Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake Recipe
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Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake

Crust:

1 1/4 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons of butter or margarine, melted

Filling:

11 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of coffee liqueur ( optional)
3 large eggs

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan.

To make the crust, in a large bowl, combine the crumbs and sugar. Mix in the melted butter. Press the mixture evenly onto the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees.

To make the filling, in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. beat in the cocoa powder until blended. Beat in the coffee liqueur. beat in the eggs. Pour over the crust and bake for 1 hour, or until firm. Cool slightly. Cover with waxed paper and chill for at least 3 hours. Remove the side of the pan before serving.

Baking notes: This cheesecake can be prepared and refrigerated up to 48 hours in advance of serving.

AUTHOR: Jerseygirl



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