Favorite made-over chocolate cheesecake

Favorite made-over chocolate cheesecake

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Edited on Aug 21, 2006

Took a recipe for chocolate cheesecake and made my own version of it. Everyone says it is absolutely awesome-definitely a "keeper"!


3 8 oz blocks of cream cheese
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup seedless raspberry preserves or jam
2 tsps almond flavoring
1 cup crushed chocolate sandwich cookies, centers removed
1/2 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed
3 large eggs
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 tbsps all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 450F.
Combine Oreo crumbs and butter; press into bottom only of 9" springform pan. Cream together cream cheese and sugar until fluffy; add baking cocoa and flour and blend well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add flavoring and preserves; mix well. Spread hot fudge topping onto prepared crust, then top with cream cheese mixture. Place pan into another larger pan with about 1/2 inch of water (this will help cheesecake not to crack). Bake 10 minutes at 450F; turn temp down to 350F and bake 40-50 min longer till almost set in center. Turn oven off & let sit about 30 min; remove to wire rack to cool. Loosen sides of pan with knife and after cooling, remove side of pan completely and chill at least 2-3 hours before serving. Makes a good thick cheesecake and serves 10-12 (if you can stay out of it!!)

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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