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Cheesecake ( Chocolate Almond #2 ) Recipe


6 Chocolate wafers, finely
1 1/2 c Light cream cheese
1 c Sugar
1 c 1% low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 c Plus 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa
1/4 c All-purpose flour
1 ts Vanilla extract
1/4 ts Salt
2 ts Almond flavoring
1 Egg
2 tb Semisweet chocolate mini-
1 Chocolate leaves (optional)

Sprinkle chocolate wafer crumbs in the bottom of a 7 inch springform
pan. Set pan aside. Position knife blade in food processor bowl; add
cream cheese and next 7 ingredients, processing until smooth. Add
egg and process just until blended. Fold in chocolate morsels.
Slowly pour mixture over crumbs in pan. Bake at 300 degrees F. for
65 to 70 minutes or until cheese cake is set. Let cool in pan on
wire rack. Cover and chill at least 8 hours. Remove sides of pan,
transfer cheese cake to a serving platter. Garnish with chocolate
leaves, if desired. CHOCOLATE LEAVES: Melt chocolate in doubles
boiler or microwave. Using a non-poisonous leaf, brush on melted
chocolate; place in freezer for 2-3 hours. once hardened, peal leaf