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Mexican Chocolate Cheesecake

mexican chocolate cheesecake
Mexican Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 8 hr 40 min
  • Servings 16
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Planning a Mexican menu? Complete the meal with this heavenly cheesecake. The cinnamon and chili powder add authentic flavour. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Crust
1 1/2 cups (175 mL) crushed vanilla wafer cookies (about 35 cookies)
3/4 tsp (3 mL) ground cinnamon
3 tbsp (45 mL) butter or margarine, melted
Filling
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) chocolate chips
1/2 cup (125 mL) whipping cream
3 pkgs (250 g each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar
1/2 tsp (2 mL) chili powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
3 eggs
Toppings and Garnish
2 cups (500 mL) sweetened whipped cream
1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cinnamon
Chocolate shavings, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    <p>Heat oven to 350ºF. Wrap outside bottom and side of 8-inch springform pan with heavy-duty foil to prevent leaking. Spray inside bottom and side of pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix crust ingredients. Press in bottom of pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Reduce oven temperature to 300ºF. Cool crust 10 minutes. º</p>
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt chocolate chips and whipping cream over medium-low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from heat. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and the vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Stir in chocolate mixture. Pour filling over crust.
  • 3
    Bake at 300ºF 1 hour or until edge of cheesecake is set at least 2 inches from edge of pan but center of cheesecake still jiggles slightly. Turn oven off; open oven door 4 inches. Let cheesecake remain in oven 30 minutes. Run small metal spatula around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • 4
    To serve, run small metal spatula around edge of pan; carefully remove foil and side of pan. Cut cheesecake into slices. Top slices with whipped cream; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Garnish with chocolate shavings. Cover; refrigerate any remaining cheesecake.

Expert Tips

  • Tip : The chili powder complements the chocolate flavour in this cheesecake, rather than making it spicy, but you can leave it out, if you prefer.

Nutrition Information

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