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Double Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels, melted
  • 8 ounces good bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup amaretto
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • FOR GANACHE:
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

1 hour

Serves:

10

This is a rich and indulgent chocolate cheesecake made doubly delicious topped with a decadent chocolate ganache.

Why Try? If you have not tried a chocolate cheesecake before, now is the time, and this is the one.

Foodie Byte: Use the very best chocolate you can afford. Pouring the ganache over the cake makes this dessert a perfect choice for special occasions.

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF.
  2. Combine chocolate crumbs, butter and 2 tablespoons sugar in a small bowl. Press into bottom and 1-inch up the sides of an 8-inch Springform pan. Chill.
  3. In a medium size bowl beat cream cheese, on high speed, until creamy.
  4. Gradually mix in sugar. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Add melted chocolate, sour cream, amaretto, vanilla extract and almond extract, beating until smooth.
  5. Pour into prepared crust.
  6. Bake for 1 hour. Turn off oven; partially open the door, and let cool, in oven, for 1 hour.
  7. Remove cheesecake from oven, and let cool to room temperature in pan on a wire rack; cover and chill at least 8 hours. Carefully remove sides of Springform pan.
  8. For the ganache, cook the heavy cream, chocolate chips, and instant coffee in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally.
  9. Spread over cheesecake.

Nutritional Information

Calories 598, Carbohydrates 52g, Cholesterol 124mg, Fat 41g, Fat Calories 370, Fiber 1g, Protein 6g, Saturated Fat 25g, Sodium 295mg. Daily Values: Calcium 79.05mg 8%, Phos 113.98mg 11%, Copper 0.14mg 7%, Zinc 0.72mg 5%, Panto 0.51mg 5%, Biotin 3.28mcg 1093%, Iodine 7.1mcg 5%, Magnesium 27.22mg 7%, Iron 1.34mg 7%, Vitamin B6 3%, Vitamin C 0%, Vitamin B12 5%, Vitamin D 7%, Vit E-a-Toco 2%, Vitamin A 21%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.