Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake

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Ingredients

Crust

  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Filling

  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 12 ounce cream cheese
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup amaretto
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon cocoa
  • 1/4 call-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Mix the crust ingredients and press into a 7-inch springform pan.
  2. Beat the cheeses with sugar until smooth; add eggs and whipping cream and beat for about 3 minutes on medium.
  3. Add amaretto, cocoa, flour and vanilla extract; beat for 1 more minute.
  4. Stir in semisweet chocolate; pour into prepared pan.
  5. Place the cheesecake on a ring of aluminum foil to keep it off the bottom of the slow cooker.
  6. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  7. Turn off slow cooker and let stand 2 hours, until cool enough to handle.
  8. Cool thoroughly before removing pan sides.
  9. Chill and serve.