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John Nunziata's Chocolate Cheesecake

Author/Submitted by: Contributed to the echo by: Fred Towner Originally from: Calgary Sun - Monday, June 18, 1990 John Nunziata's Chocolate Cheesecake
Servings: 10
Categories: Cakes / Cheesecakes / Chocolate / Desserts

1 1/2  cups  Graham cracker crumbs
5  tablespoons  Butter, melted
2  tablespoons  Sugar
2  tablespoons  Semisweet chocolate, grated
3    Eggs
1  teaspoon  Vanilla
1  cup  Sugar
24  ounces  Cream cheese
12    Semisweet chocolate squares
1  cup  Sour cream
3/4  cup  Butter, melted
    Whipped cream, optional

Combine first four ingredients and press into the bottom of a 8-inch springform pan. Beat eggs and sugar with electric beater until a pale mixture. Mix well. Melt chocolate in double boiler. Stir in sour cream, butter and vanilla. Add to cheese mixture and stir. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 325F for 2 hours or until centre is firm. Cool on wire rack. Remove from pan. Chill and serve with whipped cream.

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