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Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake IV


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By kc10
Member since 2006

Serves 12 | Prep Time | Cook Time

Ingredients

Crust:
1-1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
Filling:
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup whipping cream
3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Topping:
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
whipped cream for garnish. optional
miniature chocolate kisses for garnish, optional


In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2-in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350ºF for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce heat to


325ºF.



In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat; add cream and mix well. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add cocoa and beat well. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined.



Stir in vanilla and reserved chocolate mixture just until blended. Pour over crust. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set.



For topping, melt chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in cream and vanilla; mix well. Spread over filling.



Refrigerate overnight. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Just before serving, garnish with whipped cream and miniature chocolate kisses if desired.


Pairs Well With


Notes

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