When asked to do a recipe from my cookbook for a newspaper article, this is one of the recipes I chose to do. Not only because of it's flavor but because of it's impressive Eye Appeal when brought to the table to serve guest. It is full of chocolate. It is a chocoholic's dream come true.I should also add that it is definately a family and neighbors favorite dessert recipe.
Mix vanilla wafer crumbs,powdered sugar, cocoa, & melted butter together in a small bowl. Pour into bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Press firmly to distribute evenely over bottom of pan. Set aside till needed.
Melt chocolate chips in microwave in a microwave safe dish on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth when stirring.
Empty cream cheese into a large mixer bowl and beat until fluffy.
Gradually beat in seeetened condensed milk till smooth.
Add melted chocolate,eggs, liqueur, and vanilla. beat well until thourgly mixed.
Pour mixture into prepared crust. Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes or until center is set.
Remove from oven to wire rack.Loosen cake from side of pan. Leave side of pan in place. COOL COMPLETELY. Then remove side of pan. Make Fudge Truffle Turtle Cheesecake topping, SEE LISTED RECIPE.
Note: Make sure Cream cheese is at room temperature, if not unwrap place in a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.