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Chocolate Marbled Cheesecake

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“This comes from an old PTA cookbook I've had since my kids were in gradeschool. DD#2 loves cheesecake and this is the one she requests for her birthday cake. Drizzle a small amount of chocolate syrup on top when serving for an added taste treat.”
READY IN:
2hrs 30mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar and melted butter and press mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes; cool.
  4. Lower oven temperature to 300 degrees.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, sour cream and 2 teaspoons of vanilla until smooth.
  6. Add flour, a tablespoon at a time, blending well.
  7. Beat eggs and egg yolks in a small bowl on high speed until thick and lemon colored, about 5 minutes.
  8. Gradually add 1 cup sugar and beat thoroughly.
  9. Add egg-sugar mixture to cheese mixture and blend on low speed just until combined.
  10. Reserve 2 cups of batter; pour remaining batter into prepared pan.
  11. Thoroughly combine cocoa and 1/4 cup sugar.
  12. Blend into the 2 cups of reserved batter.
  13. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla and spoon dollops of chocolate batter on top of vanilla batter in pan.
  14. Using a spatula or knife, swirl batter gently to produce marble effect.
  15. Bake for 1 1/4 hours.
  16. Turn oven off and leave cake in oven 1 hour, without opening the oven door.
  17. Remove from oven and cool.
  18. Cover and chill.

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