New York Chocolate Cheesecake
25 chocolate wafers, crushed
6 tablespoons butter, melted
¼ to ½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ lbs. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
2 teaspoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups sour cream
For the crust: Mix ingredients thoroughly and press into a well-buttered 10-inch spring form pan. Chill.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy and smooth. Add sugar and beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in chocolate, cocoa and vanilla, beating well after each addition. Add sour cream and continue beating until very smooth and well blended. Pour into crust. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cake may appear to be too liquid but it will become firm when chilled. Cool to room temperature, and then chill for at least 5 hours.