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Chocolate Cheesecake

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Exclusive recipe from our Gluten-Free Gourmet Desserts Cookbook collection (pages 30-31)

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cheesecake: This thick, rich, and creamy chocolate cheesecake will rival any found at your favorite restaurant.

Satisfy your cravings for Chocolate Cheesecake with a delicious gluten-free version of the popular dessert.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cheesecake
Crust Ingredients
2 Cups Nut Meal or Finely Chopped Nuts (such as walnuts or hazelnuts)
5 Tablespoons Butter
¼ Cup Sugar
¼ Cup Cocoa
Filling Ingredients
3 Pounds Cream Cheese (six 8-Ounce packages)
½ Cup Mascarpone Cheese
1½ Cups Sugar
2 Tablespoons Vanilla
6 Eggs
½ Cup Cocoa
8 Ounces Dark Chocolate; melted
Chocolate Icing Ingredients
4 Ounces Dark Chocolate
1 Tablespoon Butter
One 10" round cheesecake.
Crust Directions
  1. Hand mix in a medium bowl the nut meal, butter, cocoa and sugar. Mix just until combined.
  2. Line bottom of 10" spring-form pan with parchment paper (see picture below); apply cooking spray to all inside surfaces. Gently press crust mixture into place on bottom of pan (only bottom, not sides).
  3. Picture: how to line springform pan with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 300° for 20 minutes.
Filling Directions
  1. Melt dark chocolate in microwave. In mixer, cream together cheeses, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs and mix until blended. Add chocolate and cocoa and mix well ensuring even consistency — mixture will take on a light, fluffy texture.
  2. Once crust is baked, remove from oven (leave in pan) and cover with cream cheese filling. Bake at 300° for 70 minutes or until center is almost set — note: overcooking may cause cracks in center of cake, which if not severe can be easily filled with icing.
  3. Allow to cool in refrigerator overnight.
Icing Directions
  1. Once cake has cooled overnight, microwave dark chocolate and butter until melted completely, stirring as necessary (will take only a few minutes).
  2. Apply an even layer to entire outside of cake — there will be enough to ice the entire cheese cake (top and sides) with a thin layer (result is best if icing knife is used).
  3. Refrigerate for 10 minutes to set icing.

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