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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake w/Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache, Toasted Hazelnuts and Sea Salt

I think the picture says it all... YUMM!!


  • 3/4 cup FAGE Total Greek Yogurt 2%
  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 10 ounces (1 1/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (use dark cocoa for more intensity)
  • 10 ounces 72% dark chocolate, chopped
  • 25 chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos are good)
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache:
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) chocolate hazelnut butter (Nutella)
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) heavy cream
  • 2 ounces 72% dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt, plus more if desired
For full recipe directions check it out over at the Ambitious Kitchen:

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