chocolate ganache swirl cheesecake with almond fig crust

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dessert,Gluten Free,recipes,Vegan

chocolate ganache cheesecake

I haven’t made you a cheesecake in a while. I’m making up for that now.

I think this is my best one yet.

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts to make – so fun to get creative with the flavors. Especially when the flavors include a topping of buttery caramel sauce:

http://picasion.com/i/1V50I/

This cheesecake begins with a crunchy almond fig crust topped by a middle layer of cheesecake. Delicious as is, but I can never leave well enough alone. After the cheesecake layer set, I swirled a spoon through the surface (call it taste testing?), and poured a rich chocolate ganache over the top.

Oh my word, I wish I could invite you all over for a slice.

chocolate cheesecake with almond fig crust

The positive side? You can make one yourself – the most difficult aspect of the recipe is waiting for it to set.

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chocolate ganache swirl cheesecake with almond fig crust

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Abby July 4, 2013 at 5:20 am

It’s so beautiful! I’m curious as to whether anyone has tried to make a cheesecake with the new Daiya cream cheese spreads. They have some recipes for it, but we don’t have the product around here yet. To be honest though, I would rather keep it more natural like this. So clever.

Happy Fourth of July!

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2 Kristina Sloggett July 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm

you know I’ll be trying, as soon as I can find them (I keep looking…)

I do love a cashew based cheesecake too, though.

hope you had a great weekend, happy week to you, my friend!

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3 Eileen July 4, 2013 at 9:23 am

Oh that cheesecake sounds amazing! The fig crust is especially intriguing. Who doesn’t want more figs in the mouth? :)

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4 Kristina Sloggett July 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm

thanks Eileen! I especially loved the crust, I think – the figs gave an extra crunch, and great flavor! :)

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5 Emma July 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Holy c***! I’m a sucker for cashew cheesecake and this one looks phenomenal.
That gif with the caramel sauce makes me want to dive in :)

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6 Kristina Sloggett July 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm

thanks, Emma! I know, caramel makes everything better, yes?

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7 Dreena Burton July 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm

This looks INSANE! Can I get you to just make it for me, like now?!!! woweee, sharing this up! xo

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8 Kristina Sloggett July 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm

thank you, Dreena! and seriously, next time you’re in Portland… give me a day or two heads up, and you’ve got cake ;)

thanks SO MUCH for sharing! XO

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9 Kath (My Funny Little Life) July 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm

My mom used to make (baked) cheesecake when I was a child – it was her “always works out” cake (not vegan of course). Your cheesecake looks wonderful! :D

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10 Kristina Sloggett July 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm

I always feel that way about cheesecakes, too – one thing I know will always turn out well! :)

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11 Barbara | Creative Culinary July 5, 2013 at 8:19 am

Oh my…this looks and sounds absolutely stupendous!

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12 Kristina Sloggett July 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm

thanks Barbara – great to hear from you! XO

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13 Suzanne @RollWithIt July 5, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Oh wow – this looks AMAZING!!!! Perfect for a holiday weekend!

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14 Kristina Sloggett July 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm

thank you Suzanne!

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15 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies July 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Holy crap, this is gorgeous! You are so talented!

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16 Kristina Sloggett July 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm

thanks Kiersten – wish I could share you a slice!

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17 Liz July 5, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Whoa, this looks outrageously delicious!!! Love cheesecake, love chocolate and love your buttery caramel sauce!

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18 Kristina Sloggett July 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm

thanks Liz! and I know – those are three of my favorites too!

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19 The Peace Patch July 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Happy National Chocolate with Almonds Day!
Thank you so much for sharing this…so many of my favorite flavors in one swirly masterpiece! I’ve linked to it on my blog. Cheers!

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20 Kristina Sloggett July 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm

thanks for including me in that delicious roundup!

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21 Janet Rudolph July 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm

LOve this .. especially the crust. Can’t wait to make it. And, I like ‘your little dog’, too!

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22 Kristina Sloggett July 10, 2013 at 1:59 pm

thanks Janet – Basil and Rosemary dachshunds send wags and barks!

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23 Jay July 9, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Hi,

Made or my husband’s birthday. It was just awesome. Thanks for your wonderful and easy recipe. The photos made me to take the plunge. Glad it worked :) Thanks again

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24 Kristina Sloggett July 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I am so happy to hear this, thanks for letting me know! honored to have been a part of your husband’s birthday! cheers! Kristina

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25 Shannon @ moveeatcreate.com August 2, 2013 at 8:06 am

Wow. Just holy cow this looks amazing!

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