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                        CHOCOLATE KAHLUA CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes                      Chocolate
                 Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2   c            Chocolate wafer (I used
                         -Teddy Grahams) crumbs
      1/4   c            Melted butter
    2       tb           Sugar
    1 3/4   c            Semi-sweet chocolate
                         -chips/chunks, divided
    1       c            Whipping cream
      1/4   c            + 2 Tbsps. Kahlua, divided
   24       oz           Cream cheese, softened
    1       c            Sugar
      1/3   c            Cocoa
    3                    Eggs
    1       t            Vanilla extract
    1       tb           Powdered sugar
 
   Mix crumbs, butter, and sugar. Press onto bottom and
   up the sides partway of a 9-inch springform pan.
   Freeze 5 minutes, then bake at 350F for ten minutes
   and allow to cool. Heat in a bowl or pan over boiling
   water 2/4 cup chocolate chunks until melted and
   smooth. Add 1/4 cup whipping cream and 1/4 cup Kahlua
   and stir until blended. In another bowl, beat cream
   cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add first mixture to
   the second and blend well. Add eggs one at a time,
   mixing well after each addition, and vanilla. Pour
   over prepared crust and bake 10 minutes at 400F.
   Decrease to 275F and bake another 45 minutes. Remove
   from oven to cool: loosen cake from rim of pan and
   remove. Melt remaining chocolate. Then add 1/4 cup
   whipping cream and the 2 Tbsp Kahlua, mixing well.
   Spread on top of cake and refrigerate six or so hours.
   Before serving, beat remaining whipping cream with the
   powdered sugar and garnish cake by pipping it on
   (personally, I'll probably skip this step) and
   decorating with a few remaining chocolate chips (the
   picture of this is great!). Refrigerate leftovers.
  
 
 
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