Chocolate cheesecake with rich chocolate frosting.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9 inch springform pan
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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 300 degrees F (140 degrees C). Using a fork, combine the melted butter and cookie crumbs. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan to form the crust.

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  • In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar and eggs until blended. Pour half of the cream cheese mixture into the crust. Stir 2 ounces melted chocolate into remaining cream cheese mixture, then pour over the first layer.

  • Bake cheesecake on the center rack of preheated oven for 50 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan, then cut around edges with a knife to loosen cheesecake before removing pan sides.

  • In a medium bowl, combine 6 ounces melted chocolate and sour cream, stirring until blended. Spoon mixture on top of cooled cheesecake. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

527 calories; protein 9.8g 20% DV; carbohydrates 42.9g 14% DV; fat 37.1g 57% DV; cholesterol 156.4mg 52% DV; sodium 342.4mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2003
Fantastic Dessert Tansy!! It was a great ending to a big meal. I topped it off with some chocolate sauce drizzled over top. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/07/2003
Taste was good but it was difficult to keep the layers separate. Don't mix the frosting too much ahead of time because it hardens quickly. Read More
(15)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2003
Fantastic Dessert Tansy!! It was a great ending to a big meal. I topped it off with some chocolate sauce drizzled over top. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(19)
Rating: 3 stars
11/07/2003
Taste was good but it was difficult to keep the layers separate. Don't mix the frosting too much ahead of time because it hardens quickly. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2009
This was my first ever Chocolate Cheesecake so I was convinced that nothing could top it. Since then I have eaten quite a few difference chocolate cheesecakes and been able to see a few problems with this first one. All in all it is a great basic recipe for someone who is trying out a chocolate cheesecake for the first time because there is still some plain cheesecake left over of one doesn't like the chocolate. I probably could have gone without the chocolate coating but I used it and had to use milk to make it easier to spread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2009
I found this to be quite good but instead of using the cookie crust i made a sugar crust i iced it with the dark chocolate sour cream mixture like said in the recipe. then i used white chocolate to make it pretty. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2007
Chocolate cheesecakes are always good and this one was no different in that regard. But I had some trouble with it... the chocolate and vanilla layers ended mixing instead of staying separate. I believe this recipe needs some tweaking. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2003
Thanks for the recipe. It was a pretty good cheescake. The tip about the frosting is true...it hardens quite quickly. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/08/2007
I thought that this had a little too much chocolate. When i left out the chocolate squares it was much better Read More
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