Contributed by World Recipes Y-Group
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- 1½ cup whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
- 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 6 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
- 2 x 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup whipping cream
- 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 2 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Wrap outside of 9-inch-diameter spring-form pan with 2¾-inch-high sides with double thickness of foil.
- Spray bottom of pan with vegetable oil spray.
- Finely grind cookies in processor.
- Add butter and process until blended.
- Press mixture onto bottom (not sides) of prepared pan.
- Refrigerate while preparing filling.
- Combine cream and coffee powder in medium saucepan.
- Stir over medium heat until coffee powder dissolves.
- Reduce heat to low.
- Add chocolate; whisk until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
- Cool 10 minutes.
- Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until well blended.
- Beat in cornstarch.
- Add sour cream and vanilla; beat well.
- Add eggs 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
- Whisk 1 cup cheese mixture into chocolate mixture.
- Return chocolate mixture to remaining cheese mixture; whisk until smooth.
- Pour batter into crust (this filled my spring-form pan all the way up but the cake did not run over while baking).
- Place spring-form pan in large baking pan.
- Add enough hot water to baking pan to come halfway up sides of spring-form pan.
- Bake cheesecake until softly set and slightly puffed around edges, about 1 hour.
- Turn off oven.
- Let cake stand in oven 45 minutes.
- Transfer spring-form pan to rack and cool.
- Cover; chill cake overnight.
- Bring cream to boil in heavy small saucepan. Remove from heat.
- Add the 4 ounces chocolate and whisk until melted and smooth.
- Pour glaze over top of cake. Using spatula, smooth glaze evenly over top.
- Refrigerate until glaze is set, at least 2 hours. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
- Using knife, cut around sides of pan to loosen cake.
- Remove pan sides. Cut into wedges and serve.