Chocolate Cheesecake

  • Yield 12 servings

The recipe for Chocolate Cheesecake, sent in by Bonnie Rickenbaugh of Stertevant, Wis., is easy to make. "I have been asked to make it for many occasions. I like to make it because I usually have all the ingredients on hand. I especially like to serve it for guests, because this is a dessert that is meant to be shared," Rickenbaugh says.

Ingredients

Crust:
1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
Filling:
3 (8-ounce) packages reduced-fat or regular cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet
chocolate chips, melted
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. To prepare crust, combine chocolate crumbs, sugar and butter in a small bowl; mix well. Press on the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  3. To prepare filling, place cream cheese in a large bowl and beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until smooth. Add condensed milk; beat well. Add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth.
  4. Pour batter into prepared crust and bake 65 to 75 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Serves 12.

Recipe by Bonnie Rickenbaugh, Sturtevant, Wis.

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