Chocolate Cheesecake Day Date in the current year: February 8, 2024

Chocolate Cheesecake Day If you love cheesecake and chocolate, you absolutely have to celebrate Chocolate Cheesecake Day on February 8 and pay tribute to this match made in heaven.

Chocolate Cheesecake Day is one of more than a dozen Cheesecake Days created by Patti Jewel and her team at HolidaySmart. The daughter of a home baker who loved to make delicious cheesecakes, Jewel created the original Cheesecake Day (now called International Cheesecake Day) in 1985 to celebrate this decadent dessert.

Cheesecake Day started to gain traction when it was published online in 2001 and has since become a global observance celebrated by cheesecake lovers all over the world. Inspired by its success, Jewel has created several more holidays celebrating specific types of cheesecake. Chocolate Cheesecake Day, for example, has been observed on February 8 since 2008.

Chocolate is one of the most popular cheesecake flavorings because the creamy richness and velvety texture of the cream cheese filling pairs really well with a decadent chocolate flavor. Chocolate is typically incorporated in both the crust and filling: the crust is made with crushed chocolate wafers or Oreo cookies, and the filling can contain cocoa powder or melted chocolate. In addition, the cheesecake can be topped with chocolate shavings, chocolate ganache, or cocoa powder dusting.

Chocolate Cheesecake Day is a perfect day to give in to your chocolate cravings and enjoy a delicious dessert. You can get pick up a chocolate cheesecake from your favorite bakery, go out for dinner and have a slice of chocolate cheesecake for dessert, or make your own chocolate cheesecake at home.

If you’re in an adventurous mood, have some fun with chocolate cheesecake variations and flavor combinations such as white chocolate cheesecake, marble chocolate cheesecake (chocolate + vanilla), chocolate peanut butter cheesecake, or mint chocolate cheesecake. And don’t forget to take a photo of your cheesecake before diving in and post it on social media with the hashtag #ChocolateCheesecakeDay.

If you’ve decided to make your own chocolate cheesecake for Chocolate Cheesecake Day, here’s an easy no-bake cheesecake recipe you can try. Lightly grease the edges of a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Pulse 1 package (14.3 oz) Oreo cookies in a food processor, combine the cookie crumbs with ½ cup melted butter (unsalted), and stir well. Transfer the mixture in the pan and press firmly into the bottom and up the sides to create a crust. Put the crust in the fridge.

Combine 8 oz dark chocolate and ¼ cup heavy whipping cream, and microwave in short increments, stirring every 30 seconds, until the chocolate is melted. In a separate bowl, beat 1 ½ cups heavy cream until soft peaks, slowly add ½ cup powdered sugar, and beat until stiff peaks. Set aside. In a separate bowl, beat 16 ounces full-fat cream cheese until smooth. Add ½ cup granulated sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract and continue beating until smooth. Add the melted chocolate, beat until completely combined. Slowly fold in the whipped cream until smooth.

Take the crust out of the fridge, pour the filling into the crust, and spread evenly. Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours, preferably overnight. Garnish with whipped cream or chocolate sauce before serving.

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