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Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake #IDBaking

peppermint cheesecake

Last year, I created {cough, cough} a peppermint hot chocolate recipe using Peppermint Mocha creamer from International Delight. Grace and I have been looking forward to this year’s Peppermint Mocha season with glee. A few weeks ago, I realized that creamer can be used in place of cream in recipes. This was a revelation of epic proportions. The girls and I immediately drove to our local Walmart and purchased two large bottles of creamer, in York Peppermint Patty and Peppermint Mocha flavors. (I wanted to try Pumpkin Spice but I let Grace overrule me. She doesn’t like anything pumpkin this … Read more

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Imagine a layer cake with cherries in the center and rich, chocolate ganache covering the top and pouring down over the sides. Sounds decadent, doesn’t it? Now imagine the layers are made of cheesecake. That’s what this is – an Oreo cookie crust topped with a layer of cheesecake, then a layer of cherries, then another layer of cheesecake, and the whole thing is topped with chocolate ganache. I took this cheesecake to my church’s Thanksgiving service, and there was nary a morsel left to bring home. It was sliced and resliced because everyone wanted a morsel. I said to … Read more