Hey, want to try a velvety chocolate cheesecake that's casual enough for a weeknight treat, but elegant enough for a holiday crowd? We thought so....
What You Need
Original recipe yields 14 servings
38 OREO Cookies, divided
5 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
5 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
1-1/2 cups BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
2 egg s
Add To Shopping List
Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 325°F. Crush 24 of the cookies until fine crumbs form; mix with butter until well blended. Press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Stand remaining 14 cookies around edge of pan, pressing into crumb mixture to secure. Set aside. Place 4 oz. chocolate in small saucepan; cook on low heat until melted, stirring frequently. Set aside.
Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add melted chocolate, 1/2 cup of the sour cream and the vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing just until blended after each addition. Pour into prepared crust.
Bake 35 to 40 min. or until center is almost set. Combine remaining 1 cup sour cream and remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar; spread over cheesecake. Bake an additional 5 min. Cool. Melt remaining chocolate as directed on pkg.; drizzle over cheesecake. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
You'll know it's a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this chocolatey cheesecake.
For an impressive presentation, garnish with fresh raspberries, mint sprigs and chocolate curls just before serving. To make chocolate curls, bring additional BAKERS Semi-Sweet Chocolate to room temperature. Carefully draw vegetable peeler at an angle across top of chocolate to form curls.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 12g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 37g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.