Chocolate Cheesecake II

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch springform pan.

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  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar, and melted butter.Press onto the bottom and 1 1/2 inch up the sides of the prepared 9 inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Allow to cool. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Step 3

    To Make Filling: In a small saucepan, heat 1/4 cup whipping cream and 1/4 cup chocolate chips, stirring constantly, until chips are melted. Remove from heat.

  • Step 4

    In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 cup of sugar until smooth. Add cocoa and beat well. Add eggs and beat on low until just blended. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and reserved chocolate mixture until blended. Pour over crust. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set.

  • Step 5

    To Make Topping: In a small saucepan, heat 1/4 cup whipping cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla until just before boiling. Stir constantly and be careful not to boil over. Have 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips ready in a small bowl. Pour in the hot cream and stir with a spoon until smooth. Spread over baked cheesecake and refrigerate overnight.

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