Fudge Truffle Cheesecake Recipe
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Fudge Truffle Cheesecake Recipe

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This cheesecake is perfect for a holiday gathering. It serves a lot of people, and everyone seems to savor the rich chocolaty flavor. Best of all, because you need to make it a day ahead of time, dessert will be ready when you are!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • CRUST:
  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 45 wafers)
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • Whipped cream and additional chocolate chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 350 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein


  1. Combine all crust ingredients and press onto the bottom and 2-in. up the sides of a 9-in. springform pan; chill.
  2. For filling, beat the cream cheese, milk and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in melted chips. Pour into crust. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350° for 60-65 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.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate chips if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Fudge Truffle Cheesecake in Country Extra November 1993, p51

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"Great recipe! The only thing I did different was the crust. I used crushed oreos and melted butter. I've made this with great success for years"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"We have made this cheesecake for years, and love it! It is a favorite with us :)"

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"This was delicious! I made it as one of many Thanksgiving desserts, and it was the biggest hit. I will definitely make it again."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"The cake is awesome.. thanks for the other comments it helps a lot. I put in total 390g Philadelphia cheese more than in the recipe stays. I add brown sugar in the crust cause I didnt have confectioners sugar. I made it at The Advent Window in Germany and never have any leftovers, germans said that it was "high confectionery" ... the best chocolate cheesecake ever ate!!! mmmh"

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"i really liked this cheesecake but it was very rich so if you dont like chocolate dont make it :)"

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