Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake

Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake
Recipe type: Cakes
Serves: 10
  • 1 Cup vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup chopped pecans
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 Cup butter, melted
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chips, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons almond flavored liqueur
  • 2 Cups sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  1. Combine crumbs, pecans, granulated sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9 inch springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine cream cheese and brown sugar, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  3. Blend in chocolate and liqueur; pour over crust. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 35 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F.
  4. Combine sour cream and granulated sugar; carefully spread over cheesecake.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 10 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill.
VARIATION: Substitute 2 Tablespoons milk and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract for almond flavored liqueur.
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