chocolate cheesecake

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By Jennifer Makousky-Garcia
from goshen, IN

Ingredients For chocolate cheesecake

  • 8.5 oz
    chocolate wafers, crushed
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
  • 12 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1.5 c
    heavy cream
  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c
  • 4 lg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream, whipped (optional)

How To Make chocolate cheesecake

  • 1
    In large bowl, combine chocolate wafer crumbs and butter; pat firmly into 9-inch springform pan, covering bottom and 2 1/2 inches up sides, then chill.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • 3
    Combine over hot (not boiling) water, chocolate chips and heavy cream; stir until morsels are melted and mixture is smooth then set aside.
  • 4
    In large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar, beating until creamy; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 5
    Add chocolate mixture and vanilla, mix until blended.
  • 6
    Pour into prepared crust; bake at 325 for 60 minutes.
  • 7
    Turn oven off and let stand in oven with door ajar 1 hour; remove, cool completely then chill 24 hours - Decorate edge with whipped cream, if desired.

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