*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                         Velvet Chocolate Cheesecake
 
 Recipe By:  Best Recipes (tm) (Rich & Gooey Dessert Sensations)
 Serving Size:  One 9 inch Cheesecake
 Categories:  Cakes
 
 Amount  Measure         Ingredients - Cooking Method
 ------  -------         ----------------------------
 
 1       Cup             Oreo (tm) Chocolate Cookie Crumbs
   3/4   Cup             sugar, divided
   1/4   Cup             margarine, melted
 4       Squares         semisweet chocolate, divided
 8       Ounces          (one package) cream cheese, softened
 1 1/2   Cups            dairy sour cream, divided
 2                       eggs
 1       Teaspoon        vanilla extract
 2       Tablespoons     firmly packed light brown sugar
 
 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  In a medium bowl, combine the crumbs, 1/4
 Cup sugar and the margarine and press the mixture frimly onto the bottom and
 side of a 9 inch pie plate; set aside.  In a small saucepan over low heat,
 melt 3 squares of chocolate; set aside.  In a medium bowl, with the aid of
 an electric mixer set at medium speed, beat the cream cheese and the
 remaining sugar until the mixture is creamy.  Beat in 1/2 Cup of sour cream
 and the eggs until the mixture is smooth.  Blend in the melted chocolate and
 vanilla extract; pour the filling into the prepared crust and bake the
 cheesecake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the filling is slightly puffed and
 the center is set.  Blend the remaining sour cream and brown sugar and
 spread the mixture over the cheesecake; bake for an additional 5 minutes.
 Cool the cheesecake to room temperature.  Melt the remaining chocolate and
 drizzle it over the cheesecake; chill for at least 4 hours.