Chocolate Orange Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate Orange Marble Cheesecake

1 (9-ounce) package chocolate wafers, finely crushed

6 T. butter, melted

3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1 C. sugar

1 1/2 t. vanilla extract

5 eggs

2 oz. semisweet chocolate, melted

2 t. grated orange peel

Mix crumbs and butter; set aside 1/2 cup crumb mixture. Press remaining crumbs on bottom and 1 1/2 inches up side of 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer at medium speed until well blended and smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time.

Remove 1 cup batter and blend with chocolate and reserved crumb mixture; set aside. Stir orange peel into remaining batter. Pour orange batter into prepared crust; top with spoonfuls of chocolate batter. Using knife, swirl batters to marble.

Bake at 300°F for 50 to 60 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Makes 12 servings.


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