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vanilla wafer crumbs
unsweetened baking chocolate
8-oz. packages cream cheese, softened
sweet chocolate shavings (optional)
sliced strawberries (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
FOR THE CRUST: combine crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 10-inch springform pan. Chill.
Following package directions, melt 2 oz. chocolate in microwave; cool. Set aside.
In large bowl, combine cheese and sugar.
Beat on medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
Add eggs; one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Divide mixture evenly among three small bowls.
To first bowl, add melted chocolate; blend.
To second bowl, add vanilla; blend.
To third bowl, add strawberry preserves; blend.
Pour chocolate batter into prepared pan. Pour vanilla batter over chocolate layer. Pour strawberry batter over vanilla layer.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1-1/2 hours.
Turn off oven; let cool.
Loosen cake from rim of pan but do not unmold.
Chill several hours; unmold. Garnish with chocolate shavings and strawberries (if desired).