There’s nothing that can hit the spot quite like a good cheesecake. It’s a staple of dessert menus for a reason, and it’s endlessly adaptable.
But then there’s chocolate. Also a staple of dessert menus, and for equally good reasons, chocolate is something that most of us find that we always want to come back to when we think of pleasure and sweet food.
It’s not surprising, then, that the two make a wonderful combination. We’ve gathered together a list of some of the best chocolate cheesecake recipes around so that however you like your chocolate cheesecake, you’ll be catered for. Read on!
There are many ways to make a great chocolate cheesecake, as this list proves beyond doubt. However, while cheesecakes with orange, peanut butter, and salted caramel are all delicious, sometimes you just want a classic chocolate cheesecake.
This recipe gives you a premium one that you’ll definitely want to make more than once. It does take the step of adding white chocolate swirls, though this is more for appearance than taste, and you can leave them out if you want to keep things simple.
Whatever you choose, you won’t be disappointed with this delicious cheesecake.
IA Snickers is an irresistible snack that could hardly get more delicious. Unless, of course, it happened to be made into a cheesecake.
This isn’t one for anyone who’s trying to watch their calorie intake, but we figure that anyone who’s looking to make a chocolate cheesecake probably doesn’t have calories as their primary concern.
The crust of this one is made of Oreo cookies for an even great hit of flavor in every bite. It’s about as rich as desserts get, but, even if you fill up too quickly to eat your whole slice, you won’t regret making it at all.
Chocolate and orange are such a great match, and putting them together in a cheesecake is even better. This recipe not only uses orange flavored chocolate, but also includes marmalade as a secret ingredient to give a more authentic orange tang.
The cake needs to be left overnight to cool and set, so if you’re hoping to make it for a dinner party, make sure you leave enough time to do this before you serve it up.
Black Forest gâteau is a delicious cake made with chocolate, cream, and cherries, with a rich, decadent flavor. The original doesn’t contain any cheese, but this recipe sees it adapted into a cheesecake instead, and it doesn’t even require any baking!
One of the key ingredients in the original is a German cherry liqueur called kirschwasser (literally “cherry water”), but you can substitute any cherry liqueur that you happen to have handy.
When you absolutely have to impress, you’ll struggle to do better than this sophisticated, delicious cheesecake.
Everyone knows that chocolate and peanut butter go together as well as salt and pepper, and this chocolate peanut butter cheesecake is just one further piece of evidence that proves it.
The recipe wisely avoids making the cake too silky smooth, and the slight stickiness is ideal for showcasing the chocolate and peanut butter flavors together. Serve it before it gets too warm to avoid it getting too gooey.
If you asked someone to name a great vegan dessert, it’s unlikely that the first thing they’d mention would be chocolate cheesecake. After all, chocolate and cheesecake aren’t exactly vegan delights.
However, vegans have no need to go without because vegan chocolate cheesecake definitely does exist, and this recipe is proof. It tastes wonderful too.
It’s creamy (without the cream), rich with chocolate flavor, and will confidently put any doubts you might have about vegan desserts to rest.
The recipe includes a delicious ganache for topping the cake, but if you don’t want to make it, you can leave it off or just top it with whatever else you like.
There are plenty of great chocolate and fruit flavor pairings, and dark chocolate and raspberry is undoubtedly one of them. The richness and slight bitterness of the dark chocolate cuts goes well with the tart sweetness of the raspberries.
If you want to add anything, a little bit of whipped cream is a great way to top it off, but it’s also delicious by itself. Just be careful not to cut it open before it’s set, or you’ll end up with a lava cake instead of a cheesecake.
Lemon cheesecakes are delicious enough by themselves, so the addition of the lovely, smooth white chocolate is enough to take it into super delicious territory. If you’re a real fiend for that citrus sharpness, then you can add a little more lemon than the recipe recommends, but you can be sure that the end result will be spectacular either way.
To top it off, the finished cake has a wonderfully luxurious smooth, white appearance – just the thing to impress your dinner guests!
Salted caramel has been one of the most popular and fastest growing flavor combinations over the last few years. If you’ve tasted it, then you’ll definitely know why. The combination of that saltiness with the smooth, sweet caramel is unforgettable.
This makes it the perfect flavoring for a gorgeous chocolate cheesecake. Another great thing is that, unlike most cheesecakes, this one is a layer cake, with a layer of rich cheesecake between chocolate sponge layers, topped with more of that cheesecake.
On top of the final layer of cheesecake filling is a wonderfully decadent caramel sauce. For a wonderfully rich dessert, look no further than this recipe.
Mint and chocolate is another flavor combination that has a long history. If you’re the kind of person who can’t resist mint chocolate chip ice cream, then this is a dessert for you! Adding the mint taste is nothing difficult – all it takes is half a teaspoon of peppermint extract and some crème de menthe.
The lovely, thick layer of chocolate that tops the cake is impossible to ignore and is like a beacon drawing you in for another slice (just one more, you promise!)
Chocolate is definitely the star in this recipe, but it’s backed up solidly by a wonderful coconut and chopped pecan topping.
It’s an exquisitely rich dessert, replete with chocolate, yogurt, and cream, giving you that indulgent feeling that we all love in a cheesecake. By the way, this cake has nothing to do with Germany.
It’s named for Samuel German, the British-American chocolate maker who created the type of dark baking chocolate that’s used in the recipe. Questions of nationality aside, the cake is delicious whether you’re British, American, German, or anything else!
12. Samoa Cheesecake
In case the name is puzzling you, the word Samoa here refers to a kind of girl scout cookie, though it seems like that name isn’t used everywhere.
This is another recipe that brings the deliciousness of coconut to the table, along with a healthy amount of chocolate sauce.
The sweet indulgence is completed with the addition of some caramel sauce to perfectly recreate the taste of those Samoa cookies.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Chocolate Cheesecake Taste Like Cheese?
No, chocolate cheesecake does not typically taste like cheese. Cheesecakes are made with cream cheese, which does not have a strong flavor of its own.
This means that it’s the other flavors that you add to the cake (chocolate, fruits, caramel etc.) that you’ll taste when you eat it.
What Is The Difference Between Cheesecake And No Bake Cheesecake?
Basically, the difference between the two is that a no bake cheesecake, unlike a normal cheesecake, does not contain any eggs. This means that it does not need to be baked and instead sets in the refrigerator.
The textures of the two are quite different – no bake cheesecakes are much softer, almost like a mousse. Nevertheless, both are absolutely delicious.
How Long Does Cheesecake Last?
This depends on quite a few different things so we’ll only be able to give you a rough idea here. If you’ve made the cake yourself, it’ll probably be good for up to five days if you keep it in the refrigerator, or up to a month if you freeze it.
If you freeze it longer than this, the texture and taste will begin to degrade. If you bought the cheesecake in a store, it’ll probably be good for up to a week in the refrigerator and 2 or 3 months in the freezer.
This is because store-bought cheesecakes typically have more preservatives in them than homemade ones.
Now that you’ve read this list, you should be spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding which cheesecake to make. Whether you just want chocolate or are open to experimenting with other flavorings, there’s something here for you. Get to it!