Chocolate and vanilla come together as a perfect pairing in this gorgeous layered cheesecake - the perfect dessert for impressing a crowd.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
5 hrs 15 mins
total:
6 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings, 1 piece (78 g) each
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix baking crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

  • Beat chocolate cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add 2 eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust. Freeze 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.

  • Beat plain cream cheese and remaining sugar in medium bowl with mixer until blended. Add remaining egg; beat on low speed just until blended. Pour over chocolate batter; gently spread to evenly cover chocolate batter.

  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until centre is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.

  • Meanwhile, melt each chocolate separately as directed on package. Pour semi-sweet chocolate onto parchment-covered baking sheet; spread to 1/4-inch thickness. Top with small spoonfuls of white chocolate; swirl gently with knife. Cool until firm.

  • Cut chocolate into desired shapes. Use to garnish cheesecake before serving.

Variation:

Prepare as directed, substituting 2 pkg. plain PHILADELPHIA Brick Cream Cheese for the chocolate cream cheese, and blending 3 oz. melted BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate into the prepared batter before pouring over crust and freezing as directed.

Special Extra:

Top with cut-up fresh fruit just before serving.

Size Wise:

Savour a serving of this rich and indulgent dessert on special occasions. This impressive cheesecake makes enough for 16 servings.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; protein 5.6g 11% DV; carbohydrates 30.2g 10% DV; fat 22.8g 35% DV; cholesterol 90mg 30% DV; sodium 236mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition