Combine flour and sugar; cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in remaining ingredients; mix well. Press onto bottom and sides of 9 inch springform pan. Chill. Combine chocolate and cream in double boiler; cook, stirring constantly, over simmering water until chocolate is melted. Stir in vanilla; keep warm. Combine cream cheese and milk, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate mixture; mix well. Pour over crust. Bake at 325F, 1 hour and 20 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill. Garnish with strawberry and powdered sugar, if desired.
Makes 12 to 14 servings
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana