Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Course : Cheesecakes
Serves: 10
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1 cup semi-sweet chocolate ships
1 1/4 cups graham-cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter -- melted
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
2 packages cream cheese -- soft 8 oz size
1/2 cup sour cream
4 large eggs

Preparation / Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees 2. Combine over hot (not boiling) water, chocolate chips and 1/2 cup sugar; heat until chips melt and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat; set aside. 3. In small bowl, combine graham-cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar and melted butter; mix well. Pat firmly into 9" springform pan, covering bottom and 1//2 inch up sides; set aside. 4. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until light and creamy. Gradually beat in 3/4 cup sugar. Mix sour cream and vanilla extract. Add egge, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Divide batter in half. Stir melted chocolate mixture into first half. Pour into crumb-lined pan; cover with plain batter. With knife, swirl plain batter with chocolate batter to marbleize. 5. Bake for 50 minutes or until only 2-3 inch circle in center will shake. Cool at room temperatute; refrigerate.

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