Be sure to serve this rich chocolate cheesecake with a bottomless cup of full-flavored java.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch cheesecake
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Chocolate Crumb Crust:
Filling:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine wafer crumbs, powdered sugar, cocoa and butter in medium bowl. Press firmly onto bottom and 1/2 inch up side of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.

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  • Beat cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Pour into prepared pan.

  • Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes or until center is set. Cool. Chill. Garnish as desired.

Tips

* Substitute: You can substitute 8 (1 ounce) squares of semi-sweet chocolate for the 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts

1018 calories; protein 15.5g 31% DV; carbohydrates 76.2g 25% DV; fat 64.3g 99% DV; cholesterol 223.2mg 74% DV; sodium 516.9mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2014
Followed the recipe and this came out great. The edges were a little dry and I was looking for something creamier but I made two of these and they were so rich we had trouble finishing the second! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2014
Followed the recipe and this came out great. The edges were a little dry and I was looking for something creamier but I made two of these and they were so rich we had trouble finishing the second! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
Oh my gosh. I was wanting to make something chocolate last night so after some searching I decided on this. Who doesn't love cheesecake and who doesn't love chocolate right? I did make a different crust out of oreos because that is what I had on hand. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly and it was amazing. I have to say it was better the next day but I figured it would be because it was completely chilled. It's a must try! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2014
This was a fantastic cheesecake! I made one change and only because I had a substitute ingredient on hand instead of what was called for. I used chocolate cookie crumbs instead of graham crumbs and it was perfect. I baked it for the suggested time and then shut the oven off and let it sit in the oven for about 5 hours took it out and tossed it in the fridge for 24 hours and served it for Easter dinner dessert. It was easy to make and very rich! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2014
Oh my...This was absolutely delicious and super easy to make. I had just about everything on hand and I didn't change a thing. Hubby said I need to make this more often (I don't think my waistline would agree!!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2013
Excellent! Served at Thanksgiving and everyone asked for the recipe. No changes needed... Perfection. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2016
I have made this cheesecake at least 9 times according to my notes on the recipe. I'm making it again tomorrow for a book club. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2014
This year's Easter dessert along with a bananas foster upside-down cake! AMAZING cheesecake very rich even with one block of lo-fat cream cheese! I had my usual issue with cracking but covered it with more chocolate which added to the decadence. The only change I made was omit the sugar in the crust. I'd give it eleven stars if the ratings went that high! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2017
Delicious very easy to make. I used a graham cracker crust however the filling is absolutely delicious smooth and so creamy. Please note that the flavor enhances by refrigerating over night. I won't mention how many calories this has. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2013
I've been making this cheesecake for years and it's absolutely the best chocolate cheesecake I've ever tasted. You will not be disappointed! My daughter calls it "Heaven on Earth". Read More