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chocolate truffle cheesecake

★★★★★ 21
a recipe by
Annamaria Settanni McDonald
Brooklyn, OH

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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The different shades of decadent chocolate make this cheesecake a picture-perfect dessert. It's one of the easiest cheesecakes we've ever made. The texture is creamy, rich and so chocolaty. This is fabulous enough to make for a special occasion but easy enough for any time. A truly decadent treat for the chocolate and cheesecake lover.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 21
serves 12
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate truffle cheesecake

  • 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
    semi-sweet chocolate chips, 12 oz.
  • 3 pkg
    cream cheese softened, 8 oz. each
  • 1 can
    sweetened condensed milk, 14 oz.
  • 4
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How To Make chocolate truffle cheesecake

Test Kitchen Tips
Cheesecake can be fussy. We'd recommend investing in an inexpensive oven thermometer to make sure your oven is at the proper temp.
  • Ready to pulse vanilla wafers, powdered sugar, and cocoa in a food processor.
    Heat oven to 300°F. To make crust, stir together vanilla wafers, powdered sugar, unsweetened cocoa (shown in a food processor).
  • Melted butter added.
    Add melted butter or margarine.
  • Crust formed in a springform pan.
    Press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan and set aside.
  • Melted chocolate chips in a bowl.
    Place chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl and microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1-1/2 minutes; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred.
  • Cream cheese beat until fluffy.
    Beat cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy.
  • Mixing in condensed milk.
    Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  • Melted chocolate added to the cream cheese.
    Add melted chips and blend.
  • Adding an egg to the cream cheese.
    Add eggs one at a time.
  • Adding in vanilla extract.
    Add vanilla; mix well.
  • Batter poured into a springform pan.
    Pour into prepared crust.
  • Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake baking in the oven.
    Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes or until center is set.
  • Cheesecake cooling on a wire rack.
    Remove from oven to wire rack.
  • Loosening cheesecake from the pan.
    With a knife, loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely; remove side of pan. Refrigerate several hours before serving.
  • A slice of Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake on a plate.
    Garnish as desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake.