*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Chocolate Glazed Cheese Cake
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes                            Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      package       chocolate wafer cookies -- crushed
      3/4  cup           sugar -- divided
      1/2  cup           butter -- melted
   16      ounces        cream cheese -- divided
    3      ounces        cream cheese -- divided
    3                    eggs -- divided
    1      teaspoon      vanilla extract -- divided
    2      ounces        semisweet chocolate -- melted and cooled
    1 1/3  cups          sour cream -- divided
      1/3  cup           dark brown sugar -- packed
    1      tablespoon    all-purpose flour
      1/4  cup           pecans -- chopped
      1/4  teaspoon      almond extract
                         CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
    3      ounces        semisweet chocolate
    2      tablespoons   butter
      1/3  cup           confectioner’s sugar -- sifted
    1      tablespoon    water
      1/2  teaspoon      vanilla extract
 
 Combine cookie crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter; blend well.  Press into bottom
  and 2 up the sides of a 9 springform pan; set aside.
 
 In a mixing bowl, beat 1 8oz pkg cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until fluffy.  
 Add 1 egg and 1/4 tsp vanilla; blend well.  Stir in chocolate and 1/3 cup sour 
 cream.  Spoon over crust.
 
 In another bowl, beat second 8oz pkg cream cheese, brown sugar and and flour un
 til fluffy.  Add 1 egg and 1/2 tsp vanilla; blend well.  Stir in pecans.  Spoon
  carefully over chocolate layer.
 
 In another bowl, beat remaining 3ozs of cream cheese and remaining sugar until 
 fluffy.  Blend in last egg.  Stir in remaining sour cream and vanilla.  Add alm
 ond extract.  Spoon carefully over pecan layer.
 
 Bake at 325 for about 55 minutes or until center is almost set.  Turn off oven 
 and leave cheesecake inside for 30 minutes; open door partway and leave cake in
  oven another 30 minutes.  Remove from oven; cool completely.  Refrigerate at l
 east 8 hours.
 
 CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
 Combine chocolate and butter in top of a double boiler; cook over simmering wat
 er until melted.  Remove from heat; add remaining ingredients and stir until sm
 ooth.  Remove cheesecake  from pan and spread warm glaze on top just before ser
 ving.   Yum!!!!!
 
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