If you love chocolate and cheesecake -- this is for you.

Recipe Summary

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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  • 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).

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  • 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.

  • Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • 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

428 calories; protein 6.5g 13% DV; carbohydrates 40.9g 13% DV; fat 28.7g 44% DV; cholesterol 94mg 31% DV; sodium 234.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2007
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 the point! Apparently it was a huge hit and not a morsel was left. The only reason I give it 4 instead of 5 stars is because I had to make alterations suggested by a few other members in order to get the recipe to work. 1. I melted the chocolate chips 2. I added approximately 7 minutes to the cooking time as it was undercooked after the suggested time. Thank you for the great recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/26/2007
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 cheesecake. This was more like a chocolate pie. There was cream cheese of course but it was overpowered by the chocolate. I don't think that I will make this one again. But if you're truly a chocolate lover this is your cake. Read More
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74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/17/2007
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 the point! Apparently it was a huge hit and not a morsel was left. The only reason I give it 4 instead of 5 stars is because I had to make alterations suggested by a few other members in order to get the recipe to work. 1. I melted the chocolate chips 2. I added approximately 7 minutes to the cooking time as it was undercooked after the suggested time. Thank you for the great recipe!! Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2006
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 go chocolate... go all the way! I omit the chocolate chips (to keep the smooth velvety texture) and add 1/4 C expresso to make a "chocolate cappachino" cheesecake. Personally I think it tastes better than that choc capp. cheesecake recipe on here and WAY easier!! I dont use the sour cream topping because the cheesecake has such a beautiful chocolatly color by itself... Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2006
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 a tiny bit of cinnamon and topped it with sliced fresh strawberries. I used a ready-made chocolate crumb crust. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2010
This recipe was perfect for adapting for our family s dietary needs. I subbed used 1/3 cup 1 tbl of Stevia and cup tbl of organic sugar. I replaced one of the packages of cream cheese with Neufchâtel cheese. Instead of butter I used Smart Balance Blend. I also used low fat graham crackers. To ensure consistency I used an extra egg yolk. The sour cream was reduced fat. Like many others in the reviews I melted the chocolate chips. This was by far the tastiest cheesecake I ve made in awhile. It was also the simplest. I was a little worried that it wouldn t be set in the allotted time but I was worried for nothing. The second really made helped bring together the flavors in the topping. I m not big on toping cheesecakes with sour cream but this worked. I will say that I d be fine with no topping at all because the cheesecake doesn t really need it. The crust was just right the consistency of the cheesecake was perfect and the taste was spot on. There are no leftovers. If you are hesitating about which recipe to try- go for this one. Its easy and its delicious. What more can you ask for? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2005
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 seemed not done but to my surprise it was PERFECT. I added cherries on top and it was exquisite and delicious! I give HIGH marks. Thanks for sharing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2005
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 didn't appear to have set all the way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2007
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! and i also experimented and put a touch of almond extract in instead of vanilla... delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2004
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 making this again & again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2010
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. Next time I'll either leave out the vanilla or not do the topping. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/26/2007
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 cheesecake. This was more like a chocolate pie. There was cream cheese of course but it was overpowered by the chocolate. I don't think that I will make this one again. But if you're truly a chocolate lover this is your cake. Read More
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