Buttered Pecan Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Gina Collier

By
@teddle38

I was determined I was going to make a cheesecake I've never seen before. This recipe might exsist somewhere out there but as far as I know it came from the back of my mind. Lol
Hope you try it and like it.


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Serves:

16 ?

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
What a treat! This cheesecake recipe's tangy, smooth and crunchy all wrapped up in one. I love the pop of flavor of the chewy chocolate crust. The butter pecan topping really makes this cheesecake shine. It's delicious!

Tip: The topping gets hard after a while when the cheesecake is setting up in the fridge. Just pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt the topping, then just drizzle on top.

Ingredients

CRUST

1 stick
plus 3 tbsp butter melted
1
cake mix, devils food

LAYER 1

1 c
pecans, in pieces
1 stick
butter
1 c
brown sugar
2 Tbsp
water
1 tsp
vanilla extract

LAYER 2

1/2 c
chocolate chips

LAYER 3

2 pkg
cream cheese, 8 oz. each
1/2 c
sugar
1 c
sour cream
2
eggs
1 tsp
almond extract

FINAL LAYER

Remainder of Layer 1 and sprinkle with chocolate chips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Crust: melt butter and add to cake mix. Mix well and press into springform pan or any pan of your choosing. I used a springform pan.
2
Layer 1: In a sauce pan melt butter, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil and add pecans, boil for 1 minute at a hard boil then remove from heat and add vanilla, mix well and layer 2/3 of mixture on top of crust.
3
Layer 2: Add chocolate chips.
4
Layer 3: Mix cream cheese and sugar with mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add sour cream and mix well. Add eggs and extract, mix well. Pour over chocolate chips and spread evenly.
5
Bake at 325 for 1 hour or until top is slightly brown. Remove from oven and allow it to settle before adding the final layer. Then let cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free
Collection: Cheesecake