Katie Lee Biegel makes her Chocolate Cheesecake with A Strawberry Topping, as seen on The Kitchen, season 29.
Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee Biegel

Chocolate Cheesecake with a Strawberry Topping

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min (plus chilling time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 10 servings



Strawberry Sauce:


  1. For the cheesecake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. Use the bottom of a dry measuring cup to gently press the graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of the prepared pan; the crust will not be very thick. Spray the crust with cooking spray. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. In a blender, combine the cottage cheese, cream cheese, eggs, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla and blend until smooth. Pour into the crust and bake until almost set but still jiggly in the center, about 40 minutes. Let cool completely. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or up to overnight.
  3. For the strawberry sauce: While the cheesecake is baking, combine the strawberries and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Bring to a simmer and let simmer until the berries start to break down, 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Mix the cornstarch with the water, salt and vanilla in a small bowl until completely combined, creating a slurry. Add the slurry to the strawberries and cook until it thickens, another 10 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then transfer to a container and refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Serve the cheesecake cold, topped with the strawberry sauce.