Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake




Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


Ingredients:


1-1/2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs

2 tablespoons butter, melted

4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened


1-1/4 cups sugar

1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 Eggland's Best Eggs, lightly beaten

9 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

1/2 cup seedless raspberry preserves

TOPPING:

6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Fresh raspberries and whipped cream, optional

Directions:



  1. Place a greased 9-in. springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square). Securely wrap foil around pan. Combine cookie crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom of prepared pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Set aside 1-1/2 cups; pour remaining batter over crust.
  3. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate; stir in preserves until blended. Stir in reserved batter just until blended. Drop by tablespoonfuls over the plain batter (do not swirl). Place springform pan in a large baking pan; add 1 in. of hot water to larger pan.
  4. Bake at 325° for 65-75 minutes or until center is just set and top appears dull. Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  5. For topping, place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Cool slightly. Spread over top of cheesecake. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with raspberries and whipped cream if desired. Remove sides of pan. Yield:16 servings.

  6. SOURCE: Taste of Home