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Fabulous Fudge Cheesecake

This fudgy cheesecake is particularly popular with my two children. It's also a favorite with guests at the cheesecake party my wife and I host every year.—Scott Fox, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 30 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
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, sugar and cocoa; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in chocolate. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Gradually stir in milk and vanilla. Pour over crust. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 325° for 40-45 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. Remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 446 calories, 26g fat (15g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
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  • jenny4b
    Oct 2, 2011

    This cheesecake was awesome and very easy to make. I followed the recipe without substituting anything. Without a doubt I will make it again. In response to the review about the recipe not mentioning to melt the chocolate chips first, those instructions are definitely in the recipe.

  • barbiestar
    Jun 18, 2011

    Oh my gosh, this was one of the most amazing cheesecakes I have ever made. For the crust I replaced the vanilla wafers and cocoa with chocolate animal crackers. My husband is not big on desserts but when I asked if I should give some to the neighbors he would only allow them a taste! Wonderful!

  • pbfranklin
    Jul 23, 2010

    I have never made a cheesecake, but this was so easy. I used a store bought chocolate graham cracker crust and then followed the directions for the filling. It turned out great. I am planning on trying different flavored chips such as butterscotch and peanut butter.

  • Mrs9C5
    Mar 31, 2009

    Chocolate chips didn't melt and there was nothing in the directions about melting first. Oh well...still tasted great!