The Ultimate Black Forest Cheesecake

Recipe by Pamela
READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Chocolate Wafer Crust
  • 13
    cup butter or 1/3 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
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DIRECTIONS

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