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Perfect Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe



INGREDIENTS:

Crust

  • 25 Oreo cookies (whole cookies)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
Filling
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Topping
  • 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream for serving
Perfect Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Use food processor to turn cookies into crumbs or place cookies in a large plastic bag and smash with a rolling pin.
  2. Stir together cookie crumbs and melted butter in a medium bowl. Transfer into a greased 9-inch springform pan. Press crumbs into bottom and halfway up the sides. Place in 350 degree oven and bake for 8 minutes. Let cool while you make filling.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.
  4. Place ¼ cup chocolate chips in a small bowl. Heat ¼ cup heavy cream in a small bowl to just a simmer. Pour cream over chocolate chips. Let sit 2 minutes and then stir until smooth. Set aside.
  5. Using and electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  6. Beat in cocoa powder.
  7. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined.
  8. Stir in vanilla and melted chocolate mixture.
  9. Pour batter onto crust. Place springform pan on a baking sheet and bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center jiggles just slightly. Cool cheesecake 10 minutes.
  10. Make topping. Place chocolate chips in a small bowl. Heat cream in a small saucepan just until it reaches a simmer. Pour over chocolate chips. Let sit 2 minutes. Add vanilla and stir until smooth.
  11. Spread over filling. Let sit 10 minutes. Run knife around edge of pan. Remove sides of pan. Let sit on counter to cool for 1 hour. Then refrigerate overnight.

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