Decadent Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake

Total Time
55mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Pure Decadence!!! For the true choc-a-holics, My absolute favorite cheesecake recipe. I can't make one of these for gatherings, I go ahead and make two or I don't get any at all. I found this recipe in a Kraft Food and Family Magizine but it can be found on line at both the Kraft and Nabisco web-sites.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 18 Oreo cookies, crushed (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 12 baker"s semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, divided
  • 12 cup whipping cream

Directions

  1. PREHEAT: oven to 350 if using a 9-in silver springform pan(325 if using a 9-in dark nonstick springform pan). Combine crums and butter. Press firmly onto bottom of pan.
  2. BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Add sour cream; mix well.
  4. Add eggs, 1 at a time beating on low speed after each addition just until blended.
  5. Chop 8 of the squares of chocolate; stir into batter. Pour over crust.
  6. BAKE 45 to 50 min or until center is almost set. Run knife or metal spatula around side of pan to loosen cake. Cool completely.
  7. CHOP remaining 4 squares of chocolate. Bring Cream to simmer in small saucepan on low heat. Remove from heat. Add chocolate; stir until completely melted. Cool slightly. Pour over cheesecake.
  8. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight. Remove side of pan before serving. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

Made this for my son's 18th birthday. I melted the 8 squares of chocolate and added them to the cream cheese batter. Loved the 3 distinctly different chocolate flavors throughout the cake.

pamlala April 20, 2009