles.blogspot.com

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  23. So delicious! This would be great to serve a dinner party!

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  24. Yum! Thanks for the share! I love cheesecake & this idea is fabulous! xo, Megs

    http://princesshippielove.blogspot.com

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