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                            CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8 1/2   oz           Chocolate Wafers, Fine Crush
      1/2   c            Butter, Melted
   12       oz           Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
    1 1/2   c            Heavy cream
   16       oz           Cream Cheese, Softened
      1/4   c            Sugar
    4       ea           Large Eggs
    1       t            Vanilla Extract
      1/2   c            Heavy Cream Whipped (Opt.)
 
   In large bowl, combine chocolate wafer crumbs and butter. Pat fimly into
   9-inch springform pan, covering bottom and 2 1/2 inches up sides. Chill.
   Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine over hot (not boiling) water,
   chocolate chips and heavy cream. Stir until morsels are melted and mixture
   is smooth. Set aside. In large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar,
   beating untl creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each
   addition. Add chocolate mixture and vanilla, mix until blended. Pour into
   prepared crust. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 60 minutes. Turn oven off. Let
   stand in oven with door ajar 1 hour. Remove, cool completely. Chill 24
   hours. Decorate edge with whipped cream, if desired.
  
 
 
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