Black Forest Cheesecake


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Ingredients You'll Need

Crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Filling:
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup amaretto liqueur
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
Topping:
4 ounces (2/3 cup) semisweet chocolate, melted
1/2 cup sour cream


Directions

Preheat oven to 325*F (160*C).


Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cocoa powder and butter. Mix well. Press into bottom and 1-inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.


With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add sugar, mixing well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in amaretto and cherry juice until well blended.


Pour filling into crust. Bake 1 hour. Turn oven off, and let stand in oven


with door ajar at least 1 hour. Remove from oven to wire rack. Cool about 1 hour, or until room temperature.


Combine melted chocolate and sour cream. Spread evenly over top of cooled cheesecake. Chill overnight. Garnish with whipped cream and maraschino cherries


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