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30 Chocolate Cheesecakes That Are the Ultimate Indulgence

Chocolate cheesecake is the most decadent, luxurious dessert imaginable. When you have a craving for something rich, sweet and chocolaty, nothing else compares. Check out these recipes—and treat yourself!

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Chocolate Cheesecake

Everyone’s a chocolate lover when it comes to this special dessert. “It melts in your mouth!” and “Very smooth and fudgy!” are comments I’ve heard after guests take a bite. For a fun taste twist, spoon cherry or strawberry topping over each slice of this chocolate cheesecake. —Sue Call, Beech Grove, Indiana
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Bittersweet Chocolate Cheesecake

I’m a great-grandmother, and my whole family enjoys this dessert. I received this recipe from my niece. It’s very chocolaty. —Amelia Gregory, Omemee, Ontario
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Mocha Truffle Cheesecake

I went through a phase when I couldn't get enough cheesecake or coffee, so I created this rich dessert. Its brownie-like crust and creamy mocha layer really hit the spot. It's ideal for get-togethers because it can be made in advance. —Shannon Dormady, Great Falls, Montana
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Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

I created this mint chocolate cheesecake for our high school's annual fundraiser. We were told that it brought a hefty price and was one of the first desserts to go! If desired, you can stir the cookie pieces into the batter instead of adding them in a layer. Keep the pieces fairly small or they have a tendency to rise to the top. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Caramel Fudge Cheesecake

It’s hard to resist this chocolaty cheesecake with its fudgy crust, crunchy pecans and gooey layer of caramel. I combined several recipes to create this version that satisfies both the chocolate lovers and the cheesecake lovers in my family. —Brenda Ruse, Truro, Nova Scotia
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White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

Although my family enjoys all of the dishes I serve on Thanksgiving Day, it's this rich and creamy cheesecake they look forward to the most. — Joyce Schmidt, Lilburn, Georgia
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Triple-Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

What could be better than a brownie crust layered with chocolate cheesecake and topped with chocolate ganache? These cheesecake bars will satisfy even the biggest chocolate lovers out there. —Andrea Price, Grafton, Wisconsin
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Family and friends always ooh and aah when I bring out this tempting cheesecake after holiday dinners! Filled with peanut butter and cream cheese and drizzled with chocolate in a fudge crust, it's a showstopper. —H.L. Sosnowski, Grand Island, New York
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Cherry Fudge Truffle Coconut Cheesecake

Cherries and chocolate come together in this dazzling coconut cheesecake. It's a holiday showstopper! —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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Double Chocolate Almond Cheesecake

This cheesecake is easy to make—but it’s definitely not easy to wait till the next day to eat it! The recipe is from a friend I used to work with. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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S'more Cheesecake

This luscious dessert is just as wonderfully tasty as the campfire snack that inspired it. It's a great way to savor a summer classic anytime of year. Our 4-year-old daughter likes it so much that she's requested it for her next birthday! —Robin Andrews, Cary, North Carolina
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Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

After making some delicious dessert bars, I was determined to turn the recipe into a chocolate peppermint cheesecake. This festive dessert is the result and one of my favorites to serve for the holidays. Whether I share it with family or give it as a gift, it always receives rave reviews. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Chocolate Malt Cheesecake

My mother-in-law loved chocolate malts—and cheesecakes, too. Can you guess who passed this recipe on to me? Sometimes, I substitute pretzel crumbs for the graham cracker crumbs. They make a surprisingly good crust! —Anita Moffett, Rewey, Wisconsin
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3D Chocolate Cheesecake

This dark chocolate cheesecake is deep and decadent, earning it the right to be called “3D.” This version always looks its chocolaty best, because the ganache coating blankets any cracks you may experience. —Vanassa Hicks, Flint, Michigan
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Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake

For a different kind of chocolate cheesecake, try this one! My New York-style cheesecake has tart cranberries, white chocolate chunks and a smidge of yuletide red. It’s an impressive addition to holiday dessert tables, but you can indulge at any time of year! —Angela Spengler, Tampa, Florida
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Easy Nutella Cheesecake

A creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread tops a crust made of crushed Oreo cookies to make this irresistible baked cheesecake. —Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

When you don't have time to bake a real cheesecake, reach for this easy recipe. An almond-flavored dough serves as both crust and topping for a soft fudgy filling. —Louise Good, Flemington, New Jersey
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Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

If you delight in the taste of chocolate, then this is the cheesecake for you. Every creamy bite melts in your mouth. It’s so impressive yet not difficult to prepare—I whip up this dessert each time I want a yummy treat for my family, friends or co-workers. —Mary Jones, Cumberland, Maine
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Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

You’ll fall in love with this sweet treat. Each silky slice is topped with juicy raspberries. Yes, you can have cheesecake without breaking the calorie budget! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Chocolate Macadamia Cheesecake

When one of my co-workers turned 50, I created this recipe for her birthday. There wasn't a crumb left on the platter when I left for that day! —Bob Weaver, University Place, Washington
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Chocolate Glazed Cheesecake

This rich, triple-layer cheesecake is guaranteed to appeal to all dessert lovers. I've been making it for years and still receive requests for it! —Caryn Wiggins, Columbus, Indiana
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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Mousse Cheesecake

This no-bake cheesecake with distinctive layers of chocolate, peanut butter mousse and a silky ganache on top will take some time to assemble, but it's worth the effort to create a homemade dessert with grand-champion appeal—and definitely worth the wait. —JaNon Furrer, Prescott, Arizona
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Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake

I always get compliments when I whip up this rich little cheesecake. With layers of caramel, chocolate and vanilla, it's an instant classic. —Erin Byrd, Springfield, Missouri
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Chocolate Swirled Cheesecake

This cheesecakes looks and tastes indulgent, but it's a lightened up version you can feel good about serving your family. —Kathy Shan, Toledo, Ohio
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Toffee Truffle Cheesecake

I combined two of my favorite cheesecake recipes and added the delicious homemade caramel sauce for a cheesecake that's now my favorite! —Hannah Halstead, Blair, Nebraska
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Swirled Raspberry & Chocolate Cheesecake

One secret to a lighter, fluffier cheesecake? Use the foaming power of eggs. When you beat egg whites to stiff peaks and gently fold them into the cream cheese mixture, the eggs add more volume and lightness because of trapped air. This light, fluffy cheesecake is a family favorite. —Brittney Segobiano, Geneseo, Illinois
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Chocolate-Peanut Cheesecake Bars

You won’t hear any complaints about these rich peanut butter cheesecake bars layered with a can’t-miss combination of flavors. —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan
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Mudslide Cheesecake

Change up cheesecakes with different liqueur flavorings. This “mudslide” version with coffee and Irish cream is my husband's favorite. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Lemony White Chocolate Cheesecake

Although it takes some time to prepare this eye-catching cheesecake, the combination of tangy lemon and rich white chocolate is hard to beat. It's always a hit! —Marlene Schollenberger, Bloomington, Indiana
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Icebox Cookie Cheesecake

Chocolate cookie lovers will come back for seconds when you serve this tempting treat! With chocolate in the crust, scattered throughout the “cake,” and drenched overtop, it’s a chocoholic’s dream come true! —Perlene Hoekema, Lynden, Washington

Hazel Wheaton
Hazel is a writer and editor who has worked in the publishing industry for over 25 years in the fields of travel, jewelry arts and food. As the editor of the Taste of Home Christmas Annual (among other titles), she's in the holiday spirit all year round. An enthusiastic baker, she's known for her cookies, cakes and other baked goods. And she still wishes she could cook like her mother.

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