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Dessert Recipes

Double-Delight Cheesecake

Impressive to look at yet oh-so easy to make, this vanilla-and-chocolate treat is perfect for any celebration!


16 - 16 serving

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  • 9 whole sheets chocolate graham crackers, finely ground (1½ cups)
  • 6 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp + 1¾ c sugar
  • 2 1/2 oz. semisweet chocolate
  • 4 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, at room temp.
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 30 oz. Pirouette cookies, from 13.5- cont.
  • 1 c. white chocolate chips
  • Plain and chocolate-dipped strawberries
  • Ribbon (optional)


Position racks in center and lower third of oven. Heat oven to 325°F. Coat 9"x3" springform pan with cooking spray. Mix crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. sugar; press into bottom of pan. Bake until set, 10 min. Cool. Put roasting pan on lower rack; fill halfway with water.

Chop 2 oz. semisweet chocolate. In medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate in 15-sec. intervals until melted. On medium speed, beat cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups sugar until just smooth. On low speed, beat in eggs, then 1 cup sour cream and flour. Stir 1 1/2 cups batter into melted chocolate. Spoon half of plain batter into crust; dollop chocolate batter on top. Spoon remaining plain batter on top. Bake on center rack until center jiggles slightly, 1 hr., 10 min. Turn off oven; leave cheesecake inside with door closed for 1 hr. Run knife around edge to loosen; cool on rack 2 hrs. Heat oven to 325°F. Mix remaining sour cream and 1/4 cup sugar. Spread over cheesecake. Bake until set, 10 min. Cool. Cover; chill at least 4 hrs.

Remove side of pan; place cake on plate. Trim cookies to measure 1/4" above cake. Melt chocolate chips; stir in 4 tsp. warm water until smooth. Working with quarter of cake at a time, spread white chocolate on side; press on cookies. Chop remaining semisweet chocolate; melt and stir in 1 tsp. warm water. Drizzle over cake. Top with chocolate-dipped strawberries. If desired, tie with ribbon.

This recipe originally appeared in our print magazine.


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