Chocolate Cheesecake
Chocolate Cheesecake
5 from 1 vote
Rich and decadent chocolate cheesecake oozing with creamy goodness. A luscious dessert bursting with intense chocolate flavors and a velvety smooth texture. Perfect for those craving a luxurious treat that will satisfy their sweet tooth. Enjoy a taste of pure indulgence in every bite.
Chocolate Cheesecake

Who doesn’t love a rich, decadent slice of chocolate cheesecake? This indulgent dessert has a fascinating history that dates back to ancient Greece, where the first recorded cheesecake recipes were found.

Over the centuries, the recipe has evolved and been adapted in various cultures around the world. The combination of creamy cheesecake and velvety chocolate creates a mouthwatering treat that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Creating a chocolate cheesecake may seem like a daunting task, but with the right ingredients and a little patience, anyone can master this delectable dessert.

The recipe calls for a creamy, smooth cheesecake filling infused with the rich flavor of chocolate, all atop a buttery biscuit base. The result is a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth treat that is perfect for special occasions or a decadent indulgence any time.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker looking to impress guests or a novice in the kitchen wanting to try something new, chocolate cheesecake is a delicious and rewarding dessert to make.

So why not treat yourself to the ultimate sweet indulgence and whip up a homemade chocolate cheesecake today? Your taste buds will thank you.


Chocolate Digestive Biscuits: These biscuits serve as the crunchy base for the cheesecake. They provide a delicious chocolate flavor and a firm texture that contrasts well with the creamy filling.

Butter: Melted butter is mixed with the crushed biscuits to create a buttery and cohesive crust that holds the cheesecake together.

Cream Cheese: The main ingredient for the cheesecake filling, cream cheese adds a rich and creamy texture with a tangy flavor that complements the sweetness of the chocolate.

Caster Sugar: Used to sweeten the cheesecake filling, caster sugar dissolves easily and helps create a smooth and creamy consistency.

Dark Chocolate: Adds depth and richness to the cheesecake filling, dark chocolate also provides a decadent flavor that pairs perfectly with the cream cheese.

Eggs: Eggs are used to bind the cheesecake filling together and help create a light and airy texture when combined with the other ingredients.

Double Cream: Used both in the cheesecake filling and in the ganache topping, double cream adds a luxurious and creamy element to the dessert.

Vanilla Extract: Enhances the overall flavor profile of the cheesecake, vanilla extract adds a subtle sweetness and warmth that complements the chocolate ingredients.

Dark Chocolate (for Ganache): This additional dark chocolate is used to make a rich and glossy ganache topping for the cheesecake, adding an extra layer of decadence.

Double Cream (for Ganache): Combined with the dark chocolate, double cream creates a smooth and velvety ganache that adds a luxurious finishing touch to the dessert.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve the chocolate cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder for a classic dessert presentation.
  • Garnish each slice with fresh berries, such as raspberries or strawberries, for a burst of fruity flavor.
  • Drizzle warm chocolate sauce over the cheesecake for an extra decadent touch.
  • Serve the cheesecake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful contrast of flavors and textures.


  • Try using different types of biscuits for the crust, such as Oreos or graham crackers, for a unique twist on the classic recipe.
  • Experiment with adding different flavors to the cheesecake mixture, such as peppermint extract for a festive touch or espresso powder for a rich and decadent flavor.
  • Top the cheesecake with a layer of caramel or peanut butter for a delicious flavor combination.
  • For a more indulgent treat, fold in chunks of your favorite candy bar into the cheesecake mixture before baking.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is chocolate cheesecake?

Chocolate cheesecake is a rich and creamy dessert made with a combination of cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and chocolate. It is typically baked in a crust made of graham crackers or chocolate wafers.

How is chocolate cheesecake different from regular cheesecake?

Chocolate cheesecake is simply a variation of traditional cheesecake that incorporates chocolate into the filling. The addition of chocolate gives the dessert a rich and decadent flavor.

Can I use any type of chocolate for chocolate cheesecake?

Yes, you can use any type of chocolate for chocolate cheesecake, such as milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or white chocolate. The type of chocolate you use will affect the flavor and richness of the cheesecake.

Can I make chocolate cheesecake without a crust?

Yes, you can make chocolate cheesecake without a crust. Simply pour the filling into a greased pan and bake as directed. The cheesecake will still be delicious and creamy without a crust.

How should I store chocolate cheesecake?

Chocolate cheesecake should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will keep for several days if stored properly. You can also freeze chocolate cheesecake for longer storage.

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Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Cheesecake

by Nabeela Kauser
Rich and decadent chocolate cheesecake oozing with creamy goodness. A luscious dessert bursting with intense chocolate flavors and a velvety smooth texture. Perfect for those craving a luxurious treat that will satisfy their sweet tooth.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Greek
Servings 8
Calories 929 kcal


  • 200 g Chocolate Digestives
  • 100 g Butter melted
  • 600 g Cream Cheese
  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 200 g Dark Chocolate melted
  • 3 Eggs
  • 200 ml Double Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 100 g Dark Chocolate for ganache
  • 100 ml Double Cream for ganache


  • Crush the chocolate digestive biscuits into fine crumbs. Mix with melted butter until well combined. Press the mixture into the base of a 9-inch springform cake tin. Chill in the fridge while preparing the filling.
  • Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan assisted).
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the caster sugar and mix until incorporated.
  • Gradually add the melted dark chocolate to the cream cheese mixture, stirring until fully combined.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each egg is fully incorporated before adding the next.
  • Stir in the double cream and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the chocolate cheesecake filling over the chilled biscuit base in the cake tin. Smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes or until the edges are set but the centre still has a slight wobble.
  • Once baked, turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake to cool in the oven with the door slightly ajar for 1 hour.
  • Remove the cheesecake from the oven and allow it to cool completely at room temperature. Then transfer it to the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Once fully chilled, carefully remove the cheesecake from the tin and transfer it to a serving plate.
  • To make the ganache, chop the dark chocolate into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the double cream until it just begins to simmer. Remove from heat and pour over the chopped chocolate.
  • Let it sit for a minute, then stir until smooth and glossy.
  • Allow the ganache to cool slightly before pouring it over the chilled cheesecake.
  • Spread the ganache evenly over the top of the cheesecake.
  • Return the cheesecake to the fridge to set the ganache for at least 30 minutes.
  • Once set, slice and serve chilled.


For best results, use full-fat cream cheese and double cream.
Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature before starting to prevent lumps in the cheesecake mixture.
You can garnish the cheesecake with additional chocolate shavings or cocoa powder before serving for an extra indulgent touch.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 929kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 12gFat: 69gSaturated Fat: 46gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 207mgSodium: 456mgPotassium: 466mgFibre: 2gSugar: 51gVitamin A: 1971IUVitamin C: 0.4mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 235mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cheesecakes, Chocolate Cheesecake, Cooking, Food, Recipe
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