Behold: The Cheesecake.

Mike loves cheesecake. When I say that, I don't just mean he enjoys the treat like most people. No, it is his favorite dessert; favorite sweet; favorite food. He really LOVES cheesecake.

Knowing this, I have made it my mission to learn the art of cheesecake making. I don't do it often, only on his birthday and Valentine's Day. Though, I have a feeling I will be adding our wedding anniversary to the list.

I made a Mocha Truffle Cheesecake on Sunday, and oh was it fabulous! 
I hope you are able to avoid drooling on your keyboard as you view the photos.

I deviated from the recipe a bit. Instead of doing a whipped cream topping, I made a chocolate ganache and drizzled doused the top with it. There were two reasons for the change. 

The first was that I wasn't sure how long it would take to eat the cake. Ganache saves better in the fridge. Second, Mike and I are HUGE chocolate fans, and I was craving a death-by-chocolate experience. It exceeded all expectations.