Marbled Bittersweet Chocolate-Coffee Cheesecake
Take cheesecake to the next level by adding in the flavors of bittersweet chocolate and coffee. This stunning marbled dessert will impress your holiday guests.
Yield: 10 to 12 servings
- 2 cups coffee and cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs, about 20 cookies (we tested with Oreos)
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
- 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
- 3 tablespoons coffee liqueur
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 (1-ounce) bittersweet chocolate baking squares, melted and cooled
- Stir together cookie crumbs and butter; press firmly into bottom of a 10" springform pan.
- Bake at 325° for 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
- Meanwhile, beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Stir coffee, liqueur, and vanilla into batter.
- Reserve 2 1/2 cups batter; pour remaining batter into crust.
- Stir melted chocolate into reserved batter. Spoon dollops of chocolate batter over coffee batter. Swirl batter gently with a knife.
- Place springform pan in a large round shallow pan, and add hot water to shallow pan to a depth of 2".
- Bake at 325° for 55 minutes or until cheesecake is almost set. Turn off oven, and let cheesecake stand in closed oven 30 minutes. Remove from oven; gently run a knife around edges to loosen sides. Cool on a wire rack; cover and chill 8 hours.
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