Neapolitan Cheese Cake

Karla Everett

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@Karla59

This is a delicious and beautiful cheese cake that I have made many times from a Hershey's cook book that I own. I haven't made this pie in awhile so The picture is borrowed from the Hershey's web site.

You can also find the original recipe here :
hersheys.com/...eapolitan-Cheesecake


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Serves:

10-12

Cook:

1 Hr 5 Min

Ingredients

FOR THE CHOCOLATE CRUMB CRUST :

1 1/2 c
vanilla wafer crumbs (45 wafers)
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/4 c
hershey's cocoa
1/3 c
melted butter or margarine

FOR THE CHEESE CAKE :

10oz. pkg
frozen strawberries , thawed and drained
1/2 c
semi sweet chocolate chips
3 pkg
cream cheese (8oz. each)
1-1/2 c
sugar
3 large
eggs
1/3 c
sour cream
3 Tbsp
+ 1 teaspoon of all purpose flour ; divided
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
red food coloring ; optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat oven to 350°
2
Prepare the crust by combining all the above dry crust ingredients together and mix with the melted butter until crumbly and press into the bottom of a 9" spring form pan ; bake for 8 minutes ; remove from the oven and set aside.
3
Increase the oven temp. to 400°.
4
In a larger mixing bowl beat the cream cheese with the sugar until creamy ; Blend in the eggs , sour cream , vanilla extract , 3 Tbs.flour and salt ; Beat until smooth.
5
For the bottom layer : In a blender or food processor puree' strawberries to yield 1/2 cup of puree'. In a small mixing bowl add 1-1/2 cup of the above batter and the remaining 1 teaspoon flour , mix until smooth ; add food coloring if you want a reddish color. Pour into the chocolate cookie crust and smooth out evenly.
6
For the middle layer : Carefully pour 2 cups of the vanilla batter on top of the strawberry layer and smooth out the layer.
7
For the top layer : Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 1-1/2 min. stir and heat for 15 sec. intervals at a time just until they are all melted when stirred , stirring each time. Add to the remaining batter and carefully pour onto the vanilla layer , smoothing out the layer.
8
Bake for 10 minutes @ 400° and than lower temp. to 350° and continue to bake for 55-60 minutes, or until the center is almost set.
9
Remove the cheese cake from the oven to a cooling rack and let cool for 30 minutes. Take a butter knife and loosen the cheese cake from the sides. Refrigerate until ready to serve , atleast a few hrs. or over night. Remove the spring form side before you serve.

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