Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake
6-8 chocolate wafers
1 cup sugar
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
12 ounces low fat cream cheese (I like Philadelphia Cream Cheese)
6 tablespoons unsweetened Scharffen Berger cocoa
1/4 cup all-purpose flour (I like King Arthur Flour)
1/8 cup Amaretto
1 tbsp water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2 tablespoons dark chocolate chopped fine (or mini-chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 300°.
Place wafers in a food processor, and pulse until coarsely ground. Sprinkle crumbs into bottom of an 8-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.
Place sugar and next 8 ingredients (sugar through salt) in a food processor, and process until smooth.
Add egg, and process until blended.
Pour the cheese mixture into prepared pan, and sprinkle with finely chopped dark chocolate.
Bake at 300° for 55 minutes or until the cheesecake center barely moves when pan is touched.
Remove cheesecake from oven, and run a knife around outside edge.
Cool to room temperature.
Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
Now that's a good looking cheesecake! Mmmmm....
Alas, not my photo..it's from Cooking Light, and I should have noted that. It does look like this, though, since it's got a puffy texture.
I didn't think you could improve on cheesecake, but to add Amaretto - Wow. This sounds great.
Thoughts in Progress
I was expecting this one at book group last night. I suppose one can use whichever liqueur one likes best.
Yes, most liqueurs will work, and I have other recipes posted for other types..
Been asked to make this cheesecake for a wedding cake (3 tIer) but don't know how to adjust quantities for different sizes - 8, 10, 12 inch. Can you help - would be very grateful!
Sadly, I've never done it, but I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for on the Internet, and you can then adjust for this recipe. Sorry.
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