Fabulous Fudge Cheesecake Recipe
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Fabulous Fudge Cheesecake Recipe

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This fudgy cheesecake is particularly popular with my two children. It's also a favorite with guests at the cheesecake party my wife and I host every year.—Scott Fox, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 30 wafers)
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 446 calories, 26g fat (15g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, sugar and cocoa; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in chocolate. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Gradually stir in milk and vanilla. Pour over crust. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 325° 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. Remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Fabulous Fudge Cheesecake in Taste of Home February/March 2002, p53

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jenny4b User ID: 5323220 83135
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"This cheesecake was awesome and very easy to make. I followed the recipe without substituting anything. Without a doubt I will make it again. In response to the review about the recipe not mentioning to melt the chocolate chips first, those instructions are definitely in the recipe."

barbiestar User ID: 3611555 33900
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"Oh my gosh, this was one of the most amazing cheesecakes I have ever made. For the crust I replaced the vanilla wafers and cocoa with chocolate animal crackers. My husband is not big on desserts but when I asked if I should give some to the neighbors he would only allow them a taste! Wonderful!"

pbfranklin User ID: 5231730 91550
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"I have never made a cheesecake, but this was so easy. I used a store bought chocolate graham cracker crust and then followed the directions for the filling. It turned out great. I am planning on trying different flavored chips such as butterscotch and peanut butter."

Mrs9C5 User ID: 3449555 76348
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2009

"Chocolate chips didn't melt and there was nothing in the directions about melting first. Oh well...still tasted great!"

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