Decadent Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

Decadent Dark Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

There are few things that I cook really well, and this Dark Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake is one of them.

An in-demand dish, this decadent Dark Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake is a luxurious dessert that combines the richness of dark chocolate with the velvety texture of cheesecake.

I don’t want to admit how long I have been making this particular cheesecake, but suffice it to say that I was far, far, far younger when I first made this recipe.

Best Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Over time, I’ve made some tweaks to both the recipe and the presentation, but it remains pretty too to this classic chocolate cheesecake revenue because if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it.

This recipe will make one full-size cheesecake, but – we warned – it is VERY rich, so unless you are expecting a lot of company, making one cheesecake may be too much.

The recipe also splits into two very nicely, using two 6″ Springform Pans instead of one 9″ pan.

Dark Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

The smaller ones are perfect for an intimate dinner party or to bring as a gift for a housewarming gift.

But be warned, this is not an appropriate housewarming gift for anyone who is on a diet, is lactose intolerant, gluten fee, or diabetic. I made that mistake once.

Once you have the basics of the cheesecake recipe down, you can start playing with it. I’ve added a hint of mint before, or there is the version below which is loaded (inside and out) with chocolate covered toffee bits.

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe with Toffee Bits

I have – on occasion – had troubles finding the chocolate baking crumbs. In a pinch, you can by two ready-made Oreo® Chocolate Pie Crusts and use them (it take about 1 1/2 of those) to make the cheesecake crust.

Or, with a bit of patience, you can pull apart and blend Oreo cookies to create crumbs, our you can follow this Homemade Chocolate Cookie Crumbs recipe.

A Make It Now, Enjoy It Later Dark Chocolate Cheesecake

One of the best parts of this cheesecake is that it freezes beautifully, so you can chop up and freeze for future usage.

A Tip for Serving

A slice of dark chocolate cheesecake

This dark chocolate cheesecake is VERY rich, so don’t be afraid the keep the portions sizes on the smaller side. People can always come back for second!


Decadent Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake
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Decadent Dark Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

An in-demand dish, this decadent Dark Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake is a luxurious dessert that combines the richness of dark chocolate with the velvety texture of cheesecake.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate
Servings: 8
Cost: 14.00

Equipment

  • Hand or Stand Mixer
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Springform Pan
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons

Ingredients

Cheesecake Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups Chocolate Baking Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter

Cheesecake Filling

  • 4 Eggs At room temperature
  • 3 pkgs Cream Cheese At room temperature or softened
  • 2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Cheesecake Topping

  • 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil Vegetable oil will do in a pinch
  • 1 tbsp Confectioners Sugar

Instructions

Making the Chocolate Crust

  • In a small bowl, mix chocolate baking crumbs with melted butter until well mixed
  • Press crumbs into bottom of greased springform pan(s)

Making the Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Filling

  • Slowly blend softened cream cheese and eggs, careful not to over beat because additional air bubbles can cause the cheesecake to crack
  • Add can of sweetened condensed milk
  • Melt chocolate chips and add slowly. Mix until blended thoroughly, you should not see any chunks of cream cheese left
  • Add vanilla
  • Pour completed mixture on top of chocolate crust in prepared Springform pan

Baking the Chocolate Cheesecake

  • Allow the cheesecake to settle while preheating oven to 350° F
  • Place a shallow baking tin with water on the rack below where you will be baking the cheesecake
  • Place cheesecake in the oven and bake for 55 minutes. Use a toothpick to test the center to make sure it comes out clean
  • Allow the cheesecake to cool on the counter completely before placing in the refrigerator

Creating the Topping (Optional)

  • Melt additional chocolate chips
  • Mix in coconut oil until the chocolate is thin enough that you can drizzle it (but not too thin or it won't harden)
  • Dust the top of the cheesecake with confectioners sugar and then drizzle the chocolate mixture on top.
  • Place the cheesecake back in the refrigerator so it can cool and the chocolate can harden
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35 thoughts on “Decadent Dark Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake”

  1. This cake is so mouth watering. I am drooling over here. Congratulations, you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things.
    Hugs,
    Bev

  2. Kathleen - Blogger's Lifestyle

    5 stars
    How good is that? Decadent for sure. Our Adrienne has chosen this post to be featured in the next Blogger’s Pit Stop. Congratulations.
    Kathleen

  3. You can bring this as a housewarming or hostess gift for me anytime! 🙂 This looks amazing. I am definitely pinning it to try.

    1. I will definitely keep that in mind! Let me know how it turns out for you. 😀 😀

  4. 5 stars
    This cake looks absolutely delicious! My mouth is watering just looking at it. I am going to have to make this. I’ve been craving chocolate cake for the past couple of days!

  5. 5 stars
    This looks delicious! Chocolate and cheesecake…my two favorites. I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 5 stars
    I’m always up for any type of cheesecake and that dark chocolate cheesecake looks absolutely mouth-watering! I like how easy it is to make and this would be great to make so I can have something to munch on.

  7. 4 stars
    Like the name says, this cake looks decadent. Chocolate is not my favorite thing but looking at the pictures of this cake it makes me want to try it. My family would go bananas for it.

  8. 5 stars
    I have a sweet tooth and chocolate is one of my favorites. So definitely, I enjoyed that cheesecake. So yummy!

  9. Celebrate Woman Today

    5 stars
    Cheesecakes can have so many flavors! It means to me that we can dress them up in any color to suit our celebration.

  10. WestmanReviews

    5 stars
    OMG, this is not a good post to see when you are trying to cut back on sugar! It looks so good. I don’t think I would be able to resist having a piece if it was within my reach! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  11. 5 stars
    OMG, this looks super delicious! I have to try this out someday because I love baking and I absolutely love chocolate!

  12. 5 stars
    This recipe look nice and easy to prepare for some quick options for an evening outdoor party or dinner dessert.

  13. 5 stars
    This dark chocolate cake looks so beautiful and delicious! I haven’t made any cakes lately I should give it a go x

  14. Nelly|Explorewithnelly

    5 stars
    My boy friend’s birthday is in 15 days and I am def making him this. He loves chocolate and would be so happy if I made it. thank you

  15. 5 stars
    Weird…. I was talking about making a white chocolate cheesecake the other day. This looks amazing but also like it will kill me.

  16. Jeannette (Jay Joy)

    5 stars
    This looks like it shouldn’t be anywhere on earth… It should be part of the feast in the heavens!

  17. Paula Stewart

    4 stars
    I am not a huge chocolate fan but this sounds delicious! Definitely, a chocolate that I would come back for seconds of. I’ve pinned it so that I can try my hand at making it.

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