Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling


2 servings

Updated: Feb. 03, 2023
I always get compliments when I whip up this rich little cheesecake. With layers of caramel, chocolate and vanilla, it's an instant classic. —Erin Byrd, Springfield, Missouri
Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Our editors and experts handpick every product we feature. We may earn a commission from your purchases.


  • 1/3 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 10 wafers)
  • 4 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons beaten large egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed
  • 3 tablespoons hot caramel ice cream topping


  1. In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1/2 in. up the side of a greased 4-in. springform pan.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined. Spread half the mixture into crust. Stir fudge topping into remaining batter; gently spread over cream cheese layer. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350° until center is almost set, 20-25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  4. Refrigerate overnight. Remove side of pan. Drizzle caramel topping over cheesecake.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cheesecake: 554 calories, 34g fat (18g saturated fat), 137mg cholesterol, 462mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

Recommended Video