Godiva White Chocolate Cheesecake with Fresh Whipped Cream.

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Would you believe I’ve never made a cheesecake before? My thighs may say otherwise, but I’ve really never made one.

 

My thighs are on to something – I’ve eaten plenty a cheesecake slice in my day.

 

My inspiration:

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Godiva White Chocolate. Are there even words?

 

 

Have you ever had this in hot chocolate? If not, please. do. so. now.

 

 

 

 

I crushed up some Oreos to make a crust.

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And ate this entire stick of melted butter to bind it together.

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I threw some cinnamon in with the crumbs.

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This was my first time using a springform pan. And I call myself a baker?

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I based my cheesecake mix on a chocolate cheesecake recipe from my aunt.

 

 

You all know I love cream cheese. I don’t think I’ve ever used this much in one recipe before.

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How exciting.

 

 

 

I confess, I am a huge chocolate snob. I only like the best of the best. 

 

Kind of how I feel about shoes. And coats.

 

 

Unfortunately, I am not as kind towards my bank account as I am towards chocolate and shoes. Well – maybe am I.

 

I use all 3 alot. That counts, right?

 

 

 

 

Anyway, I don’t like much ‘candy’ chocolate. But I do love Snickers.

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So I chopped some up. I wanted to put it in the cheesecake, but later decided against it.

 

 

 

I think it was a good call, except for the fact that  65% of the pieces made it into my belly.

 

 

 

 

My batter turned out well, but I had no idea what to expect since I was a cheesecake-baking virgin. 

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I was a little miffed when it came out like this, but with some extensive googling, I learned this was not unusual.

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I knew some cheesecakes had a ‘sour cream’ topping, but I had already planned on a fresh whipped cream topping.

 

 

 

 

So I mixed up some sour cream, sugar and more booze to put on top of the cheesecake and fill in the cracks.

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I spread this on and baked it for a little while longer.

 

 

I took a picture, but it came out terrible. Very yellow. And cheesecake + yellow is not something I want to experience.

 

 

Unless it is banana cream cheesecake, which may be my next venture into cheesecake land.

 

 

 

 

I knew I wanted the fresh whipped cream topping. Partly so I could eat a quarter of the mixture by itself.

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And since I would be eating so much, I added a good six splashes of Godiva.

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I love whipping cream. There is something so simple and amazing about it.

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Maybe I’m so amused because it goes from liquid to semi-solid? I don’t remember much about science class.

 

 

 

I also apparently missed spelling class because I just spelled ‘amused’ with a ‘z.’

Like – ‘amuzed.’

 

 

 

 

Fresh Godiva White Chocolate Whipped Cream.

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 Topped with Snickers. 

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I wanted to dive in, tongue first.

 

 

 

 

 

Check out this beauty.

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I loved how thick the crust was. Oreo crust is one of my favorite things, especially mixed with butter. Remember when I ate this entire Oreo crust?

 

 

Yeah, neither do I.

 

 

 

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White Chocolate Godiva Cheesecake with Fresh Whipped Cream

Preheat oven to 350.

crust:

25-30 Oreos

1/2-1 stick of butter

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Crush Oreos or use a food processor to make crumbs. Add cinnamon to crumbs. Melt butter. Mix crumbs and butter together in a large bowl. Press into springform pan, pushing crumbs ‘up’ the sides so the crust is a 1/4 of the way up the pan. Refridgerate.

 

filling:

4-8oz blocks softened cream cheese

1 3/4 cups sugar

3 eggs

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup Godiva White Chocolate Liquer

Beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Mix and scrape down bowl after each addition. Add flour and vanilla. Add liquer in small amounts and mix. The batter should not be too thick or too runny. A sprinkling of flour may need to be added at the end.

Pour into springform pan, only filling pan 3/4 of way full and bake 60-75 minutes. Watch closely.

 

sour cream topping:

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup Godiva White Chocolate Liquer

Mix sour cream, sugar, and liquer together. Once cheesecake has cooled for 15 minutes, top with sour cream mix. Bake for 10 minutes more.

 

fresh whipped cream topping:

16 oz heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup Godiva White Chocolate Liquer

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup chopped Snickers pieces

 

With a stand or electric hand mixer, beat cream, sugar and liquer until it thickens.

Once cheesecake is cool, top with fresh whipped cream and snickers pieces.

 

 

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In an unusual fashion, I took this cheesecake to a family member’s house so I did not eat the entire thing on my own.

 

But I could have.  And would have.

 

Beautiful blessings in disguise. I love them.

 

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