This was oh sooooo good. I made one change though, which I made two regular cheesecakes (using chocolate crumb crusts) instead of one large cheesecake in a springform pan. And it worked out great. Other than that, I followed the recipe to the letter, and I would recommend this dessert recipe to anyone. (My cheesecakes were a little warm still when I drizzled the syrups over them, and the chocolate syrup melted and pooled---it didn't effect the taste at all, but they would have looked better had I waited a bit. So I recommend others be careful to wait for the cheesecake to cool completely). It was so delicious though, and I think everyone should try this recipe. Thanks, Newly Mrs. Johnson.
Oh my gosh, wonderful cheesecake! I made this for Easter and there are only a few pieces left. Could not find chocolate wafer cookies so I bought two Oreo Cookie pie crusts and pulsed them into crumbs using my food processor. The cream cheese does feel and taste quite different from the regular cream cheese but for this cheesecake it worked well. There was not a heavy real rich flavor, very nice, creamy, and great chocolate flavors. I did use regular sugar instead of a sugar substitute. Everyone should try this cheesecake! Thank you Newly Mrs Johnson for posting this recipe. Made and reviewed for Spring 2009 Pick A Chef.