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Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

 Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake
If you delight in the taste of chocolate, then this is the cheesecake for you. Every creamy bite melts in your mouth. It's so impressive yet not difficult to prepare-I whip up this dessert each time I want a yummy treat for my family, friends or co-workers.
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 27 wafers)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups (9 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Whipped cream and miniature chocolate kisses, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and sugar; stir in butter.
  • Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in up the sides of a greased 9-in.
  • springform pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire
  • rack. Reduce heat to 325°.
  • For filling, melt chocolate chips in a small heavy saucepan or
  • microwave; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat; add cream and
  • mix well. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar

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Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until smooth. Add cocoa and beat well. Add eggs; beat on low just
  • until combined. Stir in vanilla and reserved chocolate mixture just
  • until blended. Pour over crust. Return pan to baking sheet.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set. For topping,
  • melt chocolate chips in a heavy saucepan or microwave, stir until
  • smooth. Stir in cream and vanilla; mix well. Spread over filling.
  • Cool pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around
  • edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove sides of pan. Just before serving, garnish with whipped cream
  • and miniature chocolate kisses if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 411 calories, 25 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 198 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.