Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Recipe
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Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Recipe

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"I always get compliments when I make this rich dessert," says Erin Byrd of Springfield, Missouri. With layers of vanilla and fudge cream cheese plus a drizzle of caramel, this luscious cheesecake will win praise for you, too!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/3 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 10 wafers)
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed
  • 1 tablespoon caramel ice cream topping, warmed

Nutritional Facts

1/2 each: 510 calories, 33g fat (19g saturated fat), 150mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 4-in. springform pan.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined. Spread half of mixture into crust. Stir fudge topping into remaining batter; gently spread over cream cheese layer. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  4. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan. Drizzle caramel topping over cheesecake. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Turtle Cheesecake in Cooking for 2 Winter 2009, p33

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Lizzly User ID: 5675609 210369
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"Delicious! Made it for Valentines day for my Husband... LOVE IT. I also put hot fudge sauce on it along with the caramel. =)"

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