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Chocolate Lace Cheesecake Recipe

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1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
1/4 cup butter, melted

2 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
2 cups chocolate chips, melted and cooled
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 square unsweetened chocolate, melted

Heat oven to 325 Butter 9 inch springform pan.

In large bowl, blend crust ingredients. Press into bottom and up sides of prepared pan; refrigerate.

In large bowl, beat cream cheese and 2/3 cup sugar until smooth. Add eggs, beating well. Add melted chocolate chips; beat well. Add whipping cream, 2 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat until smooth. Pour into prepared crust.

Bake at 325 for 55-65 minutes or until edges are set. Center of cheesecake will be soft. Cool in pan 5 minutes; carefully remove sides of pan. Cool completely.

In small bowl, combine sour cream, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and 1 teaspoon sugar; stir until smooth. Spread over cooled cheesecake. Drizzle with 1/2 oz. melted chocolate in lace pattern.

Refridgerate several hours or overnight before serving.

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