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Chocolate Rippli Cheesecake

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Ingredients
For crust
  Butter 4 Tablespoon (1/2 Stick)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Dash
For cake
  Unsweetened chocolate square 1
  Cream cheese 24 Ounce (Three 8 Ounce Packages)
  Cream cheese package 24 Ounce (3 Packages, 8 Ounces Each)
  Granulated sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Eggs 6 , separated
  All purpose flour 6 Tablespoon
  Lemon, rind 1 Teaspoon, grated
  Grated lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Cream 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Whipping)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven hot to 400°

MAKING
2) To prepare crust, in small bowl cream butter or margarine with granulated and brown sugars until fluffy.
3) Gently sift in flour, baking powder, and salt.
4) Spread evenly on the bottom of 1-inch spring-form pan.
5) Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan on wire rack.
6) To prepare cake melt chocolate in cup over simmering water. Keep aside.
7) In a large bowl soften cream cheese and gently beat in sugar till fluffy.
8) Gently beat in egg yolks just till blended.
9) Add flour, lemon rind and juice, and vanilla.
10) In medium-size bowl beat egg whites till they form soft peaks.
11) In small bowl beat cream until stiff.
12) Fold beaten egg whites and cream into egg-yolk mixture till smooth.
13) Put a third on cooled crust and drizzle a teaspoonful of melted chocolate over.
14) Layer for 2 more times and end with chocolate.
15) With a long thin knife cut through mixture to swirl chocolate.
16) Place pan in oven on reduced heat and bake for 1 hour.
17) Turn heat off and keep in oven with door closed for 1 hour longer.
18) Take out cake from oven. Place wire rack to cool for at least 2 hours.
19) To serve, loosen cake around edge with knife and carefully lift off side of pan.
20) Place cake on its metal base from spring-form pan on serving plate.

SERVING
21) Cut in wedges and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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