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Chocolate Rum Cheesecake

You've got to try this decadent cheesecake!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 30 minutes
Cook 50 minutes
Total 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 to 12 servings
Calories 465 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (1/2 stick )

For the filling:

  • 6 oz bittersweet baking chocolate
  • 1/4 cup rum I used dark rum
  • 1 lb cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 extra-large eggs
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Directions

  1. 1. Position a rack in the center of an oven and preheat to 325 degrees. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and cover the outside with aluminum foil, shiny side out.
  2. 2. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and granulated sugar and stir to mix. Add the melted butter and stir until blended. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom and halfway up the sides of the pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. 3. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the chocolate and rum and melt, stirring often, about 1 minute; set aside.
  4. 4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Gradually add the superfine sugar and continue beating until blended. Then beat in the sour cream and vanilla extract. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. 5. Remove the bowl from the mixer and set it over a pan of simmering water but not touching the water. Warm the mixture, stirring constantly, until completely smooth and very creamy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. 6. Pour 1 1/3 cups of the batter into another bowl and set aside. Add the chocolate mixture to the remaining batter and whisk until blended. Set the bowl back over the simmering water and stir until creamy and smooth.
  7. 7. Pour the chocolate batter into the prepared pan. Gently pour the plain batter over the top and make swirls in the batter with a fork.
  8. 8. Bake until the cake is set around the edges and the center is still a little loose, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool to room temperature, remove the rim from the pan and refrigerate overnight. Serves 10 to 12.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Rum Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 465 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 251mg11%
Potassium 218mg6%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 925IU19%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.