Double Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients :

For Crust:
1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For Topping:
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions :
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into the bottom and 1 ½ inches up the sides of a greased, 9 inch springform pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and reduce heat to 325F.
  4. In a small saucepan, heat chocolate chips with whipping cream until smooth. Remove from heat.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add cocoa and eggs, one at a time until just combined. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Pour into crust.
  6. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until center is almost set.
  7. To make topping, heat whipping cream and vanilla over medium heat. Pour over chocolate chips in a small bowl and stir until melted and smooth. Spread over cheesecake. Cool, cover and chill overnight.
  8. Garnish suggestion – fresh raspberries and mint leaves.