Adorn your table with this stunning show-stoppingchocolate cheesecake. The sparkle, sophistication and touch ofclass in this recipe will turn a celebration into an extravaganza!
Recipe: Royal Chocolate Cheesecake
Crust:1 1/2 cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs2 tablespoons butter or margarine, meltedCheesecake:4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened1 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1 teaspoon vanilla extract8 ounces NESTL ® TOLL HOUSE®Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, melted per label instructionsand cooled slightly1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur4 large eggsGarnish:1/2 cup NESTL ® TOLL HOUSE®Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels1 cup whipped cream
Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).Tightly wrap outside bottom and side of 9-inch springform panwith 2 pieces of foil to prevent leakage. Lightly grease insideof pan.
For Crust: Combine crumbs and butter insmall bowl. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.Cool on wire rack.
For Cheesecake: Beat cream cheese, sugar,flour and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until well blended.Beat in melted chocolate and liqueur, if desired. Add eggs, oneat a time, beating well after each addition. Pour onto crust.Place pan in large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with hot waterto 1-inch depth.
Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until edgeis set but center still moves slightly. Remove cheesecake fromwater bath to wire rack. Run knife around edge of cheesecake.Cool completely. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
To Garnish and Serve: Line baking sheetwith wax paper.
Place morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag.Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 30 to 45 seconds; knead. Microwaveat 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tinycorner from bag. Drizzle 12 to 16 circular designs about 2 incheshigh and wide onto prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for 5 to10 minutes or until chocolate is firm.
Remove side of pan. Place cheesecake onserving platter. Spoon (or use pastry bag fitted with flutedtip) dollops of whipped cream around edge of cheesecake. Removechocolate drizzle designs from refrigerator. With tip of knife,gently remove designs from wax paper and insert, standing up,into dollops. Serve immediately.
Makes 12 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12of recipe): Calories: 600 Calories from Fat: 390 Total Fat: 43g Saturated Fat: 26 g Cholesterol: 175 mg Sodium: 350 mg Carbohydrates:47 g Dietary Fiber: .5 g Sugars: 34 g Protein: 11 g
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