Mocha Chip Cheesecake

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 12-14 servings

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Ingredients

CRUST:
•2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 32 wafers)
•1/2 cup sugar
•1/2 cup butter, melted

FILLING:
•3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
•1 cup sugar
•3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
•4 eggs, lightly beaten
•1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
•1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided

Method

•In a large bowl, combine crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 2 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
• In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add flour and beat well. Add eggs, beating on low speed just until combined.
• In a small bowl, combine cream and coffee granules; let stand for 1 minute. Add to cream cheese mixture with vanilla; beat just until combined. Stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.
• Bake at 325° for 50-55 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate overnight.
• Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before slicing. Yield: 12-14 servings.

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