Neapolitan Cheesecake

Neapolitan Cheesecake Recipe

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Wendy Proctor


I made this cheesecake for an Easter family gathering. As you can imagine, it was a big hit and not one bite leftover for me to enjoy later. It is a bit time consuming to make, but well worth it. Enjoy!

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1 Hr 30 Min
55 Min


1 c
chocolate wafer crumbs
5 Tbsp
butter, melted
3 pkg
(8 oz. each) cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 c
eggs, room temperature
1 tsp
vanilla extract (i do not use imitation vanilla)
5 oz
semi-sweet baking chocolate
2 1/2 oz
white chocolate
1/3 c
strawberries, mashed and sweeten to taste
2 tsp

How to Make Neapolitan Cheesecake


  • 1Combine crumbs and 3 tablespoons of melted butter.
  • 2Press crumb mixture into bottom of ungreased 9 inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • 3Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth with electric mixer. Add and beat in eggs one at a time. Fold in vanilla.
  • 4Divide cream cheese mixture into 3 equal portions, about 1 2/3 cups each.
  • 5Melt 2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate; stir into one portion of cream cheese mixture.
  • 6Melt 2 oz. white chocolate; stir into second portion of cream cheese mixture.
  • 7Stir sweetened strawberry mixture into last portion of cream cheese mixture.
  • 8Spread semi-sweet chocolate mixture evenly over cooled crust. Then, carefully spread white chocolate over semi-sweet chocolate mixture. And lastly, spread strawberry cream cheese mixture over white chocolate cream cheese mixture.
  • 9Place cheesecake into preheated 425 degree oven for 10 minutes; reduce heat to 300 degrees. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until center is nearly set.
  • 10Remove from oven and immediately run knife around edge. Cool completely and remove springform pan ring.
  • 11Just before serving, melt remaining semi-sweet chocolate with remaining butter and 1 teaspoon of shortening. Cool 2 minutes. Melt remaining white chocolate and 1 teaspoon of shortening. Cool. Drizzle over cheesecake.
  • 12Optional: Garnish with fresh strawberries around entire bottom edge of cheesecake.

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About Neapolitan Cheesecake

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