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       Title: Chocolate Almond Cheesecake
  Categories: Cheesecakes
       Yield: 12 Servings
  
   1 1/4 c  Graham cracker crumbs
   1 1/2 c  Sugar; divided
     1/2 c  Cocoa + 2 t.; divided
     1/4 c  Butter or margarine; melted
       2 pk Cream cheese; softened, 8 oz
       1 c  Sour cream
       3    Eggs
   1 1/2 ts Almond extract; divided
       1 c  Heavy cream
     1/4 c  Confectioner’s sugar
     1/4 c  Almonds; sliced, toasted
  
   Recipe by: Sue Klapper Preparation Time: 0:50
   
   Combine crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 T. cocoa, and butter;
   mix well. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch 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 teaspoon of extract and reamining cocoa. Pour
   into crust. Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes or until
   the center is almost 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 cheesecake. Sprinkle with
   almonds. Store in refrigerator.
   
   Source: Taste of Home Magazine; June/July 1995.
  
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