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Fabulous Fudge Cheesecake

 Fabulous Fudge Cheesecake
This fudgy cheesecake is particularly popular with my two children. It's also a favorite with guests at the cheesecake party my wife and I host every year.—Scott Fox, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
10-12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 30 wafers)
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 eggs


  • In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, sugar and cocoa; stir in
  • butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set
  • aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat
  • in chocolate. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  • Gradually stir in milk and vanilla. Pour over crust. Place pan on a
  • baking sheet.
  • Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Cool 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. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 10-12 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 446 calories, 26 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 117 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.