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


  • 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.