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Chocolate Lover's Cheesecake

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars

"If you love chocolate and cheesecake -- this is for you."
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servings 428 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 9 inch springform pan)


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  1. To make cracker crust, stir together cracker crumbs and 1/3 c sugar. Blend in 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine. Press mixture onto bottom and halfway up side of 9 inch springform pan. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, cocoa, and 1 teaspoon vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs; blend well. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into the prepared crust.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  4. In a small bowl, stir together sour cream, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons vanilla. Stir until smooth. Spread evenly over baked filling. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven to wire rack. With knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely; remove side of pan. Refrigerate before serving. Cover; refrigerate leftovers -- If any.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 428 calories; 28.7 g fat; 40.9 g carbohydrates; 6.5 g protein; 94 mg cholesterol; 234 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made this for my husband's Easter potluck. When he called me in the afternoon he said, and I quote " I went in the lunchroom to get the pan and caught a guy licking it" Gross, but you get th...

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I made this cake for a family gathering we were having. Everybody seemed to like it. I thought that it was just too rich. When you say chocolate lover's, you really mean it! I wanted a chocolate...

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I made this for my husband's Easter potluck. When he called me in the afternoon he said, and I quote " I went in the lunchroom to get the pan and caught a guy licking it" Gross, but you get th...

Absolutly wonderful cheesecake. I made mine in a pie dish and it still comes out fine. I also use an oreo crust (about half a bag of oreos and 3/4 stick of melted butter)- hey.. if your gonna g...

I misread the recipe and melted the chocolate chips before mixing them into the cheesecake mixture. It was a good mistake to make. The cake is rich and creamy and so chocolatey. I also added ...

This recipe was perfect for adapting for our family’s dietary needs. I subbed used 1/3 cup + 1 tbl of Stevia and ½ cup + ½ tbl of organic sugar. I replaced one of the packages of cream cheese wi...

I made this cheesecake for a friend's birthday. It was devoured quickly and the recipe requested by almost everyone. I would, however, bake the cheesecake a little longer because the center di...

Ecellent & EASY recipe. I love this cheeesecake recipe. It was simple & I used the chunck chips and added a few on top prior to the sour cream topping. I was worried it would not set up it seem...

ok, this is my all time favorite 'bring over to someones house' dessert. its super easy and consistently good each time! last time I used swirled with white choc. chips, and it was delicious! a...

Excellent!!! My Dad pronounced it "Divine". I'd recommend using the mini chips and make a chocolate wafer crumb crust instead of grahm cracker for the ultimate in chocolate. Will definately be m...

A true chocolate lover's dessert! I get tired of seeing 'chocolate' recipes that call for almost no cocoa. Took a star off because the sour cream topping didn't work, it was too much vanilla. Ne...