Heavenly Chipped Chocolate and Hazelnut Cheesecake


A chocoholic's dream. Something for a very special occasion.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
1 9-inch cheesecake


  • cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 ½ cups vanilla wafer crumbs

  • ¾ cup hazelnuts - toasted, skinned and coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 3 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 13 skinned, toasted hazelnuts

  • ¼ cup sour cream, room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut liqueur


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  2. Using a blender or a food processor, finely chop 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips. Transfer ground chocolate to a mixing bowl. Add vanilla wafer crumbs, ground hazelnuts, 2 tablespoons white sugar, and melted butter or margarine. Mix until well combined. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Allow to cool.

  3. Raise oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup white sugar; mix well. Add the eggs and 3 tablespoons liqueur. Mix until well blended. Coarsely chop 1 cup of the semisweet chocolate chips, and stir the chocolate into the cream cheese mixture. Pour batter into the cooled crust.

  5. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 1 hour. Let cake cool in oven for 1 hour. Remove outer ring from pan; allow cake to cool completely.

  6. Melt 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips over hot (not boiling) water. Stir until smooth. Dip 13 hazelnuts into the chocolate, covering one-half of each nut. Shake off the excess chocolate. Place on a waxed-paper lined plate and chill until set.

  7. Stir the sour cream into the remaining melted chocolate and mix well. Add 1 tablespoon liqueur. Spread glaze on top of the cooled cheesecake. Garnish with chocolate-dipped hazelnuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

638 Calories
43g Fat
58g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 638
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 22g 108%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 281mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.