8-12 CHILL TIME: 2 HOURS
vanilla wafer crumbs
unsweetened baking chocolate
8-oz. packages cream cheese, softened
sweet chocolate shavings (optional)
sliced strawberries (optional)
1Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2FOR THE CRUST: combine crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 10-inch springform pan. Chill.
3Following package directions, melt 2 oz. chocolate in microwave; cool. Set aside.
4In large bowl, combine cheese and sugar.
5Beat on medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
6Add eggs; one at a time, beating well after each addition.
8Divide mixture evenly among three small bowls.
9To first bowl, add melted chocolate; blend.
10To second bowl, add vanilla; blend.
11To third bowl, add strawberry preserves; blend.
12Pour chocolate batter into prepared pan. Pour vanilla batter over chocolate layer. Pour strawberry batter over vanilla layer.
13Bake at 350 degrees for 1-1/2 hours.
14Turn off oven; let cool.
15Loosen cake from rim of pan but do not unmold.
16Chill several hours; unmold. Garnish with chocolate shavings and strawberries (if desired).