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Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

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By kc10
Member since 2006

Serves 12 | Prep Time | Cook Time


1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
1/2 cup plus 2 tbs. baking cocoa, divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup (8 oz.) sour cream
3 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract, divided
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Combine crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa and butter; mix well. Press into the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan; chill. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream and remaining sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1 teaspoon of extract and remaining cocoa. Pour into crust. Bake at 350ºF for 45-50 minutes or until the center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate at least 8 hours. In a mixing bowl, whip cream until it mounds slightly. Add

confectioners' sugar and remaining extract; continue whipping until soft peaks form. Spoon evenly over cheesecake. Sprinkle with almonds. Store in refrigerator.

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