Adorn your table with this stunning show-stopping Royal Chocolate Cheesecake. Decadent and creamy with a rich bittersweet chocolate flavor, this elegant dessert is sure to please family and friends alike! The sparkle, sophistication and touch of class in this recipe will turn a celebration into an extravaganza!
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 4 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 oz. NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, melted per label instructions and cooled slightly
- 1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur
- 4 large eggs
- 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- 1 cup whipped cream
PREHEAT oven to 325° F. Tightly wrap outside bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan with 2 pieces of foil to prevent leakage. Lightly grease inside of pan.
COMBINE crumbs and butter in small bowl. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
BEAT cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in melted chocolate and liqueur, if desired. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour onto crust. Place pan in large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with hot water to 1-inch depth.
BAKE for 60 to 70 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly. Remove cheesecake from water bath to wire rack. Run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cool completely. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
TO GARNISH AND SERVE:
LINE baking sheet with wax paper.
PLACE morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 30 to 45 seconds; knead. Microwave at 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag. Drizzle 12 to 16 circular designs about 2 inches high and wide onto prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes or until chocolate is firm.
REMOVE side of pan. Place cheesecake on serving platter. Spoon (or use pastry bag fitted with fluted tip) dollops of whipped cream around edge of cheesecake. Remove chocolate drizzle designs from refrigerator. With tip of knife, gently remove designs from wax paper and insert, standing up, into dollops. Serve immediately.
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made this cheesecake years ago for thanksgiving for my neighbors, have made it several times since, and is wonderful every time. I now have another one in the oven, it was so memorable to my neighbors their son requested it for his 18th birthday!
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