Chocolate Cheesecake

INGREDIENTS:

Crust

  • 2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter

Filling

  • 3 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted

Frosting

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

DIRECTIONS:

  1. To prepare crust, in a medium bowl, mix together chocolate crumbs and melted butter until well blended. Press into a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  3. To prepare filling, in a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, and eggs at medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Spoon half of cream cheese mixture into crust.
  4. Stir chocolate into remaining cream cheese mixture until well belnded. Drizzle over batter in crust to make swirls.
  5. Bake cheesecake for 50 minutes. Cool completely, then chill. Remove side of pan.
  6. To prepare frosting, mix together chocolate and sour cream. Spread over cheesecake. Chill until frosting is set.

I made this over the weekend with Sam. I used chocolate graham crackers instead of chocolate wafers. It might have been due to the oven, but I ended up baking it for almost 70 minutes instead of 50.

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