04 February 2010

Chocolate Cheesecake

This was the first cheesecake that I braved and it turned out sensational!  Thanks, Kraft, for keeping it simple!

Best Ever Chocolate Cheesecake
Adapted from Kraft Foods

18 OREO Cookies, crushed
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
3 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. (8 squares) Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
3 eggs

HEAT oven to 325°F. Mix cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min.

BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add chocolate; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.

BAKE 45 to 55 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.