Stovegeek's Recipe Reviews
Posted 6/22/2010 7:30:24 PM
Chocolate Grasshopper Cheesecake
I recently made this and I see where some of the people trying this could run into a problem. The reason why foil is wrapped around the pan is because the cheesecake is supposed to go into a water bath. This is what prevents cracked cheesecakes. (They left out the water bath part!) I only had thin foil and even tho I put three sheets on it, water was able to leak in. It didn't totally spoil the cake, but the crust was fudgy, rather than crisp. Everyone at our Father's Day party who had some said it was wonderful! The next time I make this I am going to place a pan of water (an inch deep) on the rack beneath the cake and skip the water bath. The main thing is to have a moist oven~and I think this should suffice. If you opt for the water bath, just wrap the cake pan with a large sheet or two of heavy foil and set it inside a larger pan. Pour cold water into the larger pan, going up about 1/2 way up the sides of the cake pan and avoiding getting it inside the cake pan itself.