Neapolitan Cheesecake

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Layered or swirled white chocolate, dark chocolate and strawberry cheesecake on a crumb base. It may be served as is, or topped with strawberry preserves or ganache.

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Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch springform pan

Ingredients

Crumb Crust:

  • 1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Vanilla-White Chocolate Filling:

  • 2 ounces white chocolate, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Bittersweet Chocolate Filling:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Strawberry Filling:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon strawberry extract

  • cup strawberries, mashed

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small bowl, mix together the chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake for 8 minutes; cool on wire rack.

  2. For the vanilla-white chocolate filling: Melt white chocolate in a metal bowl over barely simmering water, or in a glass bowl in the microwave, stirring frequently; set aside. In a medium bowl, beat 8 ounces of cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Mix in 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla until blended. Mix white chocolate into the batter and set aside.

  3. For the dark chocolate filling: Melt chocolate in a metal bowl over barely simmering water, or in a glass bowl in the microwave, stirring frequently; set aside. In another bowl, beat 8 ounces of cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Mix in 1 egg and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla until blended. Stir in melted chocolate.

  4. For the strawberry filling: In a third bowl, mix together 8 ounces cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Blend in 1 egg and 1/2 teaspoon of strawberry extract; stir in mashed strawberries.

  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  6. Pour the white-chocolate vanilla cheesecake batter into the prepared crust. Layer with the dark chocolate and strawberry batters (see Cook's Notes).

  7. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), and continue baking for 50 minutes, or until center is nearly set when jiggled.

  8. Remove pan from the oven, immediately run a paring knife around the edge to loosen, and let cool completely. Refrigerate until chilled before removing from the pan.

Cook's Notes:

Fresh or frozen strawberries may be used in this recipe.

To make a marbled effect instead of layers, dollop tablespoons of each filling onto the crust. Use a paring knife to draw swirling lines through the batter, taking care not to scrape the crust.

The cheesecake may be served as is, or topped with strawberry preserves or chocolate ganache. You may mix up the order of the layers so that the white layer is on top, or whichever look you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

378 Calories
28g Fat
27g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 378
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 139mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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