chocolate ganache swirl cheesecake with almond fig crust

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:

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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  1. says

    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!

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      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!

    • Kristina Sloggett says

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

  2. says

    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 :)

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      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

    • Kristina Sloggett says

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

  3. says

    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!

  4. Jay says


    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

    • Kristina Sloggett says

      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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