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Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

Peter G. sent this to Sharon then it made its way to my inbox. I haven’t made it yet. It sounds absolutely delicious but more complicated than a basic cheesecake. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Ingredients:

Chocolate Nut Crust

  • 1 cup fine chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

Filling

  • 1 1/2 lbs cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp Frangelico liqueur, rum or brandy
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • pinch salt

Chocolate glaze

  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp Frangelico liqueur, rum or brandy

Preparation:

Chocolate Nut Crust

Combine crumbs, nuts and melted butter, pat into bottom of 9-inch spring form pan. Set aside.

Filling

In mixing bowl, beat cheese until creamy; beat in sugar, then melted chocolate. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in sour cream, liqueur, vanilla, almond extract and salt, blending until smooth. Pour over crumb crust. Bake in 350F oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until centre is barely firm. Run thin knife around edge of cake and let cool to room temperature

Chocolate Glaze

In top of double boiler over hot water, melt chocolate with whipping cream, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in liqueur. Remove cake from pan and spread with glaze. Refrigerate until serving time. Garnish with chocolate leaves or curls.

Makes 24 to 24 servings.

Category: Desserts, Recipes