Over the last few weeks I saw a lot of amazing chocolate desserts that had me craving chocolate. Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts and I have not had one in a while. I thought that a chocolate cheesecake would be the perfect finish to my weekend steak dinner. I decided to go with a chocolate graham wafer crust and drizzle the cheesecake with a chocolate sauce for lots of chocolate goodness. The chocolate cheesecake turned out really well. It was nice and rich and creamy and decadently chocolaty. It really hit the spot.
Decadently creamy chocolate cheesecake made in individually sized springform pans that are perfect for a romantic dinner for two.
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (gluten-free for gluten-free)
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3.5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
- Mix the graham cracker cookie crumbs, cocoa powder, sugar and butter.
- Press the mixture into the bottom of two 4 inch springform pans.
- Melt the chocolate into the heavy cream in a double boiler.
- Cream the cream cheese and sugar.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Mix in the chocolate.
- Pour the mixture into the springform pans.
- Bake in a preheated 325F/170C oven until it is set, about 50 minutes.
Option: Garnish with chocolate sauce! (see below)
This chocolate sauce is super easy to make at home and it makes the chocolate cheesecake even more chocolaty!
- 1 ounce dark chocolate
- 1 tablespoon corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- Melt the chocolate into the corn syrup and heavy cream in a double boiler.
- Drizzle the chocolate sauce over the cheesecake.
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Lordy, Kevin, that’s just eeeeevil.
I like it!
wow, i’m so impressed you came up with this recipe all on your own! not b/c i ever doubted you, but i am never that good in the kitchen with making up my own stuff! this looks decadent!
Proud Italian Cook says
My, oh my, Kevin!!That looks delicious!! Your photo is beautiful, and your chocolate drizzle is the bomb!
Look at this dessert, who could resist. With a great coffee, what a way to end dinner.
Whoa! I’ve never wanted chocolate cheesecake more. Not even when Nigella was making one, heh heh 🙂
Holy chocolate cheesecake! Oh man does that look good.
Mmm that rocks.
Peter M says
Kevin, I’ll drop by to pick up the other mini cheesecake, yum.
Joanna in the kitchen says
Whoooooaaaaaaa. It’s looks so great. Pure indulgement.
made healthier says
I like chocolate…I like cheesecake. This looks like an incredibly decadent and delicious dessert!
Now I’m huuuuuungryyyyyyyy.
That dessert looks so decadent – what a gorgeous picture. I’ll be checking out your other recipes.
Looks like a chocolate souffle!
I’m so spoilt by all the chocolate desserts I see over the blogs too, and there come another one. :P~~~
YES! You rock! I’m in love.
Didn’t I spy this on Tastespotting??? Hmm??
OMG!!! So decadent and rich!!!! I have to try this NOW!!!
oh my god kevin, you are torturing us…this is sooooooo sinfully delicious!! i love the way the chocolate sauce glace this cheesecake..lovely, lovely..cant take it off my head!! this could have been a winning entry in a death by chocolate blog event 🙂
That’s the best photo so far! Look at that little bit dripping in front. Makes it look so lucious 🙂
JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says
I believe this is heaven on a plate – you make it look so beautiful!
This looks like chocolate heaven!
Now this is what I am talking about. And thinking about. All the time.
Beautiful, but I must not look! Too tempting!
Cooking and the City says
Kevin as usual another delicious creation. I have given you an award, details are on my blog 🙂
Coffee & Vanilla says
Oh, I was just planning to make chocolate cheese cake but we could not get curd cheese I needed for me recipe. Maybe this weekend 😉
Have a great day, Margot
Phwoar that is one sexy chocolate cheesecake!
Oh my, oh my! I want this right now!
Bellini Valli says
You’re killing me here Kevin…this just looks so good I can taste it. Love the presentation..everything about it 😀
Kate / Kajal says
oh my good lord … this picture is a promise of what heaven might me … all chocolaty …just like this beautiful cheesecake. yum yum !
Oh Kevin, this looks wonderful! I wish I could stick my fork through the screen!
Kevin, those pictures are gorgeous! Seriously, gorgeous!
We love chocolate cake…..
Chocolate cheesecake was always one of my favourites!
Please tell me you didn’t really do this mid week? Looks awesome.
javagirlkt's cookin' says
javagirlkt's cookin' says
This could very well become my favorite cheesecake recipe! Thanks for the “single serving” portion I’ll be eating:)
Nora B. says
Holy cow! That looks soooo good. Now you are making me crave choc cheesecake…with that warm choc drizzle…
This looks amazing!
Ooo wow this looks REALLY good and I don’t like chocolate cheesecake!
You got me drooling over the chocolate cheesecake. It looked simply amazing!
I made a full size one of these and it was DELICIOUS. Thanks for the recipe!
Please marry me 🙂
Troy and Kealoha says
So i just stumbled on your blogspot in search of a good bulgogi recipe…and you have such good recipes, I can’t wait to try them! If you’re ever bored, you would be my hero if you figure out the recipe for Whole Food’s seasonal white chantilly cake. I took the label home with all the ingredients in it but I haven’t had the time or extra funds to experiment. But yeah, you should make your own cookbook.
Oh my god :D. A cheesecake, ok… , but a chocolate cheesecake :D!!! You’re just way too sick :), it’s just too good :D! Just like the pralines I bought two weeks ago, http://www.bouchardlescaut.com/en/pralines , really delicious :D!!
Shannon and Scott says
OOOO I have to try this one. Looks divine!
Ooh dear, you have some kickass recepies! Thanks dude:D:D:D
Do you use sweetened or unsweetened dark chocolate?
Anonymous: I used 70% dark chocolate.
Oh. My. Goddesss. That looks incredible.
can i use dark corn syrup?
Anonymous: Dark corn syrup should work as well.
Oh my goodnesss I don't know how I managed to stumble across your blog, but it is just fantastic for a bored housewife like me! This looks too amazing for me to not comment. I will definitely be trying this!
I love the mini cheesecakes. Much less evil than the full-sized ones. Delicious!
I found this blog and love it I'm hooked and so is my sister thank you for your passion
What do you think I could use as a substitute for the heavy cream?? I'm a bit sensitive…
Crystal: Sour cream should work. Enjoy!
i want to try your recipe with oreo, can i change the dark chocolate with oreo crumbs? thanks
Anonymous: An Oreo version would work and it would also be very good!
Who in the real world has 3 inch springform pans?