Neapolitan Cheesecake II


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Serves 12 - 14 | Prep Time | Cook Time

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
5 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted, divided
3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 sq. (1 oz. each) semisweet chocolate, divided
2-1/2 sq. (1 oz. each) white baking chocolate, divided
1/3 cup mashed sweetened strawberries; (frozen ok)
2 teaspoons shortening, divided


Directions

Combine crumbs and 3 tablespoons of butter; press onto the bottom of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350ºF for 8 minutes then cool.


In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Divide into three portions, about 1-2/3 cups each.


Melt 2 squares of semisweet chocolate; stir into one portion of batter. Melt 2 squares of white chocolate; stir into second portion. Stir strawberries into remaining batter. Spread semisweet mixture over crust.


Carefully spread white chocolate mixture; then strawberry mixture.


Bake at 425ºF for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 300ºF. Bake 50-55 minutes or until center is nearly set. (my oven required additional 10 minutes.) Remove from oven; immediately run a knife around edge. Cool; remove from pan.


Melt remaining semisweet chocolate, remaining butter and 1 tsp. Of shortening; cool for 2 minutes. Pour over cake. Melt remaining white chocolate and shortening; drizzle over glaze. Refrigerate leftovers.


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