I have to keep my recipe secret for reasons that will soon be apparent. You need to start out with some very fine chocolate. The recipe calls for a cup of chocolate, and you have several choices here. Hershey chocolate makes a good semi-sweet chip that works perfectly, but other fine choices are Ghirardelli chocolate or even of the fine Lindt chocolates. You may pick your favorite, although I usually stick with the Hershey chocolate.
Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. While this is being done melt the chocolate in a double boiler with a third of a cup of heavy cream and set it aside when it is smooth. Next, take twenty-four ounces of softened cream cheese, one cup of sugar, a quarter teaspoon of Grand Marnier liqueur and mix in an electric mixer until completely smooth. The Grand Marnier is the first hint why this recipe is a secret. Add four eggs and blend the whole mixture well.
Once it is blended, add the melted chocolate mix and two tablespoons of Crown Royal whiskey and blend it all again. When this is finished pour the whole prepared batter into a sprayed nine-inch spring form pan. Turn the heat up on the oven to four hundred and fifty degrees and bake for fifteen minutes. Reduce the heat to three hundred and fifty degrees and bake for an additional fifteen minutes. The result is called an upside down Crown Royal Double Chocolate Cheesecake.
- 1 cup Chocolate of your choice
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup of sugar
- 24 oz Cream cheese, softened
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons Crown Royal Canadian Whiskey
- 1/4 teaspoon Grand Marnier liqueur
The real surprise and the secret is to not tell your guests what is giving this chocolate treat that special zing until after they have had seconds. You are going to always have some guests that are going to object to the waste of good Crown Royal in that fashion and others are going to be eager to suggest their own favorite as a substitute. I have always preferred Crown Royal, but anyway, we all know it is really that fine Hershey chocolate, or that Ghirardelli chocolate, or the fine Lindt chocolates from faraway Switzerland that are really giving it that fine taste. The whiskey is just an extra touch and one you can keep to yourself.