Chocolate Layer Cheesecake has a rich layer of vanilla cheesecake resting atop a decadent layer of chocolate cheesecake nestled in a chocolate cookie crust. Topped with fresh raspberries and whipped cream, this cheesecake is a showstopper!
The first time I was invited to dinner with my future in-laws, I was asked to bring a dessert. Since my MIL worked at a bakery, I found it odd at the time. She later told me the dirty little secret of larger bakeries is that they do very little actual baking. She called it more of a thawing/proofing/frosting operation. Who knew?
In any case, I was nervous to meet Bacon Slayer’s parents wearing more than a sports bra and shorts after rollerblading. Yes, I first met my future in-laws after rollerblading for miles on a hot summer day. Did I mention that my love neglected to tell me that we had parked in front of his parents house before hitting the trail? Yeah.
That wasn’t absolutely horrifying or anything. It’s a good thing that man of mine is cute.
Given my sweaty, inappropriately-dressed-to-meet-the-parents state of our initial meeting, I was determined to bring an impressive dessert that would all but erase the first impression image of me from their minds. Call it a Redemption Dessert of sorts.
I wanted to make a dessert that had them so enamored with decadence that they’d only remember the fact that their son was dating an excellent baker–not a stinky girl with mascara smeared under her eyes and visible sweat stains on her athletic wear.
Vanity is real, my friends.
Thankfully, I spotted this recipe on either the package of cream cheese or the Oreo cookie crust that I’d purchased as a starting point for dessert. I scribbled down a few changes and when to work.
Chocolate Layer Cheesecake is a layer of vanilla cheesecake resting atop a rich layer of chocolate cheesecake nestled in a chocolate cookie crust. Topped with fresh raspberries and whipped cream, this cheesecake was just the showstopping dessert I needed to leave my future in-laws with the impression that I was a delightful girl that made a great cheesecake.
I ate an extra big slice that night to get over the fact that not only was I properly meeting Bacon Slayer’s parents, but also his entire immediate family as well.
Yeah. He forgot to mention that too.
Did I mention that it’s a good thing that he’s cute?
My in-laws love the Chocolate Layer Cheesecake so much that it’s their most requested dessert when I am to bake a little something sweet to a family dinner. I like that the recipe its so versatile and ridiculously easy to make. I’ve topped this cheesecake with everything from simple whipped cream, fresh fruit, canned cherry pie filling, chocolate syrup, and warm dulce de leche. The choices to customize this Chocolate Layer Cheesecake are seemingly endless!
The next time you want to make a positive impression, bring this Chocolate Layer Cheesecake to sweeten the way.