Layered Chocolate Cheesecake with Oreo Crust

NGREDIENTS
For the crust:
2 ˝ cups Oreo cookie crumbs

6 tablespoons unsalted butter-melted
For cheesecake filling:
4 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cup heavy cream

10 ounces bittersweet chocolate-chopped
For Chocolate topping:
ľ cup heavy cream

6 oz. bittersweet chocolate-finely chopped

1 Tablespoon granulated sugar

INSTRUCTIONS
To make crust:
Finely crush the cookies in a food processor, add melted butter and blend until it’s all moistened.

Press crumb mixture onto the bottom of the prepared 9-inch springform pan by lightly greasing the edges of the pan with cooking spray

Place in the freezer while you make the filling
To make cheesecake filling:
Melt 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate and set aside to cool

In medium bowl, mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth

In separate bowl, mix 2 cups heavy cream until soft peaks form, add vanilla extract and continue mixing until stiff peaks form

Add cream cheese mixture into beaten heavy cream mix on low speed just to combine

Divide mixture into 2 equal portions in separate bowls

To the first half of the mixture add melted chocolate and mix on low speed to combine then pour the filling over the crust then second half of the mixture carefully spoon over the top of the chocolate mixture

Place the cheesecakes in the refrigerator and refrigerate for at least one hour
To make chocolate topping:
In a medium saucepan stir together cream, chocolate and sugar on low heat until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.

Cool and pour over the cheesecake.

When the topping is set and cooled again run a thin knife around the sides and remove the springform pan sides.

To serve cut the cheesecake into slices using a sharp, thin, non-serrated knife. Drizzle chocolate sauce if desired

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