Chocolate Cinnamon Cheesecake

Easy to make, delicious and chocolatey, with a hint of cinnamon. I guarantee you’re going to fall in love with this cheesecake. And it’s so sinfully delicious, you might even think it’s better than ‘you know what’. :)

CHOCOLATE CINNAMON CHEESECAKE. Super easy to make, only 6 ingreds, 15mins prep, 40mins bake time, in less than an hour, you have a delicious, chocolatey, melt-in-your-mouth dessert.Last week was the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend and I was originally planning on making a vanilla bean cheesecake with a wild blueberry compote. However, my baking plans changed while shopping at Wal-mart and stumbling across a 3-pack of Philadelphia’s Chocolate Cream Cheese with a yummy recipe on the side. I was instantly sold, though I still plan to that vanilla bean cheesecake for another occasion. I honestly don’t know of anyone who doesn’t like cheesecake.

chocolate cinnamon cheesecake-1The recipe was super easy to follow, just butter, chocolate cookie crumbs, eggs and sugar. What makes this recipe so simple is that the chocolate is already part of the cream cheese,so half the work is already done for you. This cheesecake will take you less than 1 hour to make from start to finish, just 10-15 minutes of prep, and 40-45 minutes bake time. I added the cinnamon for some flare and I’m so glad I did. The fragrance and taste of the cinnamon mixed with the chocolate is amazing. You can omit the cinnamon if you are not a fan, but I highly recommend adding it. The one teaspoon I added to the batter is just the right amount. It’s not overpowering or spicy, it just adds a heavenly fragrance and taste that pairs so well with the chocolate. The package of 3 is a limited edition, but the single 250g round container is always available.

CHOCOLATE CINNAMON CHEESECAKE. Super easy to make, only 6 ingreds, 15mins prep, 40mins bake time, in less than an hour, you have a delicious, chocolatey, melt-in-your-mouth dessert.Imagine this, creamy, velvety cheesecake, melting-in-your-mouth as the smooth chocolate flavor caresses your palette. And if that wasn’t enough, you have the aroma of cinnamon stimulating your senses. This cheesecake is so good, I’d even say it’s heavenly.

CHOCOLATE CINNAMON CHEESECAKE. Super easy to make, only 6 ingreds, 15mins prep, 40mins bake time, in less than an hour, you have a delicious, chocolatey, melt-in-your-mouth dessert.

Chocolate Cinnamon Cheesecake

  • Servings: 8
  • Time: 10-15mins prep 40-45mins bake
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

1 & 1/4 cup chocolate cookie baking crumbs

3 tbsp melted butter

3 pkgs (250g each) Philadelphia Chocolate Cream Cheese, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

3 eggs

Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss the cookie crumbs with the melted butter and press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

2) Using a handheld mixer, beat the cream cheese with the sugar and cinnamon until well blended. Add the eggs, one at a time until just combined and smooth.

3) Pour over crust and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the edges looks dull and there is 2-3 inches of the center that is still wobbly. Remove from the oven and run a thin knife around the edges to loosen cake. Cool before removing the rim. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

Optional: Top with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon or cocoa powder before serving.

Recipe adapted from Philadelphia.

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BAKERY STYLE CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS. A crispy sky-high muffin top, full of chocolate chips, soft and buttery - a perfect way to start your morning.I love enjoying a good muffin with a nice, warm cup of coffee, especially now that the fall weather is setting in. My favorite part of a muffin is the muffin top, that’s why I love bakery style muffins. Breaking off that large, crispy muffin top and taking that first bite is heaven to me. When I was a kid, I would only eat the tops of my muffins and it used to drive my mother crazy because she though it was so wasteful. But, the bottom just couldn’t compare to the top. This reminds me of that Seinfeld episode back in the 90’s where Elaine had the idea of a store just selling muffin tops. I know I totally dated myself with the last reference, but I hope some of you know what I’m talking about or else I’m just going to feel old and geeky.

BAKERY STYLE CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS. A crispy sky-high muffin top, full of chocolate chips, soft and buttery - a perfect way to start your morning.Anyway, let’s talk baking science. The key to the perfect bakery style muffin is to have just enough leavening agents (baking soda and baking powder) to create that puffy dome when baking, but not so much that you can taste it. Baking at an initial high temperature will cause the air bubbles in the batter to expand even further. This will help give the muffin a soft and fluffy texture and also create the high rise. Using enough fats and liquids like butter, eggs, and milk, will make the muffins moist and rich. You also need enough volume of batter to fill the tins to the top. Lastly, and this is a tip in general for making soft and tender muffins, mix the wet with the dry ingredients until JUST combined. Over mixing will result in hockey pucks and you don’t want that. Everything else is a matter of preference in taste.

BAKERY STYLE CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS. A crispy sky-high muffin top, full of chocolate chips, soft and buttery - a perfect way to start your morning.I used mini chocolate chips for this recipe because they disperse more evenly throughout, but you can use regular chocolate chips or chocolate chunks if you prefer. I also added some salt to enhance all the flavors. I used to shy away from salt, but I learned from watching Master Chef that it’s useful for more than just adding a savory taste, it also potentiates all the other flavors. I added 1 tablespoon of vanilla because I like vanilla in all my baked goods. It’s just one of those flavors that goes well with most things, and of course you need some sugar. I only used 1 cup of sugar for this recipe because the chocolate chips are already sweet. So, in a nutshell, that’s pretty much how I came up with the recipe.

BAKERY STYLE CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS. A crispy sky-high muffin top, full of chocolate chips, soft and buttery - a perfect way to start your morning.Enjoy these fabulous muffins with your morning coffee and/or as an afternoon snack. They’re moist, fluffy, rich in flavor, loaded with sweet chocolate chips, and they’re so delicious, I promise you’ll want to devour the whole thing, not just the tops.

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 cup milk (whole or buttermilk is preferred)

1 tbsp vanilla

1 & 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 425°F and spray a 12 cup muffin tray with non-stick cooking spray.

2) In a large bowl, toss together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Set aside.

3) In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Slowly add to the dry ingredients. Gently fold together until JUST combined.

4) Divide the batter into the 12 muffin cups and bake at 425°F for 5 minutes, then turn the oven heat down to 375°F and bake for another 13-15 minutes. Let cool for about 5-10 minutes and enjoy warm.

Muffins taste best the day of, but can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Recipe by Little Sweet Baker

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