Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake (Death by Chocolate!)

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

If you love chocolate, this is the dessert for you! WORTH the effort! Wonderful served with a cup of coffee! ENJOY!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter.
  2. Press onto the bottom and 1 1/2 in. up the sides of a greased 9 inch springform pan
  3. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
  4. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Reduce heat to 325.
  6. In a saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth.
  7. Remove from the heat; add cream and mix well; set aside.
  8. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  9. Add cocoa and beat well.
  10. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined.
  11. Stir in vanilla and reserved chocolate mixture just until blended.
  12. Pour over crust.
  13. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is almost set.
  14. For topping, melt chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth.
  15. Remove from the heat.
  16. Stir in cream and vanilla; mix well.
  17. Spread over filling.
  18. Refrigerate overnight.
  19. Carefully run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen.
  20. Remove the sides of the pan.
  21. Just before serving, garnish with whipped cream and miniature chocolate kisses if desired.
Most Helpful

I've noticed that in some recipes calling for chocolate crumb crust that some cooks are confusing the little waffle wafers with creme in the middle for recipes that call for chocolate wafers. These are not oreo's either. They are Nabisco Famous chocolate wafers and have no icing or filling. They are usually on the top shelf out of the way of faster sellers! (my market) These "wafer" cookies are dark chocolate and make a wonderful crust for cheesecakes and other desserts with a chocolate crust.

speschel2000 November 19, 2009

I made this for Easter last year. My Aunt who claims to not like cheesecake ate two pieces! It was a hit. I was requested to make this again for Thanksgiving, but this time I have to make two. I changed the topping a little. I found using the heavy cream in the topping left the topping extremely stiff. I used sweetened condenced milk instead and it gave it a smooth almost fondont like apearance and was very easy to cut; and tasted great. I put sliced strawberries and whipped cream on top. Thank you for a keeper.

nixzen November 24, 2009

I forgot the Stars!!! Definately 5 star!

Lisajane0007 March 29, 2012