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Fudge Truffle Cheesecake Recipe

Fudge Truffle Cheesecake Recipe

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 YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • FILLING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 350 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

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MY REVIEW
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"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
RFM
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"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"reallly good ... never have any leftovers .. best chocolate cheesecake . i make this one any time i need a chocolate cheesecake"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2009

"Well I made this one for the first time last weekend and it was awesome...

Then I made it again last night for work and did not pay attention to what type of chips I grabbed which were Milk Choc. Chips and I sure hope this turns out good or I will be the laughing stock at work... And to beat that it will be our first Quarterly Recipe Swap...
Will let you know how it goes.... Hee! Hee!
Anyone tried it this way yet with the Milk Choc. Chips..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2008

"I served this cheesecake along with 2 others at a holiday party. This one went first and my guests were amazed. First, they asked where I bought this cheesecake, then when they found out I make it they all wanted the recipe. Defiantly one I'll make again for my holiday party next year!"

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