Chocolate Cheesecake

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Total Time:
2-4 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For the crust: 2 cups - chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 5 tbsp - melted butter
  • For the filling: 3 packages (8 ounces each) - cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup - granulated sugar
  • 5 - eggs (large)
  • 2 ounces - semisweet chocolate (melted)
  • For the frosting: 6 ounces - semisweet chocolate (melted)
  • 1/2 cup - sour cream

How to Make Chocolate Cheesecake

  • For the crust: In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the chocolate crumbs and melted butter until these blend well. Press into a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Preheat an oven to 300 degrees F.
  • For the filling: In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar and eggs at medium speed until smooth and fluffy.
  • Spoon half of the cream cheese mixture into the crust.
  • Stir the chocolate into the remaining cream cheese mixture until it blends well.
  • Drizzle over the batter in the crust in swirls.
  • Bake the cheesecake for 50 minutes.
  • Transfer the pan to a wire rack. Cool completely.
  • Transfer the cheesecake to a serving plate, cover with a plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  • Uncover the cheesecake; carefully remove the side of the pan.
  • For the frosting: In a small bowl, mix together the chocolate and sour cream.
  • Spread over the cheesecake.
  • Chill briefly until the frosting is set.