Take a sip of this unbelievably rich hot chocolate and you’ll discover how great slow-cooking can be for hot chocolate.
- 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 1 (6-oz.) pkg. (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
- 2 quarts (8 cups) milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Whipped cream
- Miniature marshmallows
- Miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- Chocolate cookie crumbs
- In 3 1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker, combine unsweetened chocolate, chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk; mix well.
- Cover; cook on High setting for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or until chocolate is melted.
- With wire whisk, stir in 2 cups of the milk until smooth. Gradually stir in remaining 6 cups milk and vanilla.
- Cover; cook on High setting an additional 2 hours or until hot.
- Just before serving, stir mixture again with wire whisk. Reduce heat setting to Low; have guests ladle hot chocolate into cups and top as desired.
Ingredients for crust:
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 3/4 cup crushed ginger snaps
- 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- Melt butter.
- Stir together crumbs and brown sugar.
- Pour melted butter over crumb mixture and stir well.
- Press into bottom of lightly greased 10″ spring form pan. Set aside.
Ingredients for filling:
- 3 -8 ounce packages regular cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups canned pure pumpkin
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
- Using an electric mixer beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add sugar and beat well.
- Crack eggs into a smaller bowl and whisk until pale yellow and frothy.
- Add eggs to cream cheese mixture and beat for 2 minutes.
- Using the same bowl as you used for the eggs stir together pumpkin and spices.
- Add pumpkin mixture to cream cheese mixture and beat on low until just incorporated.
- Whip cream until soft peaks form.
- Gentle fold whipped cream into pumpkin cream cheese mixture.
- Pour mixture over crust.
- Wrap one large sheet of foil around bottom and sides of pan. Press against sides.
- Place wrapped pan in a baking dish and fill with hot water halfway up the sides of the pan.
- Bake in oven that is preheated to 325º. For convection oven heat to 300º.
- Bake for 60-70 minutes. Cake will still be jiggly in the centre but will set as it cools.
- Cool at room temperature. Remove foil and then refrigerate for at least 4 hours to chill and allow to completely set.
- Remove the ring of the spring form pan, and place onto cake plate.
Butterscotch whipped cream:
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 tbsp instant butterscotch pudding powder
- Whip cream until very soft peaks begin to form.
- Add vanilla and pudding powder. Beat until thick.
- Decorate and serve.
Note: After baking you can keep in refrigerator for 3-4 days. Cover loosely. Add cream when ready to serve.
Any left over cheesecake freezes well. For best results allow to thaw in refrigerator.
- One double chocolate cake mix (makes two flans).
Cream Cheese Filling:
- 1-8oz package of cream cheese
- 3/4 cup icing sugar
- 4 cups of whipped cream or whipped topping
Case Base Directions
- Mix as directed on package.
- Pour into well greased and floured flan pans.
- Bake at 350 for 15-20 or until top springs back and a toothpick poked into the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 5 minutes and invert onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
Cream Cheese Filling Directions
- Mix the cream cheese with the icing sugar and beat together until light and fluffy.
- Mix in 3 cups of whipped cream or whipped topping
- Use the one cup of reserved cream to decorate
- Top with crushed toffee candy bar, like a Skor bar.