Chocolate Espresso Swirl Cheesecake


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Serves 12-16 | Prep Time 30 minutes | Cook Time 45-55 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

Once I discovered how easy it was to make cheesecake, store bought has become a thing of the past. They are not only cheaper to make, but so much tastier. I found this recipe in a book called, '125 Best Cheesecakes' and whenever I go to a gathering, this cheesecake is expected to travel with me.

Submitted by: "Teresa Moravics"


Ingredients You'll Need

Crust
1 & 1/2 cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

Filling
4 packages (each 8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
4 eggs
1 tbsp instant coffee powder
1 tbsp hot water
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled

Decoration (optional)
1/2 cup whipping (35%) cream
2 tbsp granulated sugar
12 mocha candy coffee beans


Directions

Before starting bring all cold ingredients to room temp.


Melt chocolate between the crust and filling phase


Cool melted chocolate to room temp before adding cheesecake batter.


Grease bottom and sides of 9 inch springform pan


Preheat oven to 350 F


Crust:


In a medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter


Press into bottom of cheescake pan and freeze


Filling:


In a large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.


Add sour cream.


Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition


In a small bowl, dissolve coffee powder in hot water


While the mixer is running, pour coffee in a steady stream into the batter


Add vanilla


Stir 1 cup batter into melted chocolate and set aside


Pour remaining batter over frozen crust


Using a spoon, drop six large puddles of melted chocolate mixture on top of batter.


Using a small knife, drag through the puddles in spiral motions to create a marbling effect.


Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until the top is light brown and the center has a slight jiggle to it.


Cool on a rack for 2 hours


Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before decorating or serving


Decoration:


In a well-chilled bowl, whip cream on medium-high speed until soft peaks form.


With the mixer still running, sprinkle sugar into cream and continue whipping until firm peaks form


Ice top of cake with whipped cream or pipe rosettes around top of cake, if desired


Top with mocha coffee beans


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