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Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake


Cheesecake is one of the most popular desserts around today.A simple Google search on "cheesecake" returns over 1.6 million results. Isn't that astounding? What is it about cheesecake that generates such a following? To be honest, I have no idea, but it's been going on for a long time. The earliest known cheesecake recipe is from the 14th century, and cheesy concoctions were popular in ancient Rome. Who are we to fight a tradition with so long a history?

So I thought I'd do my part to satisfy the global hunger for cheesecake data with this Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake recipe. Enjoy it, cheesecake lovers, wherever you are.

Ingredients:

1 c Vanilla Wafer Crumbs
1/2 c Chopped Pecans
3 tb Granulated Sugar
1/4 c Margarine, Melted
16 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
1/2 c Brown Sugar, Packed
2 ea Large Eggs
6 oz Semi-sweet Chips, Melted
3 tb Almond Flavored Liqueur
2 c Sour Cream
2 tb Granulated Sugar

Method:

Combine crumbs, pecans, granulated sugar and margarine; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees F., 10 minutes. Combine cream cheese and brown sugar, mixing at medium speed in electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Blend in chocolate and liqueur; pour over crust. Bake at 325 degrees F., 35 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F. Combine sour cream and granulated sugar; carefully spread over cheesecake. Bake at 425 degrees F. 10 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill. VARIATION: Substitute 2 Tablespoons milk and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract for almond flavored liqueur.

Note: You may freely publish the above recipe in any way you wish, as long as the author's name and links are left intact.

Pete Cullen runs the website easy-cheesecake-recipes.com (and others). Please visit http://www.easy-cheesecake-recipes.com for more info.

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