*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       HEAVENLY CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Desserts
                 Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       c            Vanilla Wafers, Fine Crush
    1       c            Ground Toasted Almonds
      1/2   c            Butter, Melted
      1/2   c            Sugar
   12       oz           Milk Chocolate Chips
      1/2   c            Milk
    1       ea           Env. Unflavored Gelatin
   16       oz           Cream Cheese, Softened
      1/2   c            Sour Cream
      1/2   ts           Almond Extract
      1/2   c            Heavy Cream, Whipped
    1       x            Garnishes *
 
   *   Garnishes to include whipped cream and chocolate
   shavings (optional).
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   ~------------------ In large bowl, combine vanilla
   waver crumbs, almonds, butter and sugar; mix well.
   Pat firmly into 9-inch springform pan, covering bottom
   and 2 1/2 inches up the sides.  Set aside.
   Melt over hot (not boiling) water milk chocolate
   chips; stir until smooth. Set aside.  Pour milk into
   small saucepan; sprinkle gelatin on top.  Set aside
   for 1 minute.  Cook over low heat, stirring constantly
   until gelatin dissolves.  Set aside.  In large bowl,
   combine cream cheese, sour cream, and melted chocolate
   chips; beat until fluffy.  Beat in gelatin mixture and
   almond extract.  Fold in whipped cream.  Pour into
   prepared pan.  Chill until firm (about 3 hours).  Run
   knife around edge of cake to separate from pan; remove
   rim.  Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate
   shavings, if desired.
   Makes 1 9-inch Cheesecake
  
 
 
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