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German Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

“My mom made this recipe all the time for family gatherings,” recalls Jennifer Cannon in Round Rock, Texas. “I was never a cheesecake fan until I tried this one—now I make it for any special occasion or excuse!”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 ounces German sweet chocolate, melted


  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in vanilla. Transfer 1/3 cup to another bowl; stir in melted chocolate until well blended.
  • Spread remaining cream cheese mixture into a 7-in. pie plate coated with cooking spray. Top with chocolate mixture; cut through batter with a knife to swirl. Place pan on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.
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