*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         RICH CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes                      Chocolate
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2   c            Chocolate wafer crumbs
      1/4   ts           Ground nutmeg
      1/2   c            Butter -- melted
   24       oz           Cream cheese -- softened
      3/4   c            Sugar
    3                    Eggs
    8       oz           Sour cream
    6                    Squares semisweet chocolate
                         Melted
    1       tb           Cocoa
      3/4   ts           Cocoa
    1 1/2   ts           Vanilla extract
      1/2   c            Whipping cream -- whipped
 
   Additional whipped cream (optional)
   Chocolate curls (optional)
   Almonds (optional)
   Maraschino cherries (optional)
   
   Combine first 3 ingredients, mixing well.  Press
   mixture into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan; chill.
   Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until light and
   fluffy;  gradually add sugar, mixing well.  Add eggs,
   one at a time,
   mixing well after each addition.  Stir in sour cream,
   melted chocolate, cocoa,
   and vanilla, mix well.  Gently fold in whipped cream;
   spoon into prepared pan.
   Bake at 300 for 1 hour.  Turn oven off; allow
   cheesecake to cool in oven an additional 30 minutes.
   Refrigerate 8 hours.  Remove sides of pan and garnish
   with additional whipped cream, chocolate curls,
   almonds, and cherries. Yield:
   10 to 12 servings.
   
   Recipe By     : Southern Living
  
 
 
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