New York-Style Red Velvet Cheesecake

New York-Style Red Velvet Cheesecake
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Try this updated version of a traditional cheesecake recipe.
30 min
Prep Time
10:15
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Crust

1 (9-ounce) box (2 cups)
chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/4 cup
sugar

Filling

1 3/4 cups
milk chocolate chips
3 (8-ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup
sugar
2 teaspoons
red food coloring
4
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1/2 cup
sour cream
2 teaspoons
vanilla

Topping

1 1/2 cups
sour cream
2 tablespoons
sugar
1 teaspoon
vanilla
Chocolate curls, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Wrap bottom of 9- or 10-inch springform pan with 2 pieces of aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. Combine all crust ingredients in bowl. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of prepared pan. Bake 8-12 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 5-6 minutes or until melted. Cool 15 minutes.
  4. Combine cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar and red food coloring in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, 2-3 minutes or until creamy. Gradually add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add melted chocolate, 1/2 cup sour cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla; beat at low speed 1-2 minutes or until well mixed.
  5. Pour cheesecake mixture into baked crust. Bake 80-95 minutes or until just set 2 inches from edge of pan.
  6. Combine 1 1/2 cups sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in bowl. Spread evenly over hot, partially baked cheesecake. Continue baking 5 minutes. Let stand uncovered 30 minutes or until cooled. Loosen sides of cheesecake by running knife around inside of pan. (Do not remove side of pan.) Loosely cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Remove side of pan. Garnish cheesecake with chocolate curls, if desired. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
470
Cholesterol
120mg
Carbohydrates
39g
Protein
7g
Fat
32g
Sodium
300mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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