Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

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Ready In:
1hr 45mins


  • 2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • Filling

  • 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 12 cup milk
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 14 - 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 (11 1/2 ounce) package milk chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 12 cup heavy whipping cream
  • milk chocolate kiss, unblanched
  • 1 whole almonds
  • additional whipped cream


  • In a bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, almonds and sugar; stir in butter.
  • Press onto the bottom and 1 3/4 inches up the sides of a greased 9 inch springform pan.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • In a small saucepan, soften gelatin in milk; let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until gelatin is dissolved.
  • Cool to room temperature, about 6 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream and almonds extract until smooth.
  • Beat in melted chocolate and gelatin mixture.
  • Fold in whipped cream.
  • Spoon into crust.
  • Cover and chill for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Just before serving, run a knife around edge of pan to loosen.
  • Remove sides of pan.
  • Garnish with chocolate kisses, almonds and additional whipped cream.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.

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  1. This is a FANTASTIC cheesecake! It is the exact same as the one I made from my Tastes of Home cookbook a few years ago. I had never even made a cheesecake before and it turned out just like their picture! And everyone raved about it! I am planning on making it again soon so I may come and post a pic of it when I do as well as tips or whatever else...
  2. great cheesecake if you like cheesecake like i do go to her site she has them in their own cookbook shes so organized thanks for posting dee



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