Decadent Chocolate Cheesecake: A Indulgent Dessert Delight

Indulge your sweet tooth with the irresistible combination of creamy cheesecake and rich chocolate in this decadent Chocolate Cheesecake recipe. With a buttery chocolate cookie crust and a luscious chocolate cheesecake filling, this dessert is a true celebration of chocolate lovers everywhere. Whether you're hosting a special occasion or simply craving a luxurious treat, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more. Let's dive into creating this indulgent dessert delight!


For the Chocolate Cookie Crust:

  • 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (from about 20 chocolate sandwich cookies)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Chocolate Cheesecake Filling:

  • 24 oz (about 3 packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

For the Chocolate Ganache Topping:

  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


Step 1: Prepare the Chocolate Cookie Crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the chocolate cookie crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter until evenly moistened.
  3. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared springform pan, using the back of a spoon or a flat-bottomed glass to create an even layer.
  4. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool while you prepare the filling.

Step 2: Make the Chocolate Cheesecake Filling:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and granulated sugar together until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Mix in the sour cream, melted semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until combined and smooth.
  4. Pour the chocolate cheesecake filling over the cooled chocolate cookie crust in the springform pan.

Step 3: Bake the Cheesecake:

  1. Place the filled springform pan on a baking sheet to catch any potential drips.
  2. Bake the cheesecake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center still has a slight jiggle.
  3. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside with the oven door slightly ajar for 1 hour to cool gradually.
  4. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Then, refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or overnight to chill and set.

Step 4: Prepare the Chocolate Ganache Topping:

  1. In a heatproof bowl, combine the chopped semi-sweet chocolate and heavy cream.
  2. Microwave the mixture in 30-second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Stir in the unsalted butter until fully incorporated and the ganache is glossy.
  4. Let the ganache cool for a few minutes until slightly thickened.

Step 5: Garnish and Serve:

  1. Once the cheesecake is chilled and set, carefully remove it from the springform pan.
  2. Pour the chocolate ganache over the top of the cheesecake, allowing it to drip down the sides.
  3. Use an offset spatula or the back of a spoon to spread the ganache evenly over the surface of the cheesecake.
  4. Return the cheesecake to the refrigerator for 30 minutes to allow the ganache to set.
  5. Before serving, garnish the chocolate cheesecake with chocolate shavings, cocoa powder, or fresh berries, if desired.
  6. Slice the cheesecake into wedges and serve chilled. Enjoy the indulgent and luxurious flavors of this decadent Chocolate Cheesecake!


This Chocolate Cheesecake is a true showstopper that's guaranteed to impress any chocolate lover. With its rich and creamy texture, buttery chocolate cookie crust, and luxurious chocolate ganache topping, it's a dessert fit for any special occasion or celebration. Whether you're treating yourself or sharing it with loved ones, this indulgent cheesecake is sure to be a hit. So go ahead, indulge your sweet tooth and savor every decadent bite of this irresistible Chocolate Cheesecake!


Items to help you make this dish

Pyrorey 2 Ltr Mixing Bowl 

Gibson 3pc Mixing Bowl Set



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