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Chocolate Cheesecake III Recipe
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Chocolate Cheesecake III

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"This is a delicious recipe I made up while in college. My hubby LOVES it!! You may garnish with shaved chocolate, ganache or any other delectable chocolate. Pretty!"

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch cheesecake Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    9 hrs 20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grind graham crackers in a food processor.
  2. In a small bowl, or in the food processor, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, white sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom, and 1 inch up the sides of a 9 inch springform pan.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, set aside to cool.
  4. Melt semisweet chocolate over a double boiler along with the cream. Stir occasionally until melted, then set aside to cool.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until soft. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between additions. Stir in the chocolate mixture until fully incorporated. Pour into the prepared crust.
  6. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven. Let cake cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 8 hours before serving.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 11, 2003

I have three words for this recipe "OH MY GOD" It is without a doubt the BEST chocolate cheesecake recipe I have ever tried! It is easy to make and the results are AWESOME! Thank you Edye for submitting it. I make it at least twice a month! :) YUM!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 10, 2010

I don't know if I did something wrong, as this was my first time trying this recipe, but I cooked this for 55 mins, and it almost seemed TOO done. Also, the crust was chewy, not crunchy like I would've was TOUGH to cut through. However, the two men in the house LOVED IT and left nothing behind.


19 Ratings

Nov 14, 2005

I loved this chocolate cheesecake! It was really good, my husband(who doesn't really like chocolate that much), really loved it also. Along with a few friends. Only thing I changed was I used chocolate wafers for the bottom instead of graham crackers. And I put homemade whipped cream on top.

Dec 05, 2004

The cheesecake was great but as I did not have a springform pan, I made two servings of the crust and divided up the filling ,baked at 350 for 35 minutes and I got two cakes instead of one!

May 10, 2004

Sooo yummy! This is an extremely rich dessert but very very good (esp. if you like dark chocolate). I made it for a dinner party and everyone complimented me. I thought it might need a little something extra, so after it cooled, I removed the cake from the springform pan and put sliced strawberries all over the top. I also made a chocolate ganache (also on here-- from Ingrid Vogel) and drizzeled it over the berries and down the sides of the cake, using about half of the ganache. It looked and tasted wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

Dec 27, 2007

I made this cheesecake and used ghirardelli semi sweet baking chocolate and semi sweet chips and my parents were in heaven. I loved it too but I couldn't believe the rave reviews or how easy this recipe was. way to go on this one:)

Feb 09, 2010

This cheesecake was better than i expected. I only wish I had seen the cheesecake tips before I pulled it out of the oven. It didn't look too pretty but it tasted awesome. Next time I'll do the water bath correctly and maybe it wont crack in the middle so badly! Also the recipe is a bit confusing because it says to preheat the oven to 350 for the crust and then turn it Down to 350 for the cake!? I baked the crust at 375 and almost burnt it. I think 350 would work better the next time.

Dec 31, 2007

This is a great recipe for chocolate cheesecake. It is not too rich or chocolaty. But, you still get full chocolate flavor. I made the crust with vanilla wafers because that was all I had available. Next time, though, I will try the graham cracker crust.


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  • Calories
  • 482 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 146 mg
  • 49%
  • Fat
  • 35.4 g
  • 54%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 217 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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