Dark Chocolate Cheesecake w/Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache

Image: ambitiouskitchen.com
Image: ambitiouskitchen.com

Welcome to chocolate heaven.  This drool-worthy “Dark Chocolate Cheesecake” is topped with a creamy, rich chocolate hazelnut butter ganache and chopped toasted hazelnuts.

What you’ll need for the Dark Chocolate Cheesecake:

  • 3/4 cup 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

What you’ll need for the 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

Step-by-step instructions and beautiful photos ==> HERE