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Chocoholics Cheesecake

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Chocoholics Cheesecake
2013-07-08 Other
3.7 3

If you love chocolate - this is the cheesecake for you!

  • Servings: 10
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60-70 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp Solid Shortening, for greasing pan
1× 9 oz pkg Oreos, crumbled
6 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
2 tsp Plus 1 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar, divided
32 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Sour Cream
2 Tbsp Chocolate Liqueur Such As Godiva
3 Large Eggs, slightly beaten
15 oz Semi-sweet Dark Chocolate Bar Chocolate, chopped and divided
⅓ cup Heavy Cream
½ pt Fresh Raspberries To Garnish

Directions:

Grease a 9 inch springform pan with solid shortening and wrap the outside with foil. In a food processor, grind cookie crumbs, then add melted butter and 2 tsp sugar. Press onto bottom and 2 inches up side of prepared pan. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 1/4 cup sugar on medium high until smooth. Add sour cream and chocolate liqueur to combine. On low speed, add eggs, one at a time, then set aside. Melt 9 oz chocolate in a medium bowl over a pan of simmering water until smooth. Fold chocolate into batter and pour mixture into prepared spring form pan. Place springform pan into a large baking dish with 2 inch sides and fill baking dish with 1 inch of hot water. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 60-70 minutes or until just set. Remove springform pan from baking dish and cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Run a knife around edge and cool 1 hour. Meanwhile, place 6 oz chocolate in a small mixing bowl and bring heavy cream to a boil in a small saucepan on high heat. Pour cream over chocolate and whisk until smooth and chocolate melted. Cool 5 minutes and spread over top of cheesecake. Cool 5 minutes and refrigerate 4 hours. Remove pan sides and garnish with raspberries. Cut and serve.

Helpful Tips:

Cheesecake is probably the most requested dessert in restaurants. Almost everyone loves cheesecake. Almost everyone loves chocolate as well. I decided to marry the two loves in a decadent, multifaceted chocolate cheesecake, incorporating as much chocolate as I thought one could survive in one sitting! It makes a fabulous dessert.