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Decadent Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"This decadent cheesecake has chunks of chocolate and a rich chocolate topping."
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4 h servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F if using a 9-in. silver springform pan (or to 325 degrees F if using a 9-in. dark nonstick springform pan.) Combine crumbs and butter. Press firmly onto bottom of pan.
  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Chop 8 of the squares of chocolate; stir into batter. Pour over crust.
  3. Bake 45 to 50 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around side of pan to loosen cake. Cool completely.
  4. Chop remaining 4 squares of chocolate. Bring cream to simmer in small saucepan on low heat. Remove from heat. Add chocolate; stir until completely melted. Cool slightly. Pour over cheesecake. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight. Remove side of pan before serving. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.


  • Size It Up
  • Enjoy a serving of this decadent dessert on special occasions.
  • How To Soften Cream Cheese
  • Place completely unwrapped packages of cream cheese in microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds or until slightly softened.


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This recipe is the BOMB! I have been making it for a few years now. It bakes perfectly everytime. I do prefer to use chocolate chips over chopping up the chocolate for the inside and the glaze. ...

This cheesecake was the first one that I have ever made. It was easy and it was so good. If you like chocolate, you will LOVE this cheesecake!

Very good--and impressive. My friends & husband loved it!

I am a chocolate lover/dessert lover and this was way too rich for me. I baked it 50 minutes. When I cut it 6 hours later the center and most of the edges were "soupy." I recommend substituti...

I have been making this for years, and it is the birthday cake of choice for several members of my family. Like the other reviewer, I use semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the baker's choco...