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Spiced Chocolate Cheesecake

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Spiced Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 8 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 12
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Rich chocolate cheesecake packs an unexpected kick in this creamy and decadent dessert.
Updated Apr 17, 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 8 oz bittersweet baking chocolate, melted, cooled
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chile pepper powder
  • Whipped topping, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. In ungreased 9-inch springform pan, press dough in bottom and 1 inch up side to form crust.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Beat in melted chocolate, whipping cream, vanilla, chile pepper powder and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour over crust.
  • 3
    Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until edge of cheesecake is set at least 2 inches from side of pan but center of cheesecake still jiggles slightly when moved. Turn oven off; open oven door at least 4 inches. Let cheesecake remain in oven 30 minutes. Run small metal spatula around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes. Cover loosely; refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • 4
    To serve, run small metal spatula around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake; carefully remove side of pan. Cover; refrigerate any remaining cheesecake. Top with whipped topping.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you can't find ancho chile pepper powder, substitute regular chili powder.

Nutrition Information

580 Calories, 43g Total Fat, 8g Protein, 44g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
Total Fat
43g
0%
Saturated Fat
21g
0%
Sodium
300mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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