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Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
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Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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Everyone's a chocolate lover when it comes to this special dessert. "It melts in your mouth!" and "Very smooth and fudgy!" are typical comments I've heard after guests take a bite. For a fun taste twist, spoon cherry or strawberry topping over each slice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crushed chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Strawberries and white chocolate shavings, optional

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth. Add eggs beat on low just until combined. Stir in vanilla and melted chocolate just until blended. Pour filling over crust.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  4. Garnish slices with strawberries and chocolate shavings if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Cheesecake in Taste of Home August/September 2001, p31

Reviews for Chocolate Cheesecake

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"This was a great basic chocolate cheesecake recipe, easy to prepare and even easier to eat! I made it this year for my brother's birthday, he requested chocolate cheesecake with strawberries. After reading through the other reviews I decided to use a traditional graham crust, dark chocolate chips and just a tad less sugar in the filling and I always bake my cheesecakes in a steam bath with the bottom securely covered with foil to prevent any water leaking in. I also waited to top cheesecake with fresh strawberries until just before serving with a mint garnish. Won't forget this one and will be making it again!"

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Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014

"Wow - this was not only an easy recipe to make, (I don't have luck with cheesecakes generally) but it was so amazingly delicious. Smooth, rich, fudgy, creamy. I served it with mandarin orange slices and whipped cream, you only need a small piece to satisfy that chocolate craving!"

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2014

"I made two of these cheesecakes for two different events. They were both hits and both were made completely gluten-free! Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. The first one I topped with fresh raspberries, the second with fresh strawberries. Both delicious! I do not, however recommend leaving the fruit on any leftovers as it will completely change the taste of the cheesecake. I used crushed Trader Joe's Chocolate Gluten-Free Joe Joe's for the crust. I think the recipe is perfect! This is definitely a cheesecake for chocolate lovers!"

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"Pretty heavy/dense and WAY TOO SWEET. Would not recommend. Maybe cutting the choco chips in half and adding more eggs(??) but I have not tried it that way."

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

"Excellent recipe and so very easy! It is not as tall as some cheesecakes, and at first I was thinking I would double the recipe next time, but it is so rich I'm not sure anyone could eat a whole piece if it were twice as high! I made a simple chocolate ganache to top it and it was outstanding!"

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