Chocolate-Topped Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
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Chocolate-Topped Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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Lori Coulthard of Laramie, Wyoming sent in the recipe for this luscious cheesecake with a hint of almond in the creamy chocolate filling.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 20 squares)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 372 calories, 22 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and cocoa; stir in butter until crumbly. Press onto the bottom and 1-in. up the side of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in melted chocolate and extracts just until blended. Pour into crust.
  3. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run knife around the edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate until completely cooled.
  4. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate chips, cream and honey; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat; cool for 5 minutes. Pour topping over the cheesecake. Chill for at least 4 hours or until topping is set. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Cheesecake in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p48

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 372 calories, 22 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 187 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate-Topped Chocolate Cheesecake

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"Did not like the flavor of this cheesecake. I'll keep looking for another recipe."

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"This is my daughter's favorite cheesecake recipe!!! It's rich but very delicious!!!!"

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"I have made this recipe twice now with RAVE reviews! I use hazelnut extract and put some chopped nuts in the crust for texture and crunchy yumminess!"

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"I had mixed reviews on this cheesecake. My sister LOVED it; however the rest of my family felt it was too rich and I have to agree. If I were to make again I'd make several changes including having a regular graham cracker crust, and would leave off the chocolate glaze. I'd also cook the cheesecake in a water bath to avoid cracking; however I do want to mention that I used a block of 1/3 less fat cream cheese and 2 regular packages because that is what I had on hand. I will say that the actual filling was amazing with the hint of almond!"

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"The texture of this cheesecake was amazing! So creamy. And that hint of almond really made this recipe!"

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