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Celebrate Spring With Creamy Cheesecakes

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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2013 10:00 pm | Updated: 1:31 am, Tue Oct 29, 2013.

Creamy and mouthwateringly yummy, cheesecake is still America's favorite dessert. The silky smooth texture and rich creaminess of this chocolate cheesecake is sure to please.


  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
  • 1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips or 8 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Combine butter, graham cracker crumbs and sugar; press firmly on bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  2. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool. Chill. Garnish as desired. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

Makes one (9-inch) cheesecake


20 minutes

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