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Chocolate Malt Cheesecake

My mother-in-law loved chocolate malts—and cheesecakes, too. Can you guess who passed this recipe on to me? Sometimes, I substitute pretzel crumbs for the graham cracker crumbs. They make a surprisingly good crust! —Anita Moffett, Rewey, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + chilling
  • Makes
    14 servings


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 16 squares)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup chocolate malted milk powder
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Confectioners' sugar and chocolate curls


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add malt powder; beat well. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla just until blended. Pour over crust. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • Bake until center is almost set, 60-65 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.
  • Remove sides of pan. Garnish with confectioners' sugar and chocolate curls if desired. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 369 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
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  • Pattywy
    Mar 31, 2019

    Delicious but incredibly rich. Serve very small slices. Everyone loves first few bites, but it becomes overwhelming if too much is eaten at one time. Will go a long way to serve at least 16 people. Leave them wanting more and it will be a hit!

  • maryHodges
    Apr 27, 2011

    SO DELICIOUS! I baked this for Easter. It was the first time I've ever tried to make cheesecake. It turned out beautifully - no cracking or bubbling. This cheesecake received rave reviews for the whole clan & I was asked by 4 people for the recipe. This recipe made me look like a "top chef"!