Dark Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake

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READY IN: 1hr 40mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Butter sides & bottom of an 8" springform pan.
  • Combine cookie crumbs, butter & sugar in mixer.
  • Press mixture evenly onto pan bottom.
  • Melt chocolate in double-boiler & stir smooth.
  • Beat cream cheese until smooth, then add eggs, one at a time.
  • Gradually add sugar, mixing well until blended.
  • Add melted chocolate, coffee & stir to blend.
  • Turn mixture into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350° (180°C) for 1 hour or until center is almost set. Firms when chilled.
  • Cool on counter for 45 min., cover & chill overnight.
  • Remove pan sides. Sprinkle with powdered sugar from a sieve to prettify and decorate with chocolate leaves (see below.).
  • CHOCOLATE LEAVES:
  • Melt chocolate in double-boiler.
  • Brush on cleaned & dried fresh leaves (Ficus work well).
  • Place on small, paper-lined pan & freeze overnight.
  • Peel leaves & put back in the freezer until time to place on cake & serve.
  • HINT: leave stem on each leaf to hold onto as you brush on the melted chocolate. Be generous with the chocolate - too thin a layer and the leaf crumbles when you try to peel it. Pile them artfully in center or however you want and they just take the cake!
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