Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

January/February 2021 Big Y Dig In Magazine
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Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
Serving: Serves12
Prep Time: 35 Minutes
Cook Time: Bake 1 Hour, Chill 2 Hours
Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
Recipe By: Logo Site

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2 cups Crav'n Flavor chocolate graham crackers, crushed

1½ tsp. Big Y ground cinnamon

½ cup (1 stick) Big Y salted butter, melted

4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate baking bar

2 8-oz. pkg. Big Y cream cheese, softened

1 cup Big Y sugar

6 Big Y large white eggs, slightly beaten

5 Tbsp. Big Y all-purpose flour

1½ tsp. grated lemon zest

3 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. Big Y almond extract

1 cup Big Y heavy whipping cream, whipped


Wash hands with soap and water.

Rinse all fresh produce items under cold running water.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a large bowl, combine graham crackers, cinnamon and butter; mix well. Firmly press into bottom and up sides of a 9½-inch spring-form pan with removable bottom; refrigerate for 20 minutes.

In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave on HIGH for 40 seconds; remove and stir. Continue to melt chocolate on HIGH in 15-second intervals until chocolate is smooth; let cool slightly.

In a medium bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.

Gradually add sugar, ¼ cup at a time, mixing well between additions.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Wash hands with soap and water after handling eggs.

Stir in flour, lemon zest, lemon juice and almond extract; fold in whipped cream.

Combine 1 cup cheesecake mixture and melted chocolate and mix well.

Pour remaining cheesecake mixture into prepared crust.

Pour chocolate mixture over top and gently swirl with a knife to marbleize; bake for 1 hour.

Turn off oven and let cheesecake stand in closed oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow cheesecake to stand until completely cooled. Chill for a minimum of 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition facts:

Nutrition Information Per Serving Calories: 639; Total Fat: 44g (Saturated Fat: 27g); Cholesterol: 183mg; Sodium: 343mg; Total Carbohydrates: 55g (Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 39g); Protein: 8g

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