Chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake

Prep time: 60 minutes
Servings: ~16 slices

Ingredients

  • 1 9 oz package chocolate wafer cookies (chocolate 'nilla wafers work well)
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
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Directions

Grind cookies to a fine powder, mix with butter, and press into the bottom and about an inch up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan (or 2 7 inch pans). Refrigerate while making the filling.

Combine the chips and cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat at high for 3 to 4 minutes, or until smooth. Stir every minute. Mix in the jam, and stir until dissolved. Let cool 10 minutes.

Mix the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each egg. Add the vanilla, and the chocolate raspberry mixture. Mix well.

Bake 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours at 325 or until cake is set around the edges, but still jiggles slightly in the center. Cool and put in the fridge at least 6 hours.