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Spiced Chocolate Cheesecake

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Spiced Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
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Rich chocolate cheesecake packs an unexpected kick in this creamy and decadent dessert.

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
3
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sugar
3
eggs
8
oz bittersweet baking chocolate, melted, cooled
3/4
cup whipping cream
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon ancho chile pepper powder
Whipped topping, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325ºF. In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. In ungreased 9-inch springform pan, press dough in bottom and 1 inch up side to form crust.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Beat in melted chocolate, whipping cream, vanilla, chile pepper powder and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour over crust.
  • 3 Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until edge of cheesecake is set at least 2 inches from side of pan but center of cheesecake still jiggles slightly when moved. Turn oven off; open oven door at least 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. Cover loosely; refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • 4 To serve, run small metal spatula around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake; carefully remove side of pan. Cover; refrigerate any remaining cheesecake. Top with whipped topping.
Tips  

If you can't find ancho chile pepper powder, substitute regular chili powder.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
Daily Value
Total Fat
43g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
21g
0%
)
Sodium
300mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
)
Protein
8g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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