Amaretto & Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Amaretto & Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe

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CRUST INGREDIENTS

1 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1/4 c
vanilla wafer crumbs
1/4 c
nuts, finely chopped
3 Tbsp
confectioners' sugar

FILLING INGREDIENTS

24 oz
cream cheese softened
1 c
sugar
4 large
eggs, room temperature
1/4 c
amaretto
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips

TOPPING INGREDIENTS

2 c
sour cream, room temperature
1/4 c
sugar
1 tsp
amaretto
1/2 c
almonds, toasted and sliced

How to Make Amaretto & Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Make the crust: Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees.
  • 2Lightly butter the bottom and side of a 9 x 3" round springform pan.
  • 3Trim a 9" cardboard cake circle so that it fits snugly within the curved lip of the bottom of the springform pan.
  • 4Cover the top of the cardboard lined springform bottom with a piece of aluminum foil, leaving a 2" overhang all the way around the edge.
  • 5Carefully attach the side of the springform so as not to tear the foil.
  • 6Wrap the foil overhang halfway up the side of the springform pan.
  • 7Lightly butter the foil covered bottom and side of the springform pan.
  • 8In the top of a double boiler over hot, not simmering, water, melt the chocolate chips with the butter, stirring frequently until smooth.
  • 9Remove the top part of the double boiler from the bottom and cool the chocolate mixture until tepid.
  • 10In a large bowl, stir together the crumbs, nuts and sugar until combined.
  • 11Add the chocolate mixture and using a fork, stir together the chocolate and crumbs, until combined.
  • 12Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan, making sure that the crust extends 1" up the side of the pan.
  • 13Set aside.
  • 14Make the filling: In a large bowl, using a hand held electric mixer set at medium high speed, beat the cream cheese with the sugar for 2 to 3 minutes, or until smooth.
  • 15One at a time, beat in the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  • 16Beat in the liqueur, cornstarch and vanilla until smooth.
  • 17Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • 18Pour the cheesecake filling into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula.
  • 19Bake the cheesecake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean when inserted near the center.
  • 20Cool for 5 minutes.
  • 21Do not turn off the oven.
  • 22Make the topping: In a large bowl, stir together the sour cream, sugar and liqueur until combined and spread it evenly over the surface of the cake.
  • 23Bake for 5 minutes longer.
  • 24Cool the cheesecake completely on a wire rack.
  • 25Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • 26Remove the side of the pan and sprinkle the top with the almonds.

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About Amaretto & Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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