Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake

Recipe by xpbowling
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READY IN: 3hrs
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Make the chocolate crust:.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Tightly wrap bottom of 9-inch springform pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  • Mix together cookie crumbs and melted butter in bowl until combined.
  • Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan.
  • Refrigerate crust while preparing filling.
  • Make the filling:.
  • Place chocolate in microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave on medium (50% power) for 1 minute. Stir.
  • Microwave 30 seconds more or until chocolate is softened. Stir until smooth and let cool.
  • Beat cream cheese in mixing bowl until creamy, using electric mixer at low speed.
  • Gradually add sugar and beat until blended.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Dissolve salt in hot coffee.
  • At low speed, slowly beat in the coffee.
  • Beat in vanilla and melted chocolate until blended.
  • Pour mixture over crust.
  • Place cheesecake in roasting pan.
  • Pour boiling water into roasting pan so that the water comes halfway up the side of the springform pan.
  • Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until center is firm.
  • Leave cheesecake in the oven and turn off the oven.
  • Prop oven door open and allow cheesecake to cool in the oven for 1 hour.
  • Remove cheesecake from roasting pan.
  • Cool cheesecake in the pan on wire rack.
  • When cheesecake is cooled, cover pan with aluminum foil and refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Make the whipped cream topping:.
  • Loosen edge of cheesecake with a knife. Remove side of springform pan.
  • Beat cream, sugar and vanilla in mixing bowl until stiff peaks form, using electric mixer at medium speed.
  • Reserve 1 cup whipped cream for garnish.
  • Spread remaining cream over top of cheesecake.
  • Sprinkle with grated chocolate.
  • Fill a pastry bag fitted with a large closed star tip (such as Ateco #5) with reserved whipped cream.
  • Pipe a border of rosettes around edge of cheesecake.
  • Decorate with chocolate coffee beans.
  • Cut cheesecake into wedges.
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