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Chocolate-Peppermint Cheesecake

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious blend of chocolate and peppermint, a favourite festive mix. Creamy chocolate cheesecake, frosty peppermint and luscious whipped cream. A beautiful and delectable cheesecake recipe!"
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Ingredients

6 h 5 m servings 325
Original recipe yields 16 servings (16 servings, 1 slice (82g) each)

Directions

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix baking crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add extract; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended; pour over crust.
  4. 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.
  5. Beat cream in separate bowl with mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form; spoon over cheesecake. Sprinkle with crushed candy.

Footnotes

  • Variation:
  • Prepare using plain PHILADELPHIA Brick Cream Cheese, and blending 4 oz. melted BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate into cheesecake batter before pouring over crust and baking as directed.
  • Variation:
  • For a change of pace, prepare using your favourite extract, such as almond or orange, and omitting the candy cane garnish.
  • Shortcut:
  • Enjoy a serving of this rich and indulgent treat on special occasions.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 325 calories; 21 30.2 4.9 97 234 Full nutrition

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I also increased the peppermint extract to 2 tspns as other reviewers suggested, and I also could not find chocolate cream cheese, so I made my own by doing the following: melting 1 cup semiswee...

This was very easy and delicious!!! I was not able to find the cookie baking crumbs so I used enough chopped Oreo crumbs (from 2 boxes of Oreo no bake dessert) and mixed with the butter for a de...

I made this for a family Christmas get together and it was definitely a hit! I wasn't able to get chocolate cream cheese so I melted about 3/4 of a cup of semisweet chocolate chips and added it ...

This cheesecake was very rich and very tasty. I couldn't find chocolate cream cheese, and I searched multiple stores. I decided to make my own using 4 tablespoons of chocolate syrup and 2 teaspo...

It had a nice rich flavor, except for the peppermint. I had to substitute with cream de menth and did not use enough. I used melted Baker's chocolate bars. Also, disappointed my crust stuck t...