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Chocolate Kahlua Cheesecake
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  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) melted butter
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups (425 ml) semi-sweet chocolate chips/chunks, divided
  • 1 cup (225 ml) whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) Kahlua
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) Kahlua
  • 24 oz (672 grm). cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (225 ml) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) cocoa
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) powdered sugar
  • Mix crumbs, butter, and sugar.
  • Press onto bottom and up the sides part way of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Freeze 5 minutes, then bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) for ten minutes and allow to cool.
  • Heat in a bowl or pan over boiling water 1/2 cup (125 ml) chocolate chunks until melted and smooth.
  • Add 1/4 cup (60 ml) whipping cream and 1/4 cup (60 ml) Kahlua and stir until blended.
  • In another bowl, beat cream cheese, cocoa and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add first mixture to the second and blend well.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition, and add vanilla.
  • Pour over prepared crust and bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees (200 C.).
  • Decrease to 275 degrees (125 C.) and bake another 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven to cool; loosen cake from rim of pan and remove.
  • Melt remaining chocolate.
  • Then add 1/4 cup (60 ml) whipping cream and the 2 tbsp (30 ml) Kahlua, mixing well.
  • Spread on top of cake and refrigerate six or so hours.
  • Before serving, beat remaining whipping cream with the powdered sugar and garnish cake by piping it on and decorating with a few remaining chocolate chips.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.

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