I have had others and this is the BEST! It has a chocolate crumb crust and is speckled with miniature chocolate chips.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom of 9 inch springform pan. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

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  • In large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, and flour. Mix at medium speed until well blended. Stir in eggs one at a time. Blend in sour cream and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter over baked crust.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 55 minutes. Allow to cool completely before removing from pan. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

428 calories; 31.3 g total fat; 120 mg cholesterol; 265 mg sodium. 32.4 g carbohydrates; 7.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2006
I baked this for a pre-prom dinner for my son his date and another couple. I wanted it to be perfect - and it was awesome! I bought two pre-made chocolate crumb pie shells to use as the crust. I buttered the sides and the bottom of the springform pan before pressing the crumbs/butter mixture in the pan. I used two premade crusts in order to have my crust go up the sides of the cheesecake. All my cheesecake ingredients were at room temp. I researched (on this site) how to bake it in a water bath...check the article by Jennifer Anderson. I so hoped it would not have a crack when it was baked but there was one (just one) and so I used a hot wet knife to rub on top until the crack was gone. I kept the cake wrapped in the fridge for two days. On the day of the prom I took it out of the springform pan and prior to serving it I sprinkled oreo crumbs on top and placed oreos (cut in half) around the edges. I cannot tell you how wonderful this looked and tasted. It's not easy to totally wow teenagers but this did the trick. Thank you Kristy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2002
This was my 3rd cheesecake recipe. Although the first one I tried (from Allrecipes) I have made 3 times - White Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake. Compared to that this was bland. But still good. I doubled the crust recipe because I like mine halfway up the side of the cake. I also clarified the butter. I did the pan of water in the oven as suggested but still developed a massive canyon of a crack in the cake - I am sure my fault and not that of the recipe. So I took one user's advice and made a chocolate sauce to pour into the crack. I used mini chocolate chips sugar milk and corn syrup. Also 55 minutes baking time was too long for my oven the cake turned an unattractive brown color around the edges and top. And if you forget to put the mini chips in and accidently pour the batter into the crust never fear. You can still gently mix them in just be careful not to disturb the crust. On the flavor issue it was a very good tasting cake. If you want flavor you have to make a flavored cake ie)peanut butter or chocolate. This is a very good basic cheesecake. Read More
(7)
63 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2006
I baked this for a pre-prom dinner for my son his date and another couple. I wanted it to be perfect - and it was awesome! I bought two pre-made chocolate crumb pie shells to use as the crust. I buttered the sides and the bottom of the springform pan before pressing the crumbs/butter mixture in the pan. I used two premade crusts in order to have my crust go up the sides of the cheesecake. All my cheesecake ingredients were at room temp. I researched (on this site) how to bake it in a water bath...check the article by Jennifer Anderson. I so hoped it would not have a crack when it was baked but there was one (just one) and so I used a hot wet knife to rub on top until the crack was gone. I kept the cake wrapped in the fridge for two days. On the day of the prom I took it out of the springform pan and prior to serving it I sprinkled oreo crumbs on top and placed oreos (cut in half) around the edges. I cannot tell you how wonderful this looked and tasted. It's not easy to totally wow teenagers but this did the trick. Thank you Kristy! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2006
I baked this for a pre-prom dinner for my son his date and another couple. I wanted it to be perfect - and it was awesome! I bought two pre-made chocolate crumb pie shells to use as the crust. I buttered the sides and the bottom of the springform pan before pressing the crumbs/butter mixture in the pan. I used two premade crusts in order to have my crust go up the sides of the cheesecake. All my cheesecake ingredients were at room temp. I researched (on this site) how to bake it in a water bath...check the article by Jennifer Anderson. I so hoped it would not have a crack when it was baked but there was one (just one) and so I used a hot wet knife to rub on top until the crack was gone. I kept the cake wrapped in the fridge for two days. On the day of the prom I took it out of the springform pan and prior to serving it I sprinkled oreo crumbs on top and placed oreos (cut in half) around the edges. I cannot tell you how wonderful this looked and tasted. It's not easy to totally wow teenagers but this did the trick. Thank you Kristy! Read More
(44)
Rating: 4 stars
12/28/2006
The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is the base ingredients as written are not enough to cover the pan. I had to double the amount to get a decent base. That aside this is an excellent cheesecake that went down very well on Christmas Day. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2007
This was fabulous! I did add more cookie crumbs for the base as well as butter to accommodate. I also melted some semi-sweet chocolate and marbled the top. My guests LOVED it! I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2003
This was a very easy cake to make and a very classic cheesecake. It's dense and flavorful. The first time I made it the top stuck to the sides of the pan so I recommend buttering the sides of the pan. Also a pan of water in the bottom of the oven helps. For the bottom I used used crushed oreo cookies with the filling removed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2008
I made this for my brother-in-law's bday yesterday and it was a hit! I used a satiny chocolate glaze recipe that I found here to top it with(3/4 cup chocolate chips 3 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of dark corn syrup and vanilla extract...heat all the above up and mix well until chocolate is liquified). I also topped that off with crused oreos and chopped chocolate pieces. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2006
An excellent recipe...tastes decadent when topped with whipped cream and the mentioned toppings. I found this has a tendency to cook quicker than the alloted time so keep your eye on it after 40 mins. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2007
I couldn't find any chocolate cookie crumbs so I made the crust with 1 1/2 cups graham cracker 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup butter (from the chocolate chip cheesecake I recipe). This was my first time making a cheesecake and it was very good. Rich & filling. The only thing I'll do different next time is add some chocolate chips to the top prior to baking for a more chocolate taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2011
Very good. I used the exact recipe for the filling. For the crust I used one package of graham crackers with 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup of cocoa powder and 1/3 cup melted butter. I topped the cheesecake with chocolate ganache made from 1 cup melted semi sweet chips 3 T of butter 1 T corn syrup and 1 tsp of vanilla. Sprinkled crushed chocolate chip cookies on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2003
I scaled back this recipe to 1/3 to use in my 6 in. springform pan. Cook crust 6 min cake for 35 min. Turned out yummy! Also if you don't have the chocolate cookies you can always substitute graham crumbs and some cocoa. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2002
This was my 3rd cheesecake recipe. Although the first one I tried (from Allrecipes) I have made 3 times - White Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake. Compared to that this was bland. But still good. I doubled the crust recipe because I like mine halfway up the side of the cake. I also clarified the butter. I did the pan of water in the oven as suggested but still developed a massive canyon of a crack in the cake - I am sure my fault and not that of the recipe. So I took one user's advice and made a chocolate sauce to pour into the crack. I used mini chocolate chips sugar milk and corn syrup. Also 55 minutes baking time was too long for my oven the cake turned an unattractive brown color around the edges and top. And if you forget to put the mini chips in and accidently pour the batter into the crust never fear. You can still gently mix them in just be careful not to disturb the crust. On the flavor issue it was a very good tasting cake. If you want flavor you have to make a flavored cake ie)peanut butter or chocolate. This is a very good basic cheesecake. Read More
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