Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

A very simple, yet classy looking dessert to serve company - chocolatey cheesecake topped with a sweet sour cream topping drizzled with melted chocolate. I usually serve mine with some fresh raspberries as well as raspberry coulis and a sprig of mint. Cook time does not include several hours' or overnight chilling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Butter 9-inch springform pan.
  3. In large bowl, blend crust ingredients- wafer crumbs, almonds and melted and 1/4 cup melted butter.
  4. Press into bottom and up sides of pan.
  5. Refrigerate.
  6. In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  7. Add eggs,one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  8. Add melted chocolate chips and beat well.
  9. Add whipping cream, 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla; beat until smooth.
  10. Pour into prepared crust.
  11. Bake at 325 degrees for 55 to 65 minutes or until edges are set.
  12. Centre of cheesecake will be soft.
  13. (Place shallow pan half full of water on lower oven rack to prevent cracking.) Cool in pan 5 minutes, then carefully remove sides of pan and cool completely.
  14. In small bowl, combine sour cream, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and 1 teaspoon sugar.
  15. Stir until smooth.
  16. Spread over cooled cheesecake.
  17. Melt unsweetened chocolate and drizzle over top in lace pattern.
  18. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight before serving.
  19. Garnish with fresh mint and raspberries or raspberry coulis.


Most Helpful

First found this recipe in my Pillsbury cookbook and have been making it for years. It's always a hit. It is a very large cheesecake, and the sour cream topping will start to turn yellow after about 5 days. Really too big for just the two of us, but is a great treat to take to parties.

nataliegoes August 29, 2013

My husband and I rate this cheesecake 5 stars. The recipe was easy to follow. The cheesecake turned out even better than expected.

I tried to post a photo. We'll see if that works. The finished product is beautiful and... no cracks!! For me, that is a first.

Thanks for posting this recipe Martha. I've added it to "My Book" as this is sure to become a family favorite.

TJCaudill01 January 07, 2012

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