Friday, July 23, 2010
Chocolate Lover's Cheesecake
3 packages (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 cups (12 oz. pkg.) Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
2 T. whipping cream
1 9 inch deep-dish graham cracker crust (homemade is preferable)
Heat oven to 450.
Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir in 1 2/3 c. mini chocolate chips; pour into crust.
Bake 10 min. Without opening oven door, reduce temparature to 250; continue baking 30 min. or just until set. Remove from oven to wire rack. Cool completely. Cover, refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
Place remaining 1/3 c. chips and whipping cream in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 20-30 seconds or just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Cool sllightly, spread over top of cheesecake. Refrigerate 15 min. or until topping is set. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake.
YUMMY!!! Oscar loves cheescake, so we tried this new recipe. It's a keeper.
Very attractive, too.