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Chocolate Cheesecake

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Chocolate Cheesecake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Cheesecake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Everyone just loves this recipe.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Chill Overnight or at least: 4 hours

Total Time: 5 hours, 25 minutes

Yield: 12 - 16 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups crushed (apprx. 18 cookies) chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
  • 3 eggs

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. While processing cookies, drizzle butter to combine. Press firmly into bottom of 10-inch spring-form pan. Bake 10 minutes. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Blend in chocolate. Pour over crust.

Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

I garnished my cheesecake pieces with a dollop of whipped cream. Then I lightly shook cocoa powder and powdered sugar over cheesecake and plate.

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