Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

Edna Kidwell

By
@dvcmemcook

This is a very rich and decadent dessert. My husband makes this for Christmas every year we're home.


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Serves:

16

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST:

1 - 9 oz pkg
chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
2 Tbsp
sugar
1/4 c
butter, melted

FILLING:

1/4 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 c
heavy whipping cream
3 - 8 oz pkg
cream cheese, room temperature
1 c
sugar
1/3 c
cocoa powder
3
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract

GNOCHE TOPPING:

1 1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 c
heavy whipping cream
1 tsp
vanilla extract
whipped topping (optional)
miniature chocolate kisses

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease sides and bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
2
Crust:
In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar, stir in butter. Press into the bottom and 1 1/2 inches up the side of the prepared springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Reduce heat to 325 degrees F.
3
Filling:
In a saucepan over low heat melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add the cream; mix well. Set aside.
4
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add cocoa beat well. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined. Stir in vanilla and reserved chocolate mixture just until blended. Pour into crust.
5
Bake in a water bath by settting pan in a 14.5×10.5×2 roasting pan. Fill halfway up the springform pan with warm water and carefully place on oven rack in the center of the oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set.
6
Topping:
Melt chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in cream and vanilla; mix well. Spread over filling.
7
Refrigerate overnight. Carefully run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen. Carefully loosen springform and remove sides of pan.
8
Before serving garnish with whipped topping and kisses if desired.
9
For easier slicing; remove cake from refrigerator about 10-15 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American