Preheat oven to 325°F. In medium bowl, combine chocolate wafer crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir in melted butter until completely combined. Press onto bottom and up sides of springform pan. Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
Meanwhile, make fudge ganache, heat whipping cream in saucepan just to boiling point; do not boil. Remove from heat, add chocolate and stir until smooth and glossy. If mixture is too thick, add 1-2 tablespoons additional cream.
In large bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining 1 cup sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in sour cream and eggs, one a time. Add vanilla and almond extracts; beat until smooth. Spread half the fudge ganache mixture onto crust. Sprinkle with fresh raspberries. (Set aside several for garnish.) Place pan on cookie sheet. Pour filling over raspberries. Place a small pan of water on bottom rack in oven; place cookie sheet with cheesecake on rack above
Bake cheesecake 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until set. (Middle will still be jiggly.) Turn oven off; leave cheesecake in closed oven for 1 hour. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Drizzle remaining ganache over cheesecake. Refrigerate an additional 15 minutes to set ganache before serving. Garnish with reserved fresh raspberries.
Raspberry Fudge Cheesecake is rated
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Rated 1 out of
This was the worst cheesecake I have ever made (and I have made quite a few)! I followed the recipe exactly so that wasn't the problem. It had no flavor, and the consistency was not creamy like a cheesecake should be. Not sure what the problem is, perhaps 6 eggs is just too many! We ended up throwing most of it away. If someone else says it tastes good, they must not know what a good cheesecake tastes like. What a waste of time and money!
Date published: 2013-12-30
Rated 1 out of
I followed the directions to the letter and this was a complete disaster! I knew that 6 eggs was going to be a bit much. This recipe needs to be reviewed. I am so disappointed, I was going to take this to a party with me this afternoon and now I can not. Unfortunate.
Date published: 2012-07-30
Rated 4 out of
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This was my Mother's day cake to myself! Just follow the instructions exactly. It really works