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Jun 2, 2009

Dark Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

from Amy Claire Kingston, who is my hero!


Ingredients for the cheesecake:
1 1/2 cups crushed oreo cookies (about 18)
1/4 cup margarine, melted
3 (8oz) packages of cream cheese, softened
1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs
1 (12oz) package dark chocolate chips, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla

Combine cookie crumbs and margarine.

Press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan and set aside.

Combine cream cheese and milk, mixing at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended.

Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Blend in chocolate and vanilla; pour over crust.

Bake at 300 for 1 hour 10 minutes.

Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing sides of pan.

Spread topping (see below) over top and sides of cheesecake.

Chill.

Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.

Ingredients for Orange-Chocolate Topping:
1/3 cup margarine
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 (6oz) package dark chocolate chips, melted
2 teaspoons orange extract

Melt the chocolate and let it cool slightly. Beat margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add chocolate and orange extract, mixing until well blended.

NOTE: This cheesecake wields great power. With great power comes great responsibility. Be wise, my friends. Upon serving this cheesecake you will become very popular. After trying this cheesecake, your nemesis is now your friend, your foe is now your confidant. Tread prudently.

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