Annamaria Settanni McDonald Recipe

Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

By Annamaria Settanni McDonald ArtByASM

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This cheesecake is always on the top of the list of cheesecakes to make. It covers the cravings of chocolate and cheesecake all at once. It's my family's favorite and mine as well.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The different shades of decadent chocolate make this cheesecake a picture perfect dessert. I would normally suggest serving this to impress important guests, but really I recommending serving this at EVERY opportunity!


1 1/2 c
vanilla wafer crumbs (about 45 wafers crushed)
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/3 c
unsweetened cocoa
1/3 c
butter, melted
1 pkg
12 oz. package of semi sweet chocolate chips
3 pkg
8 oz. packages of cream cheese softened
1 can(s)
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Dolly Galbreath Sweetnessisme
Dec 3, 2014
I used this recipie with our thanksgiving meal. It was so o easy and so o good. I did bake it in a water bath at 300" for an hour. Then I turned the oven off and left the cake in for five hours to cool. It turned out with NO CRACKS. I had just baked a different vanilla cheesecake that cracked and I was really upset about it, so I was really delighted that this cake turned out so beatiful. Thanks for sharing this recipie. :)
Sharon Hinnen ShihTzuMom51
Oct 29, 2013
I tried this and it was very good. My problem was way to much crust and was still very soft in the center. I had to bake it another 20 minutes.
Suzi McKnight suzicookscheesecake
Aug 8, 2013
Regarding Bri's tip about taking it out of the water, do you still have it in the oven baking while it's out of the water bath?
meenakshi aneja meenakshi
May 24, 2013
hello , i want to make this but can i use pureed cottage cheese as a substitution for cream cheese ?
Susan Feliciano frenchtutor
May 18, 2013
I usually pipe whipped cream on top of mine. Chocolate curls are nice, too.
I bet the almonds are really good.

I think the cook time is right, maybe 5 extra minutes - you can remove it from the oven when the center is still slightly jiggly, as it will continue to cook a bit once out of the oven. Be sure to refrigerate when cool.