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Dark Chocolate Cheese Cake

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Total Time:
8 hours 30 minutes
Serves:6
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
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Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 3 - large eggs
  • 1.75 cup - dark chocolate chunks
  • 1.5 cup - graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp - granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup - butter, melted
  • 3 packs (8 oz each) Cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup - sour Cream
  • 1 tsp - vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup - heavy whipping Cream

How to Make

  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
  • Tightly wrap outside, bottom and side of 9-inch spring form pan with 2 pieces of foil to prevent leakage.
  • Microwave 1.25 cups chunks in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; stir
  • If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • Combine crumbs, 2 tbsp granulated sugar and butter in ungreased 9-inch-springform pan
  • Beat cream cheese, remaining 1 cup sugar, sour cream and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  • Beat in melted chocolate until well blended
  • Pour onto crust.
  • Place pan in large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with hot water to 1-inch depth.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until edges are set
  • Remove cheesecake from water bath to wire rack
  • Run knife around edge of cheesecake
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour and remove side of pan.
  • Microwave remaining chunks and whipping cream in small, uncovered microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir.
  • If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth; cool for 5 minutes. Spread over cheesecake.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.