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Rating: 4.47 stars
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a delicious recipe I made up while in college. My hubby LOVES it!! You may garnish with shaved chocolate, ganache or any other delectable chocolate. Pretty!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
1 - 9 inch cheesecake
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grind graham crackers in a food processor.

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  • In a small bowl, or in the food processor, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, white sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom, and 1 inch up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan.

  • Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, set aside to cool.

  • Melt semisweet chocolate over a double boiler along with the cream. Stir occasionally until melted, then set aside to cool.

  • In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until soft. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between additions. Stir in the chocolate mixture until fully incorporated. Pour into the prepared crust.

  • Bake for 55 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cake cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

482 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 37.8g; fat 35.4g; cholesterol 145.8mg; sodium 217.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
I have three words for this recipe "OH MY GOD" It is without a doubt the BEST chocolate cheesecake recipe I have ever tried! It is easy to make and the results are AWESOME! Thank you Edye for submitting it. I make it at least twice a month!:) YUM!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2010
I don't know if I did something wrong as this was my first time trying this recipe but I cooked this for 55 mins and it almost seemed TOO done. Also the crust was chewy not crunchy like I would've preferred...it was TOUGH to cut through. However the two men in the house LOVED IT and left nothing behind. Read More
(1)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
I have three words for this recipe "OH MY GOD" It is without a doubt the BEST chocolate cheesecake recipe I have ever tried! It is easy to make and the results are AWESOME! Thank you Edye for submitting it. I make it at least twice a month!:) YUM!!! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2004
The cheesecake was great but as I did not have a springform pan I made two servings of the crust and divided up the filling baked at 350 for 35 minutes and I got two cakes instead of one! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2005
I loved this chocolate cheesecake! It was really good, my husband(who doesn't really like chocolate that much), really loved it also. Along with a few friends. Only thing I changed was I used chocolate wafers for the bottom instead of graham crackers. And I put homemade whipped cream on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2004
Sooo yummy! This is an extremely rich dessert but very very good (esp. if you like dark chocolate). I made it for a dinner party and everyone complimented me. I thought it might need a little something extra so after it cooled I removed the cake from the springform pan and put sliced strawberries all over the top. I also made a chocolate ganache (also on here-- from Ingrid Vogel) and drizzeled it over the berries and down the sides of the cake using about half of the ganache. It looked and tasted wonderful! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2007
I made this cheesecake and used ghirardelli semi sweet baking chocolate and semi sweet chips and my parents were in heaven. I loved it too but I couldn't believe the rave reviews or how easy this recipe was. way to go on this one:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2010
This cheesecake was better than i expected. I only wish I had seen the cheesecake tips before I pulled it out of the oven. It didn't look too pretty but it tasted awesome. Next time I'll do the water bath correctly and maybe it wont crack in the middle so badly! Also the recipe is a bit confusing because it says to preheat the oven to 350 for the crust and then turn it Down to 350 for the cake!? I baked the crust at 375 and almost burnt it. I think 350 would work better the next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2004
Great chocolate taste not too sweet. I covered outside of pan with foil and baked it in a water bath. No cracks..Just wonderful. I liked that it only needed 2 packs of cream cheese too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2007
This is a great recipe for chocolate cheesecake. It is not too rich or chocolaty. But you still get full chocolate flavor. I made the crust with vanilla wafers because that was all I had available. Next time though I will try the graham cracker crust. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2008
I really liked this recipe because it only has 2 packages of Cream cheese but still has all the flavor of a cheesecake! I use this recipe as a base and make changes like using mint chocolates instead or adding a caramel sauce to give it a different feel! It is also easy to make! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2010
I don't know if I did something wrong as this was my first time trying this recipe but I cooked this for 55 mins and it almost seemed TOO done. Also the crust was chewy not crunchy like I would've preferred...it was TOUGH to cut through. However the two men in the house LOVED IT and left nothing behind. Read More
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