Source: Nestle® Very Best Baking

Black Bottom Cheesecake
Dark chocolate accents this velvety white chocolate cheesecake -- rich and satisfying, it's a winning combination.
Serves: 14
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 52 minutes


1 3/4 cups crushed creme-filled chocolate cookies
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
8 oz. NESTLÉ ® TOLL HOUSE ® Premier White Baking Bars, broken into pieces
3 packages (8-oz. ea) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs
NESTLÉ ® TOLL HOUSE ® Baking Cocoa (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F.

TOSS cookie crumbs and butter together in medium bowl. Press onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

MICROWAVE white baking bars in medium, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth; cool to room temperature.

BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until smooth. Beat in eggs. Gradually beat in melted white baking bars. Spread over chocolate crust.

BAKE for 40 to 50 minutes or until edges are set but center still moves slightly. Cool in pan on wire rack; refrigerate until firm.

SPRINKLE grated semi-sweet chocolate over cheesecake before serving.