Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Yep, it’s Monday again and I have to tell you I have a huge case of the Mondays today that comes after a weekend spent curled up on the couch watching Hallmark Christmas movies. I love that they start the first weekend of November and even more I love that my hubs willingly watches them with me and even enjoys them. Did I find the perfect man for me or what?

Gluten free, no added refined sugar triple chocolate cheesecake

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

But, now, it’s Monday. I put on real clothes after a solid 36 hours in my pjs today. By real clothes, I do mean yoga pants and a hoodie just fyi. But still, it was brutal. My couch is empty and mourning the loss of the two people and two dogs that piled onto it all day and hid underneath a pile of very warm and cozy blankets.

Gluten free, no added refined sugar triple chocolate cheesecake

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Not gonna lie- it’s kind of a bummer. I really liked my warm, cozy blankets and Hallmark movies. Thank goodness I made this doozie of a triple chocolate cheesecake over the weekend. This cheesecake is the perfect remedy for the Mondays. It’s decadent, rich, super chocolatey and delicious.

Gluten free, no added refined sugar triple chocolate cheesecake

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake. So sinfully good.

That’s just some of the good news. It’s gluten free and lower fat than regular chocolate cheesecake since it is made with fat free ricotta in the mix. Also the only refined sugar in the recipe comes from the chocolate chips and the chocolate Chex (and oh boy do I love Chex). You’d never know it though. This cheesecake is a chocolate lover’s dream and the perfect alternative for a holiday dessert for those out there that don’t like pumpkin everything like me. The hubs is requesting it be made for Thanksgiving.

Gluten free, no added refined sugar triple chocolate cheesecake

Hello beautiful. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake.

I just may do that. After all, this is a man who watches Hallmark Christmas movies with my WILLINGLY. He deserves it.

Gluten free, no added refined sugar triple chocolate cheesecake

A bite of perfection. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients

Filling:

  • 1 cup (1 full container) of mascarpone cheese
  • 1 4/5 cup (1 small container) of fat free ricotta cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of honey

Crust:

  • 5 cups of Chocolate Chex
  • 4-5 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder

How to Make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. While the oven is heating up, pulse your 5 cups of Chex cereal in a food processor. Pulse until the cereal is in crumbs and and then add in the honey and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil at a time, continuing to pulse the food processor, until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Once it does, pour the mix out and press into a pie tin.
  3. Bake the crust at 350 for 6-8 minutes.
  4. While crust is baking, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. To melt the chocolate, put the chips into a microwave safe bowl and microwave on low for 30 seconds. Remove the bowl, stir chocolate and microwave on low again for another 15 seconds. Remove bowl and stir the chocolate again. Repeat the process until the chocolate is smooth. Do not overcook the chocolate.
  5. Once chocolate is melted, combine the mascarpone, ricotta, eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder, honey and melted chocolate in a large bowl and beat with a hand held mixer until smooth.
  6. Pour the cheesecake filling into the pie crust and bake in 350 degree oven for 45-55 minutes or until the top of the cheesecake springs back when touched.

If you like triple chocolate, check out these triple chocolate brownies:

Gluten free triple chocolate flourless brownie

Triple Chocolate Flourless Brownies

Or these Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies:

Fudgy, rich flourless triple chocolate brownies laced with peanut butter swirl, Reese's Pieces and chopped up Reese's cups. Just do it.

It kind of amazes me that I managed to NOT eat that peanut butter cup. Many of the Pieces didn’t not fair so well…

Triple Chocolate Buttercream Icing

A delightful chocolate cloud of luscious triple chocolate buttercream icing

Triple Chocolate Buttercream Icing. Shut the front door.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake. Made with Mascarpone and Ricotta.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake. Made with Mascarpone and Ricotta.

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Gluten Free Blueberry Ricotta Cheesecake Bars with extra homemade blueberry jam on top

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Fat free, sugar free, gluten free. Pumpkin Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt.

Getting ready to dig into the cup of pumpkin cheesecake frozen yogurt goodness.

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Comments: 34

  1. Gosia November 5, 2013 at 9:32 am Reply

    I love cheesecakes and this chocolate variation must be delicious. Pinned, so I can try it later on!
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

    • SensationallySeasonal November 5, 2013 at 8:53 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by and pinning Gosia!

