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Double Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + chilling

Makes

16 servings

This cheesecake is easy to make—but it's definitely not easy to wait till the next day to eat it! The recipe is from a friend I used to work with. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
Double Chocolate Almond Cheesecake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1 package (9 ounces) chocolate wafer cookies, crushed (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Sliced almonds, toasted, optional

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine crust ingredients; reserve 2 tablespoons for garnish. Press remaining crumbs evenly onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a 9-in. springform pan. Chill.
  2. For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the sour cream, chocolate and extract. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour into crust.
  3. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes (filling will not be set). Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients. Gently spread over filling. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs. Bake 10 minutes longer.
  5. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with sliced, toasted almonds if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 315 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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