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Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gail Hagen
Added: Friday, August 21, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
CHOCOLATE CRUMB CRUST (recipe follows)
1 pckg (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
2/5 cups Sugar
1/5 cup Dairy sour cream
1/10 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
2/3 tsp Vanilla extract
2/3 tbsp All-purpose flour
1 Eggs
Assorted fresh fruit, sliced (optioinal)
Sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
1. Prepare CHOCOLATE CRUMB CRUST.
2. Increase oven temperature to 450F. Combine cream cheese, sugar, sour cream, cocoa and vanilla in large bowl; beat on medium speed of mixer until smooth. Add flour and eggs; beat well. Pour into prepared crust. Bake 10 minutes.
3. Reduce oven temperature to 250F; continue baking 30 minutes. (Cheesecake may not be set in center.) Turn off oven; leave cheesecake in oven 30 minutes without opening oven door. Remove from oven to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool to room temperature; remove side of pan. Refrigerate several hours before serving. Garnish with chocolate curls or sliced fruit and whipped cream, if desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake. 10 to 12 servings.
4. CHOCOLATE CRUMB CRUST: Heat oven to 350F. Combine 1-1/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 40 wafers), 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa in medium bowl; stir in 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter or margarine. Press mixture onto bottom and 1/2 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool.

 

 

 

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