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Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

This Chocolate Cheesecake recipe is the right thing for chocoholics. It's creamy, extremely chocolatey, and decadent. 3 ingredient Oreo cookie crust, lots of high-quality chocolate, and cocoa. Prepared in 15 minutes with just 10 ingredients. Super easy to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Chill Time4 hrs
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe, How to make Chocolate Cheesecake
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 537kcal


Oreo Cookie Crust

  • 25 Oreo cookies, crushed into fine crumbs
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Chocolate Cheesecake Filling

  • 4 packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups granulated white sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, spooned and leveled
  • 1 ¾ cups semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 5 large eggs
  • cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F / 175°C. Line a 9" (23cm) springform pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Crust: In a large bowl stir together Oreo crumbs, melted butter, and cocoa until combined and evenly moistened. Transfer to the prepared pan and press crumbs into the bottom and halfway up the sides with the back of a measuring cup. Freeze until filling is done.
  • Filling: In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a whisk or paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and cocoa just until combined, smooth and no lumps remain. Add melted chocolate and mix to combine. Add one egg at a time and mix just until combined before you add the next egg. Scrape down the bowl and add heavy whipping cream, salt, and vanilla* and mix until creamy. Don't overmix. Too much air in the filling can cause cracks while baking. 
  • Pour filling into the crust and spread evenly. Place a piece of parchment paper under the springform pan and bake for 55-65 minutes until the edges look puffed and the top is set with a lightly wobble underneath. It still should wobble like pudding when you remove it from the oven. Don't overbake. I baked mine for 55 minutes.
  • Turn off the oven, crack open the door, and let the cheesecake in the oven for another hour. Then remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days. 



Calories: 537kcal