Siraj's Chocolate Cheesecake
1 1/2 cups wafer crumbs (you can use any cookie you have)1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened at room temperature1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour3 eggs1 cup sour cream or yogurt (for a healthier recipe)
3/4 STICK of butter
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
Place cupcake paper cups without greasing pan or papers.
In a mixing bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, 3 tablespoons of the sugar, and the butter and mix well. Press onto the bottom of cupcake papers.
In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, remaining cup of sugar, vanilla extract and beat until light and creamy. Add the flour to the cream cheese mixture and beat until smooth. Add the butter/powdered chocolate mix and sour cream/yogurt and mix well. (caution: cheesecake mix will be more watery if you use yogurt so you can use half sour cream half yogurt if you wish. If you use all yogurt, you can add more chocolate powder (between 1/8 and 1/4 of a cup to make it a little more firm).
Add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition until just blended. Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the center is ALMOST set. Center will look a little moist.
Allow cake to cool on a wire rack before removing cupcakes from pan. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight before serving. Cheesecake may be made up to 2 days in advance before serving and will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
Garnish with shaved chocolate and powdered sugar