Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

2 cups chocolate wafer Crumbs
5 tablespoons melted butter
Three 8-ounce packages cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
5 large eggs
2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 cup cherry syrup
6-ounces semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon cherry syrup
Special utensils:
Spring form pan

Preheat oven to 250F. Mix crumbs and butter, press into 9 inch spring form pan. Beat together cream cheese, sugar and eggs at medium speed until smooth. Spoon half into crust. Melt 2 ounces chocolate. Add cherry syrup, mix briefly; add to pan. (Drizzle to make swirls.) Bake at 250F for 15 minutes, then raise temperature to 30O F for 35 minutes. Chill for 2 hours.

To make frosting:
Mix together 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, sour cream, and cherry syrup. Spread over cheesecake. Chil1 briefly.

Serves 12.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana