Yield: 24 Servings
|43 ounces||Cream cheese (yes, 43!)|
|32 ounces||Ghirardelli bitterweet chocolate, (not semisweet)|
|20 ounces||Sour cream|
|2 tablespoons||Bailey's Irish Cream|
|2 tablespoons||Ghirardelli ground chocolate (if unavailable, use cocoa)|
CRUST: Mix in food processor. Press into 13 inch springform pan.Set aside.
CHEESECAKE: Melt chocolate in double boiler, stirring frequently. Set aside. Beat cream cheese with hand mixer until smooth. Gradually add sugar.
Beat until smooth. Add one egg at a time, beating after each egg. Fold in sour cream, melted chocolate, ground chocolate, vanilla and Bailey's. Stir until even consistency. Pour into crust.
Bake at 350 F until set, approximately 2 hours for 13 inch. Chill thoroughly.
Serves 24 This is ungodly rich. Serve in very small wedges. even heavy eaters can't eat much at once, and I have seen a lot of this get thrown away because the person couldn't finish. Don't substitute semi - sweet chocolate or milk chocolate for the bittersweet.
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #619 by Terilynn Sanford <terily@...> on May 23, 1997