Mix crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 9−inch springform pan.
Beat 3 packages cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Blend in sour cream; pour over crust.
Beat 1 package cream cheese and 6 squares melted chocolate with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add preserves; mix well. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of chocolate mixture over plain cream cheese mixture; do not swirl.
Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes or until center is almost set.
Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan.
Melt remaining chocolate and whipping cream on low heat, stirring until smooth. Spread over cooled cheesecake. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
Garnish with additional whipped cream, raspberries and fresh mint leaves.
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Thu 24 Dec 2009 18:04:10 EST
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