Remember the Titans Black and White Cheesecake

Remember the Titans Black and White Cheesecake

In the mood for a delicious treat? This one integrates the great tastes of chocolate and cheesecake to create one diverse dessert!

The crust:
1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate wafers
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds
3/4 stick butter, melted

The filling:
1 1/2 pounds softened cream cheese,
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cake flour
4 large eggs, separated
1 cup sour cream
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Crush chocolate wafers. Chop almonds. Melt

  2. Combine the crushed chocolate wafers, sugar, cinnamon, and chopped
    almonds in a mixing bowl. Add the melted butter and mix with a spoon until
    combined. Press the chocolate wafer mixture evenly 2 inches up the sides and on the bottom of an 8" cheesecake pan. Place the pan in the freezer until use.

  3. The filling: In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
    Continue beating while adding the sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and flour,
    occasionally stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl. Beat in the egg
    yolks, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the sour
    cream and set the mixture aside. Beat the egg whites until they stand in
    soft peaks when lifted from the bowl. Gently fold in the beaten whites with
    the cream cheese mixture.

  4. Place the chocolate in a double boiler or a small bowl set in a pan of
    simmering water. Pour all but one cup of the batter into the prepared pan.
    Add the melted chocolate to the reserved batter and stir until blended.
    Spoon the chocolate batter on top of the white batter to create swirls
    throughout. Bake the cheesecake in the center of the pre-heated oven for an hour, until the sides are set and the center still jiggles. Turn oven off
    and leave cheesecake inside for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Chill well before removing from the pan.

  5. Slice and serve. Enjoy!

Makes one 8" cheesecake