Chocolate Glazed Triple Layer Cheesecake

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Marsha Gardner

By
@mrdick1950

I first made this cheesecake for my brother-in-law Jim for his birthday which is near Thanksgiving. Now whenever he comes from NY for Thanksgiving I make this to go with his birthday dinner. He is a diabetic and my sister is a dietitian and makes sure he eats right. They only come every couple of years to Alabama, so he gets to indulge while here.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
10-12

Ingredients

8 1/2 oz
package chocolate wafer cookies, crushed, about 2 cups--i use famous chocolate cookies by nabisco
3/4 c
sugar, divided
1/4 c
plus 1 tablespoon butter, melted
2-8 oz
cream cheese, softened and divided
3 large
eggs
3/4 tsp
vanilla extract, divided
2 oz
baking chocolate, semi-sweet, melted
1 1/2 c
sour cream, divided
1/3 c
dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1 Tbsp
flour
1/4 c
pecans, chopped
5 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/4 tsp
almond extract

GLAZE

6 oz
baking chocolate, semi-sweet
1/4 c
butter
3/4 c
powdered sugar, sifted
2 Tbsp
water
1 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make Chocolate Glazed Triple Layer Cheesecake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine cookie crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and melted butter; blend well. Press into bottom and 2 inches up the sides of a 9 inch spring form pan. Set aside.
  • 2FIRST LAYER:
    Combine 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until fluffy. Add 1 egg and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla; beat well. Stir in melted chocolate and 1/3 cup sour cream. Spoon over crust.
  • 3SECOND LAYER:
    Combine remaining 8 ounce cream cheese, brown sugar and flour; beat until fluffy. Add 1 egg and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla; beat well. Stir in pecans. Spoon over chocolate layer.
  • 4THIRD LAYER:
    Combine 5 ounces cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup sugar; beat until fluffy. Add remaining egg and beat well. Stir in remaining 1 cup sour cream, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract. Spoon gently over over pecan layer.
  • 5Bake at 325-degrees for 1 hour. Turn off heat and leave cheesecake in oven for 30 minutes; open oven door and leave cheesecake and additional 30 minutes. Cool, cover and chill at least 8 hours. Remove from pan. Spread with warm Chocolate Glaze.
  • 6GLAZE:
    Melt chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water. Remove double boiler from water and stir in remaining ingredients. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over cheesecake.

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About Chocolate Glazed Triple Layer Cheesecake

Course/Dish: Other Desserts