DARK OR WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups Graham Wafer crumbs
  • (I use the Oreo crumbs for the chocolate and Honey crumbs for the white chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 3 packages of Cream Cheese, softened. (I microwave for a few seconds to soften up)
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla (another one if you like vanilla)
  • 2 tsp almond extract if making white chocolate
  • 170 g or there abouts of white chocolate or dark chocolate chips

Directions

  • Combine crumbs and butter and stir until moistened.
  • Press into 9" springform pan to cover bottom.
  • Melt chocolate chips with a little milk (suggest you use non-stick pot or microwave)
  • Let chocolate cool but not harden.
  • Put everything in food processor with steel blade or stand mixer and beat until smooth (i'll leave that to you but 2-3 minutes should be enough)
  • If desired add Grand Marnier, couple of tsp and beat for another 15 sec.
  • Pour into springform pan
  • Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 45 - 50 minutes
  • Center should not be completely solid and should jiggle when moved
  • Cake will crack either in oven or when cooling and let cool before putting on topping
  • Toppings:
  • For white chocolate cake, combine 1 cup sour cream with 1/2 cup of sugar (or a little more if you like it sweet)
  • Spread on top of cake, sprinkle with almonds
  • For dark chocolate, melt the remaining chocolate chips with some milk and spread over top of cake
  • Dark chocolate chips come in a 225 g package so you use the ones left over from above
  • Cool in fridge over night
  • Run knife around edge to loosen from pan and remove sides of pan

Notes

I got this recipe from a co-worker whose father makes the most delicious cheesecakes I've ever tasted - you won't be sorry you tried this :)

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