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Jack Daniel's Upside Down Double Chocolate Cheesecake

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Servings: 12
Categories: Cheesecakes / Chocolate / Desserts

1  cup  semisweet chocolate chips
1/3  cup  milk
24  ounces  cream cheese, at room temperature
1  cup  sugar
4    eggs
2  tb  Jack Daniel's whiskey

Fudge Brownie Batter
2  ounces  unsweetened chocolate
1/2  cup  butter
2    eggs
1  cup  sugar
1  teaspoon  vanilla
1/2  cup  flour
1/4  cup  walnuts, chopped, optional

Chocolate Ganache
1 1/2  cups  chocolate chips
1/3  cup  whipping cream
2  tablespoons  Jack Daniel's whiskey
2  tablespoons  corn syrup

1. In microwave-safe glass bowl, melt chocolate chips with milk in microwave oven on high (100%) power 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth when stirred.Set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in large bowl of electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs until well blended. Beat in melted chocolate mixture and whiskey until thoroughly blended. Spoon into buttered 9-inch springform pan.

3. Bake in preheated 400-degree oven 15 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking 15 minutes.

4. Remove from oven and carefully spoon on Fudge Brownie Batter evenly, starting at edges and working toward center. Return to 350- degree oven and bake another 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool completely; refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

5. Remove sides of pan from cake. Spread Chocolate Ganache evenly over top of cake. Return to refrigerator and chill until ganache is set. Makes 1 cheesecake, 10 to 12 servings.

6. Fudge Brownie Batter In large microwave-safe glass bowl, combine unsweetened chocolate with butter. Microwave on high (100%) power 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth when stirred. Beat in eggs, sugar and vanilla until thoroughly blended. Stir in flour, blending well. Stir in walnuts, if desired. Spread evenly over partially baked cheesecake.

7. Chocolate Ganache In large microwave-safe glass bowl, combine chocolate chips and whipping cream. Microwave on high (100%) power 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until smooth when stirred. Stir in Jack Daniel's whiskey and corn syrup. Refrigerate until mixture thickens to spreading consistency. Spread evenly over top of brownie topped cheesecake.

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