This recipe lives up to its name and truly is heavenly. Light and airy, this chocolate cheesecake will put a smile on the most difficult on the most difficult to please at your table. Serve with a big dollop of whipped cream and optional chocolate shavings.

Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake

Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake
 
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Recipe type: Cakes
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups vanilla wafers; crushed fine
  • 1 Cup ground toasted almonds
  • 1/2 Cup butter; melted
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 package envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 16 ounces cream cheese; softened
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream; whipped
  • garnishes *
Instructions
  1. * Garnishes to include whipped cream and chocolate shavings (optional). In large bowl, combine vanilla waver crumbs, almonds, butter and sugar; mix well. Pat firmly into 9 inch springform pan, covering bottom and 2 1/2 inches up the sides. Set aside.
  2. Melt over hot (not boiling) water milk chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Pour milk into small saucepan; sprinkle gelatin on top. Set aside for 1 minute. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until gelatin dissolves. Set aside.
  4. In large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, and melted chocolate chips; beat until fluffy.
  5. Beat in gelatin mixture and almond extract. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into prepared pan.
  6. Chill until firm (about 3 hours). Run knife around edge of cake to separate from pan; remove rim.
Notes
Makes one 9 inch cheesecake.

Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.

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