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New York Style Cheesecake with Toblerone Ganache

A buttery shortbread crust, generously topped with a smooth, rich, creamy, melt in your mouth cream cheese filling, followed with a lightly sweetened layer of vanilla sour cream and finished off with a decadent Toblerone ganache. Yep, that’s this cheesecake. It’s most definitely not the easiest cheesecake recipes out there, but I believe with great effort comes great cheesecake.

Happy Birthday Hamzah! Even though I didn’t actually make you this cake..its the thought that counts yes? Just reminisce to a time you’ve eaten a cheesecake made by me.

New York Style Cheesecake with Toblerone Ganache
(loosely adapted from Anna Olson)

Ingredients:
Crust
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

Filling
2 pounds (4 pkg) cream cheese at room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream

Topping
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Toblerone bar, chopped
1/8 cup whipping cream

Directions:
Crust
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy
3. Beat in egg until smooth
4. Stir in flour and mix until dough comes together
5. Divide dough in half, wrap one half and chill
6. Spread the other half of the dough onto the bottom of an ungreased 10-inch springform pan
7. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool
8. Once cooled, press the other half of the dough onto of the first layer. Do not bake second layer
Filling
9. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees
10. Beat cream cheese until very fluffy and smooth
11. Gradually add sugar while beating
12. Beat in flour
13. Add eggs one at a time, waiting until egg is fully incorporated before adding next
14. Beat in vanilla and 1/2 cup sour cream
15. Scrape batter onto crust base and bake for 10 minutes
16. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees and bake for 30 minutes
Topping
17. Stir sour cream, sugar and vanilla together until sugar dissolves
18. Remove cheesecake from oven carefully and gently spread sour cream topping over cheesecake
19. Return to oven and bake for 15 minutes
20. While cheesecake is baking, heat whipping cream and add Toblerone pieces to melt
21. Remove cheesecake from oven and spread Toblerone ganache on top
22. Cool cheesecake for 30 minutes, then run a spatula of knife gently around the edge of the cheesecake
23. Cool cheesecake to room temperature and chill overnight

Enjoy!

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5 comments on “New York Style Cheesecake with Toblerone Ganache

  1. jessica
    September 8, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Weeby, you owe me $1600. I just drooled on, and broke my laptop.

  2. jessica
    September 8, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    I’m just kidding. I didn’t drool THAT much. That would be very unladylike.

  3. Ruqaiya
    October 5, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    this looks soo delicious!! i m gonna try it out and let u know :)

  4. Aiman
    March 8, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Just looking at this cake makes me so happy i can’t stop!

    • weebs
      March 8, 2015 at 5:43 PM

      I makes for youuu <3

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