Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake (Death by Chocolate!)

Recipe by WJKing
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




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