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Amaretto Whisper Cheese Cake

Author/Submitted by: Cooking for Applause, Shared and MM by Judi M. Phelps. or
Servings: 10
Categories: Alcohol / Cheesecakes / Chocolate / Desserts

1 1/2  cups  Chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
1  cup  Almonds, finely chopped and lightly toasted
3/4  cup  Butter, softened
1/3  cup  Sugar

24  ounces  Cream cheese, softened
1  cup  Sugar
4    Eggs
1/3  cup  Heavy cream
1/4  cup  Amaretto, plus 1 teaspoon

2  cups  Sour cream
2  tablespoons  Sugar
1  teaspoon  Amaretto
    Lightly toasted slivered almonds, for garnish

1. CRUST: Combine crumbs, almonds, butter and sugar in a bowl. Press into bottom and sides of a 9-inch springform pan.

2. FILLING: Cream cheese and sugar together in a large mixer bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add cream and Amaretto. Beat until light. Pour into crust. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 40 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes on wire rack. Filling will not be set.

3. TOPPING: Combine sour cream, sugar and Amaretto. Spread evenly on cake. Bake 5 to 10 minutes; top will still be jiggly in center. Cool completely on rack. Cover lightly and chill overnight. Remove from springform pan. Place almond slivers around outside edge of top of cake. Serves 10 servings.

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