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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake ~
1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
3 T margarine or butter, melted
2 cups nonfat sour cream
1/3 cup sugar
2 t vanilla
3--8 oz pkgs lite cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 t vanilla
3--1 oz semisweet chocolate, squares
1/2 cup strawberries**, mashed
mint leaf, (optional)
fresh berries, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine cookie crumbs and melted margarine, press into
bottom of 9 inch springform pan. Bake for 8 minutes.
Mix together sour cream with 2 teaspoons vanilla and
1/3 cup sugar. Beat together cream cheese and sugar
until smooth. Add eggs and beat well. Add 1 teaspoon
vanilla, beat. Divide into 2 parts. Melt 3 squares
semisweet chocolate and stir into half cheesecake
mixture. Mix well. Spread in crust lined pan. Mash
strawberries and stir into 2nd half cheesecake
mixture. Mix and spread on chocolate layer. Bake at
425F for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 350F and bake 40
minutes. Spread sour cream mixture over top.
Continue to bake 15 minutes longer. Remove from
oven and immediately run knife around edge of pan.
Cool then refrigerate. Garnish with fresh whole
berries and mint leaves.
Makes 16 servings
For gift giving place cake
on a decorative holiday plate.
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