Creamy Cocoa Cheesecake

TERRI OPGENORTH

By
@Terrio13

This is a most requested recipe for birthdays in my house! I have started to use GF cookies for the crust since I have gone gluten free...and no one can tell the difference!
I entered the GF version in our county fair's bake off and won first prize!


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Serves:

8-16

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

1 c
graham cracker crumbs, reg or chocolate or gf chocolate cookie
3 Tbsp
sugar
3 Tbsp
butter, melted
2 8oz pkg
cream cheese
3/4 c
sugar
1/3 c
cocoa powder
1 tsp
vanilla
2
eggs
1 c
sour cream
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla
garnishes as desired

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine crumbs. 3 T sugar and butter. Press into 8,9 or 10" spring form pan. (depending on how thick you like your cheese cake!) I like the 9". Go up a little bit of the side.
2
Combine cream cheese, 3/4C sugar, cocoa and 1 tsp vanilla. Mix until well blended.
3
Blend in eggs and pour into crust.
4
Bake at 375F for 30 minutes.
5
Combine sour cream, 2T sugar and 1t vanilla. Carefully spread over cake once it comes out of the oven.
6
Turn oven up to 425F and bake topped cheesecake for another 10 minutes. Loosen pan, cool and remove sides. Cool.
Garnish as desired and keep chilled.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts
Hashtags: #cheese, #easy, #glutenfree