Mocha Cheesecake

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READY IN: 3hrs 40mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

'Cheesecake Extraordinaire'

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. The crust: in a small bowl, stir together the crumbs, cocoa powder, and coffee.
  2. Add in the melted butter ; stir until well combined.
  3. Press mixture evenly onto the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan; set aside.
  4. The filling: in a big bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and cornstarch; beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Add in eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Stir in whipping cream.
  7. Stir together hot water and coffee; add coffee and vanilla extract to cream cheese mixture, stirring until well combined.
  8. Stir in melted chocolate.
  9. Pour the cream cheese mixture over crust.
  10. Bake in a preheated 350° for 15 minutes; decrease temperature to 200° and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until the center no longer looks wet or shiny.
  11. Remove the cake from the oven and run a knife around the inside edge of the pan.
  12. Turn the oven off; return the cake to the oven for an additional 1 hour.
  13. Chill, uncovered, overnight.
  14. The glaze: in a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly.
  15. Stir in coffee until dissolved.
  16. Spread warm chocolate mixture over cheesecake.
  17. Chill until serving time.

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