The Ultimate Black Forest Cheesecake

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is from the Company's Coming "Chocolate Everything" Cookbook. It is the creamiest, melt in your mouth delicious dessert you have ever tasted! Time does not include chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Chocolate Wafer Crust

  • 13 cup butter or 13 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 12 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Filling

  • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa, sifted
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 cup maraschino cherry, well drained and finely chopped
  • Topping

  • 1 (19 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 2 cups frozen light whipped dessert topping or 2 cups whipped cream


  1. For the crust: Combine ingredients and press into an ungreased 10 inch springform pan.
  2. Chill.
  3. For the filling: Beat cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl for 5 minutes.
  4. Mix in cocoa.
  5. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  6. Beat for 5 minutes more.
  7. Slowly add whipping cream and vanilla and beat again until well blended.
  8. Fold in cherries.
  9. Pour over cooled crust.
  10. Bake in 325°F oven for 75 minutes or until center is almost set.
  11. Run paring knife around edges to allow cake to settle without cracking.
  12. Cool completely.
  13. For the topping: Spread cherry pie filling on top of cooled cake.
  14. Spoon or pipe topping around edges as desired.
  15. Chill.
Most Helpful

4 5

Wonderful! I decided to go w/ a raspberry topping but followed the recipe here for the crust and cheesecake; it was really good!

3 5

This was good, but just a bit too chocolatey, didn't like the texture of the pieces of maraschino cherries inside the cake either. Probably just a personal preference, but even the kids weren't pleased with this one. I think I should stick with plain cheesecake, but thanks for sharing :)

4 5

Made this for my hubby's boss for her birthday. I have once again, thanks to recipezaar, cemented my place as the chef of the gym! I used a chocolate graham cracker pie crust I already had and just formed it into the springform pan. I have only made cheesecake one other time before and I have a feeling now that this will be a regular request for me to make. Thanks for the great recipe!!