Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 70 min. + chilling
I had the hardest time getting that top layer (strawberry) to set in the oven. It took almost 2 hours. I did make sure it was drained really well, but the batter was super runny, and barely covered the white chocolate layer. I'm a "professional" cheesecake baker - I sell to restaurants, and this was my first time making this one. My biggest issue, aside from the strawberry layer taking forever, is that this cake doesn't "rise" at all. And when it was finally done, its not very tall. I have decided that this cake, as it is, isn't saleable - so I'm going to modify this recipe to add another package of cream cheese, beat the eggs a little more, and add a little flour to the strawberry layer as a thickening agent, and see how it goes. I don't think the cake will "taste" bad, but its kind of small to be selling it, as it is. So my family will get to enjoy this "test" cake - they'll be happy, they never get to eat what I bake - they're always for someone else!
I love cheesecake. And this one is really good. I like all three of the flavors together in one cheesecake. Its like neapolitan ice cream (only better) for adults. It is a little tedious to get all the flavors mixed up and the chocolate sauce is a bit much, but all in all, its cheesecake. Its supposed to be rich and decadent! The water bath is a must, keeps it from cracking.
I skip the chocolate topping, subbing in a chocolate and white chocolate drizzle. This is a cheesecake thats often requested for holidays and occasions.
This is an OK cheesecake. It really does not rise very well the way a cheesecake should. The chocolate topping gets too hard and is difficult to eat with the cheesecake. I made it twice; however, same results with having more of a flat cheesecake. The second time I omitted the chocolate topping and frosted it with fresh whipped cream and white chocolate shavings. It was better the second time, but wished it would not be so flat.
i brought this to a neighborhood gathering and it was such a big hit everyone wanted the recipe so i printed out the recipe and wrote a little note to my neighbors and put them in each mailbox 25 of them truly one of the best cheesecakes ive ever had or made
I love this cheesecake. the white chocolate layer is a nice surprise in this yummy cheesecake.
I have made this a couple of times and the second time I thought "This is even better than I remembered!" I have a reputation among family & friends of being a good cook & pastry chef (thanks to Taste of Home) and this will not disappoint!I didn't bother with the white chocolate drizzle.
It's a bit more complicated than the average cheesecake, but it's definitely worth the effort. DELICIOUS! I made one small change: instead of pouring the chocolate over the top, I drizzled both the semisweet chocolate and the white chocolate. It looked pretty and the semisweet chocolate didn't overwhelm the other flavors in the cake.