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Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake Recipe
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Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake Recipe

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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
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (about 27 wafers)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 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
  • TOPPING:
  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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

Directions

  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.
Originally published as Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake in Taste of Home December/January 1999, p27


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lvarner
Reviewed May. 1, 2016

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

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smitgin
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

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

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LKimK77
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

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

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Janel VK
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

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

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jaymadavis
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

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

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lkleditz
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

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

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MagistraLatina
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2013

"We love this for a special evening!"

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carolthemom
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"This recipe is chocolatey but not to sweet."

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kpdancer24
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"Favorite food!!"

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turtledaisy
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

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

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