Dora's Prize Winning Cheesecake

Recipe by Saralaya
READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1 cake




  • You need a 9 inch springform pan for this cake.
  • Melt the chocolate chips, either in the microwave or over a double boiler.
  • Take the cream cheese out of the fridge, it needs to be softened.
  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • In a bowl, combine ¾ cup flour and 2 teaspoons sugar.
  • Using an fork or pastry blender cut in butter (or margarine) until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in 2 teaspoons of the melted chocolate – keep the rest for the filling.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom of the ungreased springform pan.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until very light brown.
  • Remove from oven and lower the heat to 325°F.
  • In a large bowl beat the cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy (you could do this by hand but I would use an electric mixer, you'll need it in a minute anyway).
  • Add ¼ cup flour and the vanilla and blend well.
  • Using low speed on an electric mixer add the eggs one at a time, beating until just blended.
  • Add the sour cream and mix well.
  • Take 1 ¾ cups of the filling and put it in a separate bowl and stir in the rest of the melted chocolate.
  • Pour half of the plain filling into the pan, over the crust.
  • Take half the chocolate filing and put it on the plain filling by spoonfuls scattered around.
  • Pour in the rest of the plain filling.
  • Take the rest of the chocolate filling and top the plain filling again by spoonfuls.
  • Using a butter knife swirl the chocolate through the plain filling.
  • Bake at 325F for 60-75 min or until center is almost set (putting a shallow pan half filled with water in the bottom of your oven should help keep the cake moist and reduce cracking).
  • Remove the cake and let sit for 10 minutes before removing the sides of the springform pan.
  • Let the cake cool for 2-3 hours then refrigerate overnight before serving.
  • Enjoy! ( Please note that I am not a cake baker and have not made this recipe for many years- I am GUESSING at the the prep time - I apologize if I am wildly off -- the cooking time is a total of the times for the crust and the rest of the cake).