This is simply amazing. My eyes might have rolled into the back of my head with every bite! Next time I might set aside a bit more for the chocolate part, but it was really perfect the way it was. I just love chocolate! But I also think the time is correct. I took the suggestion of another review and lowered the temperature to 275 instead of 225 and I had to take it out a little early. So next time I will follow the temperature directions exactly. This recipe is definitely a keeper. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
I recently tried this recipe and was amazed. It actually turned out like I wanted it to. The instructions were very good, particularly the bit about running a knife around the edge of the pan after baking. I do believe this is why this was the first cheesecake I have made without it cracking in the middle. I did not need a cup of whipping cream to pipe around the edges, but there were no complaints about the extra whipped cream to top it with when serving.
It was delicious and it got awesome ooo's and ahh's! However, I am in disagreement with the temperature/time. I set it down to 225 degrees as it says in the directions, but the time for it to finish baking was extended to an hour and a half. I'm not sure the 225 is right. Next time I try it, I will turn it down to 325 instead.
This had the perfect amaretto flavour. Also very easy to make and pretty to look at! Definite keeper and will be making it again and again and again :) Thanks for posting....