Chocolate Mascarpone Delight Recipe

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A smooth rich chocolate, mascarpone crackled cheesecake in a crunchy, chocolate-lined shortbread crust. It's garnished with mascarpone and vino cotto (vincotto) whipped topping, drizzled with vino cotto and finished with grated dark chocolate.

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Servings: 8 Slices


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  • Keebler's Ready Crust® shortbread pie crust
  • 3/4 cup Hershey's® semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 containers (8 ounces each) Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • Vino Cotto di Montillo (vincotto)
  • TOPPING (optional)
  • 1 container (8 ounces each) Mascarpone cheese
  • 4-6 tablespoons Vino Cotto di Montillo (to taste)
  • 1 ounce Hershey's® Special Dark chocolate bar (roughly grated)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C).
  2. In a small saucepan, add chocolate chips. Over low heat, stir continuously until the chocolate is melted.
  3. Pour melted chocolate into the shortbread pie crust.
  4. Using the back of a spoon, glide the melted chocolate up the sides and over the bottom of the pie crust. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, add two containers of mascarpone cheese, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Beat to a smooth consistency.
  6. To the mixture, add the eggs and beat well.
  7. Pour the mixture over the chocolate-lined pie crust.
  8. Bake for 60-80 minutes or until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow to cool at room temperature then refrigerate.
  10. Using a medium bowl for the topping, add the third container of mascarpone cheese and 4-6 tablespoons of vino cotto to taste. Beat well.
  11. Plate a slice of cheesecake and garnish it with the mascarpone and vino cotto topping (whipped cream can be substituted). Drizzle with vino cotto and sprinkle with grated dark chocolate. Serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 50g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 143  
Calories from Fat 25 17%
Total Fat 2.78g 3%
Saturated Fat 1.03g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 105mg 4%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Total Carbs 25.25g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 22.56g 15%
Protein 3.75g 6%



  • Patricia Turo
    January 8, 2011
    This cake looks rich and smooth. Like the addition of vino cotto.

    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


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