French Chocolate Cheesecake

French Chocolate Cheesecake
Makes:
16
servings
Prep Time:
45
minutes
Total Time:
145
minutes
based on 27 reviews
19
If you like cheesecake and chocolate, you’ll want to try this 1st Prize winning recipe from Marcia Gerdes of Klamath Falls, OR. NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels combine with cream cheese for a chocolaty, rich filling atop a nutty walnut crust. Served with caramel sauce this delicious French Chocolate Cheesecake is sure to please all the chocolate lovers in your family!

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • CRUST
  • 2 cups walnut halves
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • FILLING
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups (18 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • CARAMEL SAUCE
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions:

FOR CRUST:
PREHEAT
oven to 350° F.

PLACE nuts, brown sugar, flour and butter in food processor container; cover. Process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press onto bottom of ungreased 10-inch springform pan.

BAKE for 5 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

FOR FILLING:
HEAT
cream in medium saucepan over medium heat just to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in morsels. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted. Cool for 15 minutes.

BEAT cream cheese and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl on medium speed until smooth. Add chocolate mixture; beat on low speed until just combined. Add eggs; stir until just combined. Pour into prepared crust. Place pan on baking sheet.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes; run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cool for 30 minutes. Remove side of springform pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Cover; refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

FOR CARAMEL SAUCE:
MELT
butter in small saucepan. Stir in brown sugar and cream. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low; boil, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Cool slightly.

SERVE cheesecake with warm Caramel Sauce and whipped cream.


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French Chocolate Cheesecake

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JIM APLIN from ORLANDO, FL

This is one very rich cheescake. I've made it for special occasions & it's always a big hit. It's not a hard recipe at all to follow & make.

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  •  Star(s)

    Great cheesecake!!!!

    Kelly Chapman from Amherst, NS

    Wonderful! What a nice chocolate cheesecake. I used pecans in the crust instead of waluts. Exceptional recipe...and the caramel sauce-amazing! I would definely recommend this one!!

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    Fantastic

    Debie Clark from ,

    This cheesecake was wonderful! I used pecans instead of walnuts, and added a bit more butter to the crust and it turned out great. Not sure why the rating is marked as "difficult" because it truly isn't. Maybe just because it's a little time consuming. I plan on making it again for Mother's Day. Great recipe!

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    Needs Nothing, It's Got It All!

    Susan Campbell from GRASS LAKE, MI

    This cheesecake is the top of the heap for me, a really smooth, creamy, chocolatey cake. To knock it completely over the top, try a few grated curls of dark chocolate as a garnish...Delicious, and easy to make.

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    WOW! GREAT!

    Cynthia Absolon from CRYSTAL FALLS, MI

    This recipe was great. I used almonds instead of walnuts . I also used light cream cheese. It was is such a rich and decadent cheese cake. I added toasted pecans to cheesecake with the carmel sauce. My family loved it and so did my inlaws. It will be a Father's Day dessert form now on.

  •  Star(s)

    great recipe

    wanda hall from MC DERMOTT, OH

    this is a great recipe and the kids really went hog wild over this one. full of nuts and chocolate that most everyone loves.

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    Bon chocolate

    Marie DeAngelis from SUNRISE, FL

    Everything I love in one recipe! Good chocolate cheescake flavor, a great nutty crust, with the caramel sauce this makes a delicious, dramatic dessert to serve to family and friends!

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    French Chocolate Cheesecake

    Noreen Gilbert from BURLINGTON, MA

    I made this for a graduation party and everybody loved it. They were asking for the recipe. The chocolate is so smooth and delicious.

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    CHOCOLATE DELIGHT

    MISS JACQUELINE KAY TURNER from GILBERT, AZ

    LIKE ME THIS DEEP DARK LUSCIOUS CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE IS A CHOCOLATE LOVERS DREAM, JUST KICK OFF YOUR SHOES AND DIVE RIGHT IN. IF IT GETS ON YOUR CLOTHES FOR GET EVERY ONE AROUND YOU AND KEEP ON EATING EASY TO MAKE .

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    french chocolate cheesecake

    julie gelski from HEMLOCK, MI

    wow! what a cake!easy, tasty,everyone will enjoy, so moist,it melts in your mouth.try it,

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    French Chocolate Cheesecake

    Gale Wash from KANSAS CITY, KS

    Made this for my family and they devoured it! I poured the caramel over the entire cheesecake after it chilled so there was a hint of caramel in every bite. Super rich and very chocolaty. I will be making this again.

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    french chocolate cheesecake

    Maryann O'Neill from COATESVILLE, PA

    Iwas at my friends house and she made this for dessert that night after dinner and it was the best ever.

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    french chocolate cheesecake

    betty davis from MONTICELLO, KY

    i made this cake for a church dinner it was real good.every one loved it

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    Chocolate decadence!!

