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Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake Recipe

If you delight in the taste of chocolate, then this is the cheesecake for you. Every creamy bite melts in your mouth. It's so impressive yet not difficult to prepare-I whip up this dessert each time I want a yummy treat for my family, friends or co-workers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 27 wafers)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups (9 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream and miniature chocolate kisses, optional


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1-1/2 in up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce heat to 325°.
  • 2. For filling, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a small heavy saucepan, heat cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add cocoa and beat well. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined. Stir in vanilla and reserved chocolate mixture just until blended. Pour over crust. Return pan to baking sheet.
  • 3. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set. For topping, place chocolate chips in a bowl. In a small heavy saucepan, heat cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Spread over filling. Cool pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight.
  • 4. Remove sides of pan. Just before serving, garnish with whipped cream and miniature chocolate kisses if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 411 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein .

Reviews for Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

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lvarner 247711
Reviewed May. 1, 2016

"This cheesecake is delicious and so pretty. It will definitely get attention! I love this recipe for any special occasion."

smitgin 238122
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"Fun to make and always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. Absolutely delish!!"

LKimK77 69598
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"WONDERFUL !!!!!!!!!!!LOVE IT !!!!"

Janel VK 84216
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Decadent! The perfect dessert for any special occasion. It is pretty and delicious and enjoyed by all."

jaymadavis 64562
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"I am wondering if it would be better to add the topping after it cools first."

lkleditz 64305
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"This is an excellent cheesecake, very rich and flavorful- a definite keeper!"

MagistraLatina 66592
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"We love this for a special evening!"

carolthemom 202904
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"This recipe is chocolatey but not to sweet."

kpdancer24 31269
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"Favorite food!!"

turtledaisy 24808
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"Very good cheesecake. Turns out well every time. Definitely a keeper."

ztygerlilly 25154
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"I made this recipe and took it to work. The only change I made was that I lined the cake with Hugs instead of kisses. That way there was a little bit of contrast without having to used the whipped cream on top. Needless to say, it disappeared!"

chand002 19106
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"Unbelievably good!!"

ad554836 25140
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"I made this for my husband's birthday and we loved it!!! It's so moist and chocolaty! I will certainly make it again sometime."

gp5mjg 58123
Reviewed May. 25, 2010

"This is really a pretty and tasty dish. The center was very creamy. I think the topping should use 1/3 cup whipping cream instead of 1/4 cup because it was a little stiff to cut and you had difficulty not crushing the cheesecake in order to cut a slice."

marycordes 50170
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"Made many times with wonderful results! It's my 12 yr. old daughter's favorite recipe to make for her dad!"

282778 50168
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"This cheesecake is fantastic! I made it for a girlfriend at work for her birthday and all twelve people who ate it raved about it. It is rich and delicious and a real treat for chocolate lovers."

Ilovetruffles2 202903
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

"soooo gooood never any leftovers !!!!!!"

kmchrisman 84215
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"somewhat time consuming due to chilling but well worth the effort, it always goes quickly if I make it for parties or potlucks"

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