*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                        CHOCOLATE ALMOND CHEESECAKE
 
 Recipe By     : Jeri Dobrowski (Taste of Home June/July 95)
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/4  cups          graham cracker crumbs
    1 1/2  cups          sugar -- divided
      1/2  cup           plus 2 Tbsp baking cocoa -- divided
      1/4  cup           butter -- melted
    2      packages      (8 oz each) cream cheese -- softened
    1      cup           (8 oz) sour cream
    3                    eggs
    1 1/2  teaspoons     almond extract -- divided
    1      cup           heavy cream
      1/4  cup           confectioner’s sugar
      1/4  cup           sliced almonds -- toasted
 
 Combine crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp cocoa and butter; mix well. Press into
 the bottom of a 9-in springform pan; chill. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream
 cheese, sour cream and remaining sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a
 time, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1 tsp of extract and
 remaining cocoa. Pour into crust. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until the
 center is almonst set. Cool completely. Refrigerate at least 8 hours. In a
 mixing bowl, whip cream until it mounds slightly. Add confectioners' sugar
 and remaining extract; continue whipping until soft peaks form. Spread
 evenly over cheese cake. Sprinkle with almonds. Store in refrigerator.
 
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