This is rich, this is decadent, this is most of my favorite things all in one. A buttery chocolate cookie crust, a rich cream cheese filling overflowing with dark chocolate and coffee flavor. All sealed in with a beautiful dark chocolate ganache that has just enough peppermint in it to lift and lighten the whole thing, without sacrificing any of that richness. Do you know that feeling of warmth you get deep in your chest when you eat something decadently scrumptious? Maybe not? Well, you will after this cheesecake!
This was my first time making a cheesecake and I wanted something not too sweet. I found a recipe for a regular cheesecake, then added the chocolate, coffee, and mint ganache- the trifecta of an amazing dessert. The Three Amigos. The Three Musketeers. Each one makes the other better. Up the sugar or use milk chocolate if you want something sweeter. This is rich, but not overly sugary.