chocolate chip cheesecake

Ingredients For chocolate chip cheesecake

  • 24 oz
    cream cheese, cut in cubes
  • 4
    eggs, separated
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 lb
    chocolate chips
  • 1 lb
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted
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How To Make chocolate chip cheesecake

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • 2
    PREPARE THE BATTER: Place the egg yolks in a food processor for 5 seconds then add the cream cheese and beat until smooth.
  • 3
    Add the brown sugar and vanilla and process for several minutes, or until the batter is very smooth.
  • 4
    Beat the egg whites and fold into the cheese mixture; set aside.
  • 5
    PREPARE THE CRUST: Soften butter and combine with graham cracker crumbs; mix until fully blended, e.g. they will form a ball when squeezed in your hand or by a spoon.
  • 6
    Pat the crust into the sides and bottom of a springform pan about 9 inches in diameter; spread a generous layer of chips on the bottom of the pan and then pour the batter into the pan.
  • 7
    Add another generous layer of chips to the top of the cake, then place the filled pan into the preheated oven.
  • 8
    Baking time will vary from about 30 minutes to 2 hours; cooking time depends on whether you want a soft, gooey \"New York\" style cheesecake (shorter) to a fluffy \"souffle\" like cheesecake (longer) - the longer you cook it, the fluffier it gets.
  • 9
    When the cake starts to rise like a souffle, start checking to see if it is done; it will just about double in volume and should not flow over the sides of the pan.
  • 10
    TIPS: If the cake shimmers like gelatin when shaken, it is done; Alternatively, if a knife inserted comes out clean, the cake is overcooked: the knife should be very lightly coated with batter.

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