Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake

Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake

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based on 141 reviews
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30 min.
215 min.
12 to 16 servings

Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake features melted chocolate morsels and fluffy whipped cream for a luscious dessert your guests won't be able to resist.


  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafer crumbs (about 50 cookies)
  • 1 cup ground toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 envelope (.25 oz.) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
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crushed cookies, almonds, sugar and butter in medium bowl; mix well. Press firmly onto bottom and 2 inches up side of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.

morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Sprinkle gelatin over milk in small saucepan; let stand for 1 minute. Warm, stirring constantly, over low heat until gelatin is dissolved; remove from heat.

BEAT cream cheese, sour cream and melted chocolate in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in gelatin mixture and almond extract; fold in whipped cream. Pour into crust. Chill for about 3 hours or until firm. Run knife around edge of cheesecake; remove side of springform pan. Garnish as desired.

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Easy and Excellent

I made this at thanksgiving for the first time and now I have many orders from family and friends to make them their own for Christmas!!

- Raynah McFarland

the name says it all

i made this cake for my daughter's birthday n evryone loved it.i made the crust of chocolate sandwich cookies without almonds.it looked very elegant n tasted even better.it had real creamy n smooth texture and no one realised that it wasn't baked!!

- farheen imran from


The cheesecake flavor was delicious; although, I had trouble with the crust. I follow the instructions and the crust just crumble it never held together. I am a first timer so I don't actually know what went wrong.

- Cynthia from Laredo, Texas

heavenly chocolate cheesecake

Another winner!!!!!!!!! I made this one to take to a Christmas party ,it was gone in a few minutes and people were asking if i had brought two, keep making the best recipe there is !!!!!!!!! thanks

- libby harris from mocksville, NC

Great Title for this food item

This was as it says heavenly. I will use this cheesecake again.

- Ann Knopfel from Covington, OK

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 540
  • Calories from Fat: 340
  • Total Fat: 38g (58% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 22g (112% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 90mg (30% of DV)
  • Sodium: 290mg (12% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 46g (15% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 37g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Vitamin A: 20% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 6% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

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

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