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               CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE - COUNTRY LIVING HOLIDAYS
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2                8 1/2-oz package chocolate
                         -wafers
    1       T            Butter, softened
    4                    8-oz packages cream cheese,
                         -softened
      1/2   c            Sugar
    2       T            Cornstarch
    4       lg           Eggs
    1       T            Vanilla
    3                    1-oz squares semisweet
                         -chocolate, melted & cooled
    1                    8-oz container sour cream
 
   1. Heat oven to 300'F. Crush chocolate wafers in food processor or in
   plastic bag with rolling pin. Add butter and process or knead into
   crumbs. Pat into bottom of an oiled 9-inch spring-form pan. Bake 10
   minutes.
   
   2. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until
   fluffy. Stir together sugar and cornstarch. Beat into cream cheese
   mixture.
   
   3. Add eggs to mixture one at a time, beating after each addition.
   Fold in vanilla, chocolate, and sour cream until uniformly combined.
   
   4. Turn cheesecake mixture into hot, crumb-lined pan. Carefully
   return to oven. Bake until center of cake seems to be almost set when
   the pan is gently tapped-about 1 hour. Turn off oven and allow cake
   to sit in oven 1 hour longer.
   
   5. Remove pan from oven; cool to room temperature. Cover without
   touching surface of cake. Place in refrigerator overnight.
   
   6. To serve, loosen cake from side of pan with a spatula. Remove side
   of pan. Place cake on serving platter. Decorate with whipped cream,
   if de- sired.
   
   Country Living Holidays/92  Scanned & fixed by Di Pahl & <gg>
  
 
 
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