    Rita Paris from PITTSBURGH, PA

    Family loves chocolate everything and cheesecakes. This more than satisfied everyone! Wonderful!

  •  Star(s)

    French Chocolate Cheesecake

    CAROL CRAWFORD from IOLA, KS

    Made this last night for nursing home family night. It was a big hit for all the chocolate lovers. Very good and rich.

  •  Star(s)

    decadent

    ANNE JERNIGAN from HORSEHEADS, NY

    I made this for our neighborhood party and brought home an empty dish. Beautiful to look at and delicious to eat!

  •  Star(s)

    Decadent Chocolate Cheesecake

    patricia johnson from LUFKIN, TX

    This Cheesecake was so easy to make and very rich,sooo good.I make this to bring to my work,it was gone befor lunch.They want me to make this one time an week for them.I guess I be makeing this again.

  •  Star(s)

    Decadent!!

    WENDY KENNEDY from GOSHEN NOVA SCOTIA CANADA, NS

    I made this, and let's just say I now have direct orders to make it again!! It was silky smooth, rich and the caramel is just the perfect compliment! This recipe is divine!

  •  Star(s)

    Decadent dessert!

    SUSAN BJOSTAD from ST JOHN PLT, ME

    I made this and brought it to work. It disappeared faster than anything else I've baked so far!

  •  Star(s)

    DIVINE

    KWALKER from CORPUS CHRISTI,TX

    THIS IS A DELICIOUSLY RICH DESSERT, THAT GOES WELL W/ RICH DARK BREWED COFFEE

  •  Star(s)

    Oh My Goodness!!

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    How rich, how wonderful, fantastic.....words cannot describe........

  •  Star(s)

    French Chocolate Cheesecake

    JIM APLIN from ORLANDO, FL

    This is one very rich cheescake. I've made it for special occasions & it's always a big hit. It's not a hard recipe at all to follow & make.

  •  Star(s)

    French Chocolate Cheesecake

    BRENDA PEDERSON from LENA, WI

    My 12 year old daughter made this for her French class. It was absolutely delicious. Her French teacher was very impressed that she could make this and gave her many compliments. I found that she needed little assistance from me for this challenging recipe! She's a good cook, and a little patience - along with great enthusiasm for cooking - go a long way.

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    Not for breakfast cheesecake

    Sharon Sivori from PORT MURRAY, NJ

    When I bought this cheesecake into work, everyone took a piece and started to eat it (everyone is a chocoholic). They put it down and waited until after lunch. After eating, they then devoured it. It's just too rich for breakfast!

  •  Star(s)

    French Chocolate Cheesecake

    Ruth Minsk-Whitehead from OCALA, FL

    I have been looking for a cheesecake recipe that is light. This is heavenly and easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    French Chocolate Cheesecake

    Leisa Dickens from KINGSPORT, TN

    This was a pretty good cheesecake, except it could have had a bit more chocolate flavor. It just was like it just didn't have enough chocolate in there. Anyway my husband and son both loved it. (They like cheesecake in any form they just love chee**se**cake!)

  •  Star(s)

    Pretty Good

    laurence pallez from NAPERVILLE, IL

    This was a pretty good recipe, but it could be a little more chocolaty... Plus, you loose a little bit of the cheesecake texture because of the heavy cream, I think. I brought it at the office, and it was all gone by the end of the day... As rich as it was, I guess that was still pretty good!

  •  Star(s)

    fantastic crust

    Rosemary Harris from WEIRTON, WV

    this recipe is the best,and if you can bake. you can make this. it's not hard at all. the flavor is worth the time. this crust will be use a lot in my house.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 16 

  • Calories: 760
  • Calories from Fat: 520
  • Total Fat: 57g (88% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 30g (149% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 175mg (59% of DV)
  • Sodium: 210mg (9% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 54g (18% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (13% of DV)
  • Sugars: 46g
  • Protein: 10g
  • Vitamin A: 30% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 8% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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French Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 2 cups walnut halves
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • FILLING
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups (18 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • CARAMEL SAUCE
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

 

Directions

FOR CRUST:
PREHEAT
oven to 350° F.

PLACE nuts, brown sugar, flour and butter in food processor container; cover. Process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press onto bottom of ungreased 10-inch springform pan.

BAKE for 5 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

FOR FILLING:
HEAT
cream in medium saucepan over medium heat just to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in morsels. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted. Cool for 15 minutes.

BEAT cream cheese and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl on medium speed until smooth. Add chocolate mixture; beat on low speed until just combined. Add eggs; stir until just combined. Pour into prepared crust. Place pan on baking sheet.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes; run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cool for 30 minutes. Remove side of springform pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Cover; refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

FOR CARAMEL SAUCE:
MELT
butter in small saucepan. Stir in brown sugar and cream. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low; boil, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Cool slightly.

SERVE cheesecake with warm Caramel Sauce and whipped cream.

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