Chocolate cheesecake #05

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N Nonstick vegetable oil spray
2½ pounds Cream cheese; room temp. (very soft)
1¾ cup Sugar
1 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder; sifted
3 larges Eggs; room temp
½ cup Whipping cream
2 tablespoons Coffee liqueur
1½ tablespoon Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
¼ cup Coffee liqueur
¼ cup Frangelico
2 tablespoons Dark rum
12 ounces Bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate; chopped
¼ cup Whipping cream
½ \N Stick unsalted butter



From: arielle@... (Stephanie da Silva) Date: Wed, 4 Aug 93 22:29:33 CDT For filling: Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 300F. Line bottom of 9-inch-diameter springform pan with 2¾-inch-high sides with waxed paper. Spray paper with nonstick vegetable spray. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl on low speed until smooth.

Gradually mix in cocoa. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Gradually add cream, coffee liqueur, Frangelico and vanilla and beat until mixture is smooth.

Transfer filling to prepared pan. Bake until outer 3 inches of cake puff and center is gently set but moist looking, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Cool on rack. Cover and refrigerate until cake is well chilled, at least 6 hours. (can be prepared 1 day ahead) For Glaze: Boil coffee liqueur, Frangelico and rum in heavy medium saucepan until reduced to ¼ cup, about 3 mintues. Reduce heat to low and add chocolate, cream, and butter. Stir until mixture is smooth. Cool until mixture is thick but still pourable, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes.

Using small sharp knife, cut around pan sides to loosen cake. Release and remove pan sides. Pour chocolate glaze over cake. Spread smoothly over top and sides covering completely. Chill until chocolate is is firm, at least 2 hours.

Invert cake onto serving platter. Peel off paper. Smooth top. Using warm knife, cut into wedges and serve. 12 servings (more like 16, very rich).



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