RECIPE: Might as well go with a smile on your face!
RICH CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE (serves 10-12)
1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup butter, melted
Two 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
8 oz sour cream
Six (1 oz) squares semisweet chocolate, melted
1 TBL + 3/4 tsp cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
Garnishes: additional whipped cream, sliced almonds, chocolate curls
Combine first 3 ingredients, mixing well. Press mixture into bottom of a 9" springform pan; chill. Beat cream cheese until light & fluffy; gradually add sugar, mixing well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in sour cream, melted chocolate, cocoa & vanilla; mix well. Gently fold in whipped cream; spoon into prepared pan. Bake in a preheated 300Â° oven for 1 hour. Turn off oven; allow cheesecake to cool in oven 30 minutes. Open door & allow cheesecake to cool in oven an additional 30 minutes. Refrigerate 8 hours. Remove sides of springform pan & garnish, if desired. Can be frozen.~~
From Food for Thought.