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Chocolate-Topped Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate-Topped Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Lori Coulthard of Laramie, Wyoming sent in the recipe for this luscious cheesecake with a hint of almond in the creamy chocolate filling.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 20 squares)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and cocoa; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom and 1-in. up the side of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside. In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in melted chocolate and extracts just until blended. Pour into crust.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run knife around the edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate until completely cooled.
  • 3. In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips, cream and honey; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat; cool for 5 minutes. Remove sides of springform pan. Pour topping over the cheesecake. Chill for at least 4 hours or until topping is set. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 372 calories, 22g fat (13g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"Did not like the flavor of this cheesecake. I'll keep looking for another recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"This is my daughter's favorite cheesecake recipe!!! It's rich but very delicious!!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2011

"I have made this recipe twice now with RAVE reviews! I use hazelnut extract and put some chopped nuts in the crust for texture and crunchy yumminess!"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"I had mixed reviews on this cheesecake. My sister LOVED it; however the rest of my family felt it was too rich and I have to agree. If I were to make again I'd make several changes including having a regular graham cracker crust, and would leave off the chocolate glaze. I'd also cook the cheesecake in a water bath to avoid cracking; however I do want to mention that I used a block of 1/3 less fat cream cheese and 2 regular packages because that is what I had on hand. I will say that the actual filling was amazing with the hint of almond!"

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

"The texture of this cheesecake was amazing! So creamy. And that hint of almond really made this recipe!"

glenna 45
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2010

"Made this for an office party and it was gone in the first 10 minutes. Everyone loved it and several asked for the recipe. definitely a hit."

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