Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

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Serving: 12
Prep Time: 35 Minutes
Cooking Time: Bake: 1 Hour, Chill: 2 Hours

February 2023 Dig In Recipe

Rich cheesecake with semi-sweet chocolate poured into a chocolate graham cracker crust.

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1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Rinse fresh produce.

3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

4. In a large bowl, combine graham crackers, cinnamon and butter; mix well. Firmly press into bottom and up sides of a 9 1/2-inch spring-form pan with removable bottom; refrigerate for 20 minutes.

5. 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.

6. In a medium bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, mixing well between additions.

7. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Wash hands after handling eggs.

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

9. Combine 1 cup cheesecake mixture and melted chocolate and mix well. Pour remaining cheesecake mixture into prepared crust.

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

11. Turn off oven and let cheesecake stand in closed oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow cheesecake to stand until completely cooled.

12. Chill for a minimum of 2 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 639, Total Fat: 44g, Saturated Fat: 27g, Cholesterol: 183mg, Sodium: 343mg, Carbohydrates: 55g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 39g, Protein: 8g