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Kahlua Fantasy Chocolate Cheesecake

No recipe image available.Decadently rich, chocolate and Kahlua cheesecake in a chocolate wafer crumb crust.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup coffee liqueur
2 tablespoons butter
2 large eggs
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

Sweetened Whipped Cream: (optional)
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. For Crust: In a bowl combine chocolate wafer crumbs, melted butter and 1 tablespoon sugar. Pat into bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
  3. For Filling: In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt semisweet chocolate chips with coffee liqueur and 2 tablespoons butter; stir until smooth. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl, combine eggs, 1/3 cup sugar, and salt. Add cream cheese; blend well. Gradually blend in the chocolate mixture. Turn into the prepared crust.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, or until filling is set.
  6. Remove from the oven and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Then refrigerate for 3 hours.
  7. For Sweetened Whipped Cream: Whip cream and powdered sugar to stiff peaks. Garnish individual servings of cheesecake with whipped cream, if desired.

Makes 12 servings.