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Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

This cheesecake is perfect for a holiday gathering. It serves a lot of people, and everyone seems to savor the rich chocolaty flavor. Best of all, because you need to make it a day ahead of time, dessert will be ready when you are!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 65 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 45 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
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • Whipped cream and additional chocolate chips, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine all crust ingredients and press onto bottom and 2 in. up sides of a 9-in. springform pan; refrigerate until ready to fill.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in melted chips. Pour into 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 rim from pan. If desired, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate chips.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 451 calories, 30g fat (17g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.
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  • betsyam
    Feb 2, 2015

    Great recipe! The only thing I did different was the crust. I used crushed oreos and melted butter. I've made this with great success for years

  • Titus2mom6
    Dec 23, 2013

    We have made this cheesecake for years, and love it! It is a favorite with us :)

  • debbye27
    Mar 4, 2013

    This was delicious! I made it as one of many Thanksgiving desserts, and it was the biggest hit. I will definitely make it again.

  • cleargelm
    Oct 16, 2012

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  • sammy12384
    Dec 14, 2011

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  • RFM
    Dec 13, 2011

    The cake is awesome.. thanks for the other comments it helps a lot. I put in total 390g Philadelphia cheese more than in the recipe stays. I add brown sugar in the crust cause I didnt have confectioners sugar. I made it at The Advent Window in Germany and never have any leftovers, germans said that it was "high confectionery" ... the best chocolate cheesecake ever ate!!! mmmh

  • purple_vega
    Nov 29, 2010

    i really liked this cheesecake but it was very rich so if you dont like chocolate dont make it :)

  • Ilovetruffles2
    Dec 29, 2009

    reallly good ... never have any leftovers .. best chocolate cheesecake . i make this one any time i need a chocolate cheesecake

  • 123chloe
    Feb 13, 2009

    Well I made this one for the first time last weekend and it was awesome...Then I made it again last night for work and did not pay attention to what type of chips I grabbed which were Milk Choc. Chips and I sure hope this turns out good or I will be the laughing stock at work... And to beat that it will be our first Quarterly Recipe Swap...Will let you know how it goes.... Hee! Hee!Anyone tried it this way yet with the Milk Choc. Chips...

  • Telx2
    Jan 1, 2008

    I served this cheesecake along with 2 others at a holiday party. This one went first and my guests were amazed. First, they asked where I bought this cheesecake, then when they found out I make it they all wanted the recipe. Defiantly one I'll make again for my holiday party next year!