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Royal Chocolate Cheesecake

Royal Chocolate CheesecakeAdorn your table with this stunning, show-stopping chocolate cheesecake. The sparkle, sophistication and touch of class in this recipe will turn a celebration into an extravaganza!

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1 1/2 cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Filling:
4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Baking Bar, melted per label instructions and cooled slightly
1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur
4 large eggs

Garnish:
1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup whipped cream

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Tightly wrap outside bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan with 2 pieces of foil to prevent leakage. Lightly grease inside of pan.
  2. For Crust: Combine crumbs and butter in small bowl. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  3. For Filling: Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in melted chocolate and liqueur, if desired. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour onto crust. Place pan in large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with hot water to 1-inch depth.
  4. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly. Remove cheesecake from water bath to wire rack. Run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cool completely. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  5. To Garnish and Serve: Line baking sheet with wax paper.
  6. Place morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 30 to 45 seconds; knead. Microwave at 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag. Drizzle 12 to 16 circular designs about 2 inches high and wide onto prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes or until chocolate is firm.
  7. Remove side of pan. Place cheesecake on serving platter. Spoon (or use pastry bag fitted with fluted tip) dollops of whipped cream around edge of cheesecake. Remove chocolate drizzle designs from refrigerator. With tip of knife, gently remove designs from wax paper and insert, standing up, into dollops. Serve immediately.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 600 Calories from Fat: 390 Total Fat: 43 g Saturated Fat: 26 g Cholesterol: 175 mg Sodium: 350 mg Carbohydrates: 47 g Dietary Fiber: .5 g Sugars: 34 g Protein: 11 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.