Katie's comment on her blog about cheesecake reminded me that I usually try to make a cheesecake during Cheesefare Week. The problem is making it early enough in the week to eat it all before Lent starts! Seems we should be able to do it this time. Yum, yum.
Fudge Truffle Cheesecake (cut out of something years ago--magazine? advertisement recipe booklet? Who knows!)
Chocolate Crumb Crust
In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar, 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa and 1/3 cup butter, melted. Press firmly on bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
Preheat oven to 300. In large mixer bowl, beat 3 8-oz packages cream cheese, softened, until fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted, 4 eggs, and 2 teaspoons vanilla; mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes or until center is set. Cool. Chill. Enjoy!