Chocolate Cheesecake

Relish this delicious cheesecake made with chocolate wafer cookies and cream cheese – perfect dessert to treat a crowd.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 7 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Crust

1
package (9 oz) thin chocolate wafer cookies, crushed (1 3/4 cups)
6
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Filling

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
2/3
cup sugar
3
eggs
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups), melted
1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1
teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. In medium bowl, mix crust ingredients; reserve 1 tablespoon crumbs for garnish. Press remaining crumbs in bottom and 2 inches up side of ungreased 10-inch springform pan. Refrigerate.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 egg at a time until well blended. Add melted chocolate; beat well. Add remaining filling ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour into crust-lined pan.
  • 3 Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until edges are set; center of cheesecake will be soft. (To minimize cracking, place shallow pan half full of hot water on lower oven rack during baking.) Cool in pan 5 minutes.
  • 4 Carefully remove side of pan. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Garnish with reserved crumbs. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    410
    (
    Calories from Fat
    260),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    29g
    29%
    (Saturated Fat
    17g,
    17%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    105mg
    105%;
    Sodium
    210mg
    210%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    24g
    24%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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