Saturday, February 6, 2010
Black Forest Chocolate Cheesecake
1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
3 Tablespoons margarine or butter; melted
16 ounces cream cheese; softened
14 ounces can sweetened condensed milk
3 Tablespoons Ghirardelli unsweetened cocoa
3 eggs, whisked
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon almond or pure vanilla extract
21 oz can cherry pie filling
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Combine crumbs and margarine; press firmly on bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
In large mixer bowl, beat cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until
smooth. Add cocoa powder, eggs, cornstarch, and almond extract; mix well. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake 55 minutes, or until center is set.
Top with cherry pie filling before serving.