  2. Jenn @ We Do Fun Here November 5, 2013 at 10:38 am Reply

    WOW, I just want to grab this cheesecake right through the my screen! It looks so YUMMY and I must make it for one of our Holiday parties this year! Thanks for sharing and I pinned :)

    ~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here

    • SensationallySeasonal November 5, 2013 at 8:54 pm Reply

      Thanks for the nice comment Jenn and pinning! It’s perfect for holidays- we’ll be holidaying this in our house!

  3. Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads November 5, 2013 at 10:42 am Reply

    This looks fantastic!! Pinning!

    • SensationallySeasonal November 5, 2013 at 8:55 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Sheena!

  4. Kenneth Goh November 5, 2013 at 11:57 am Reply

    What a sinful indulgence. Tripe chocolate. Mascarpone cheese is rather expensive though but with it, it sure taste nice. From DBB and pin for later. Cheers.

    • SensationallySeasonal November 5, 2013 at 8:57 pm Reply

      Here in the States the cheese isn’t that bad. I paid 3.49 for mine. But its awesomely good :-)

  5. Dina November 5, 2013 at 5:01 pm Reply

    looks decadent!

    • SensationallySeasonal November 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm Reply

      Sure is! Hope you can try it sometime.

  6. Sandra November 5, 2013 at 6:55 pm Reply

    Ok I really had to pin this! Who could resist TRIPLE chocolate cheesecake??? Love it and now I need to figure out when my new diet will allow it! Thanks! Dropping by from Anyonita’s Nibbles party. Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

    • SensationallySeasonal November 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by and pinning! It’s not quite as bad as you’d think because the ricotta is fat free and there isn’t any white sugar in it. According to MFP it is about 200 calories a slice with one pie serving 12. And trust me it is so rich that you don’t need a huge slice :-)

  7. Cindy Eikenberg November 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm Reply

    Jenna, this looks and sound delicious! Had to stop by, say hello and thanks for the recipe before I hop off for a Hallmark night! :) Pinning!

    • SensationallySeasonal November 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Cindy! I’m off to join you in spirit- Hallmark is going on here in 3….2….1…

  8. Trina @ afewmineradjustments.blogspot.com November 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm Reply

    That looks divine! I have never heard of mascarpone cheese before. Can you get it at any grocery store?

    Thanks for joining our Twirl and Take a Bow party! We would love to have you join us again…every Tuesday we go live!

    • SensationallySeasonal November 6, 2013 at 10:38 am Reply

      Hi Tina! Thanks for stopping by. Yep, you can get mascarpone cheese at almost any grocery store in the cheese case. It’s basically an Italian cream cheese, but it doesn’t have the tang. It’s sold in a round 8 ounce tub.

  9. Sara November 6, 2013 at 6:53 pm Reply

    This all looks so GOOD! Pinning so I can make some of this stuff later! Stopping by from What We Love Wednesdays! Have a great week!

    Sara
    http://plethoraoponderings.blogspot.com/

    • SensationallySeasonal November 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by and pinning!

  10. Michelle November 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm Reply

    It looks sooo good. You have great photos on your blog. I’m off to pin everything now!

    • SensationallySeasonal November 7, 2013 at 9:07 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by and pinning and the nice comment!

  11. Karly November 10, 2013 at 8:12 am Reply

    You had me a triple chocolate! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    • SensationallySeasonal November 10, 2013 at 2:11 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Karly!

  12. Aimee @ ShugarySweets November 12, 2013 at 11:17 am Reply

    Oh my, you had me at triple chocolate. GORGEOUS!!!

    • SensationallySeasonal November 12, 2013 at 2:23 pm Reply

      Thanks Aimee!

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  17. Chastity @ My Rays of Sunshine November 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing this at last week’s Wine’d Down Wednesday. I picked this as my choice for last week’s feature. I love chocolate and mascarpone cheese, yum!

    I hope you stop by Wine’d Down Wednesday this week.

    Cheers!

    • SensationallySeasonal November 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm Reply

      Thanks for featuring my cheesecake! Will be stopping by the party tomorrow!

  18. Easy Life Meal & Party Planning November 13, 2013 at 9:34 am Reply

    Your chocolate cheesecake is gorgeous and looks decadent (which is right up my alley)! Thank you for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop! Pinned!!

    • SensationallySeasonal November 13, 2013 at 3:18 pm Reply

      Thanks for stopping by! Soooo decadent!

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