chocolate cream cheesecake recipe

Calling all chocolate lovers! This decadent chocolate cream cheesecake is a dream come true.

A thick, fudgy chocolate cheesecake layer sits atop a buttery graham cracker crust, topped with a luscious chocolate ganache. Every bite is pure bliss – rich, creamy, and intensely chocolatey.

How to Make chocolate cream cheesecake Recipe

chocolate cream cheesecake recipe |
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Serving Size: 12 slices


For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups (150g) graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons (70g) unsalted butter, melted

For the Cheesecake:

  • 24 ounces (680g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup (175g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Ganache Topping:

  • 1 cup (175g) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) heavy cream

Step-by-Step Directions:

  1. Make the crust: Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until combined. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake 8 minutes. Allow to cool.
  2. Make the cheesecake: Beat cream cheese with sugar until light and fluffy. Add flour, cocoa powder, and salt; mix well. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  3. Microwave chocolate chips and heavy cream until melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly, then stir in vanilla. Fold the chocolate mixture into cheesecake batter.
  4. Pour batter over the crust and spread evenly. Bake for 55-65 minutes until the center is almost set. Allow it to cool completely, then refrigerate it for 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Make the ganache: Place chocolate chips in a bowl. Heat cream just until simmering. Pour over chocolate chips and let sit for 2 minutes. Whisk until smooth and shiny. Allow to cool and thicken slightly.
  6. Pour ganache over the cheesecake and smooth the top. Refrigerate until set, at least 2 more hours.

Nutrition Facts per Serving: (Based on 12 servings)

Total Fat39g
Saturated Fat23g
Total Carbohydrates44g

Important Tips & Tricks:

  • Bring all ingredients to room temperature before baking for the best texture.
  • Don’t overbeat the batter once eggs are added to prevent cracking.
  • Use a water bath while baking to prevent cracking and ensure even baking.
  • Allow the cheesecake to cool gradually by turning the oven off after baking and leaving the door ajar.
  • Run a knife around the edge of the pan before removing the ring to prevent cracking.


This incredibly rich and decadent chocolate cream cheesecake is sure to satisfy even the most intense chocolate cravings.

With its fudgy texture and luscious chocolate ganache topping, it’s a chocolate lover’s dream dessert! Give it a try for your next special occasion.