Crust of your choice, pressed into bottom of 10in springform pan. (Preferably made with chocolate cookies, ground and mixed with melted butter. There are many recipes on the internet for this sort of thing, or you can wing it.)
12 ounces semisweet chocolate, in small chunks (if this doesn't say "good chocolate chips" to you, it should)
2 T butter
1.5 lbs cream cheese, chunked, at room temp
1.5 cups heavy cream
1 t vanilla extract
1 c sugar
3 eggs at room temp
2 T cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350F. Melt chocolate and butter carefully, stirring until smooth. Set aside to cool.
Cream the cream cheese in mixer until completely smooth. Scrape down sides of bowl and add chocolate, beat slowly until mostly mixed.
Mix on medium speed for the following, and scrape down the sides of the bowl every couple minutes/between additions:
Gradually add cream and vanilla, beat until mostly blended.
Gradually add sugar, beat until mostly blended.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beat until fully blended.
Sieve cocoa powder over batter, stir in until fully mixed.
|It cracked as it cooled, but was still scrumptious!|