I picked up a springform pan at IKEA a few weeks ago with this cheesecake in mind. I never made a cheesecake before and the lack of good cheesecakes nearby motivated me to make my own. It turned out exactly how I imagined it would. It is the perfect cheesecake and I found the recipe through a google search. I almost couldn't believe it.
My mom has a friend that she volunteers with that is an incredible baker. Her advice for making a cheesecake is to replace 1/2 the graham cracker needed for the crust with a crushed cookie. I used crushed Oreos. What a fantastic idea. It really makes the crust more delicious. I made a chocolate ganache to top the cheesecake because you can never have enough chocolate.
This week was full of desserts! I am going to have to make up for it with lots of salads!!
Cheesecake- recipe from allrecipes.com modified by me