Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

Edna Kidwell


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


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30 Min
45 Min


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


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


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

How to Make Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease sides and bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
  • 2Crust:
    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.
  • 3Filling:
    In a saucepan over low heat melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add the cream; mix well. Set aside.
  • 4In 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.
  • 5Bake 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.
  • 6Topping:
    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.
  • 7Refrigerate overnight. Carefully run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen. Carefully loosen springform and remove sides of pan.
  • 8Before serving garnish with whipped topping and kisses if desired.
  • 9For easier slicing; remove cake from refrigerator about 10-15 minutes before serving.

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About Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

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

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