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Chocolate Cheesecake
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Ingredients (Chocolate Crumb Crust)

1 cup Chocolate Wafer Crumbs
¼ cup Butter or Margarine

Ingredients (Cheesecake)

3 8oz Packages Cream Cheese
1¼ cups Sugar
8 oz Sour Cream
2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
½ cup Cocoa
2 Tblsp All-Purpose Flour
3 Eggs

Ingredients (Chocolate Drizzle)

½ cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
2 Tsp Shortening

Prepare chocolate crumb crust by combining chocolate wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Beat cream cheese and sugar until blended. Add sour cream and vanilla; beat until blended. Beat in cocoa and flour. Add eggs, one at a time; beat just until blended. Pour into crust.

Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 250°F; continue baking 40 minutes. Remove from oven to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely; remove side of pan.

Prepare chocolate drizzle by placing semi-sweet chocolate chips and shortening in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 30 seconds. If necessary, microwave at HIGH an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted. Drizzle over top of cheesecake. Refrigerate 4 to 6 hours.