Double Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Anita Hoffman

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@scent4U

This cheesecake's crunchy praline topping and wonderful chocolate swirl will have you asking for more.
Recipe from My Recipes.
Photo from Baking with Sibella.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1-1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs (about 12 crackers)
1/4 c
sugar
1- 1/2 tsp
cinnamon
6 Tbsp
melted butter

FILLING

4 pkg
(8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 c
sugar
1/8 tsp
salt
5
large eggs
1
(8 ounces) container sour cream
2 tsp
vanilla
1 c
chopped white chocolate baking bars, melted
1/4 tsp
almond extract
1 pkg
(6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate morsels, melted

TOPPING

3/4 c
firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 c
chopped pecans, toasted
1/4 c
butter, melted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Stir together first 4 ingredients; press crumb mixture into bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 9 inch spring form pan.
Set aside.
2
Beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and salt at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
Add sour cream and vanilla, beating just until smooth.
3
Divide batter in half; fold white chocolate and almond extract into 1 portion.
Pour into prepared crust.
Fold semi-sweet chocolate into remaining half of batter.
Drop chocolate batter evenly over white chocolate layer; gently swirl with a knife to create a marbled effect.
4
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until almost set.
Remove pan from oven, and run a knife around edge of pan to loosen sides.
Cool on a wire rack.
5
TOPPING: Combine brown sugar, pecans and butter in a small bowl.
Sprinkle over cooled cheesecake.
Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
Store in refrigerator.
Tip: A little swirling goes a long way. If you're looking for the perfect marbled effect, don't overwork your batter. Too much swirling will cause a muddy look rather than the distinct color contrast you're looking for.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American