New York-Style Chocolate Cheesecake

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 1 hrs 30 min
Cooling Time: 8 hrs
Yields: 16


Velvety New York-Style Chocolate Cheesecake is always a treat. Melted chocolate chips and fluffy whipped cream combine for a luscious dessert!


  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups (11.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (we recommend LAND O LAKES®)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream (we recommend LAND O LAKES®)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

crumbs, butter and sugar in medium bowl. Press onto bottom and 1-inch up side of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.

BAKE for 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

morsels in 2-quart saucepan over low heat for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until melted. Cool for 15 minutes.

COMBINE cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, scraping bowl often. Gradually add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low; add melted chocolate, 1/2 cup sour cream and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Beat until well mixed for 1 to 2 minutes. Pour cheesecake mixture into baked crust.

BAKE for 1 hour 20 to 1 hour 35 minutes or until just set 2 inches from edge of pan.

1 1/2 cups sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl. Spread evenly over top of hot, partially baked cheesecake. Continue baking for 5 minutes. Let stand uncovered until cooled (1 to 2 hours). Loosen sides of cheesecake by running knife around inside of pan. Loosely cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Store refrigerated.

new york style cheesecake

by f. farheen , on May. 2008

this was the first cheesecake i baked from scratch. very easy n yummy recipe

New York comes South!

by E. Ellen , Marietta, SC on Apr. 2007

My daughter and I baked this for our new neighbor that had helped us move in. The recipe made enough for two, so the second one went to my friends in North Carolina. So far, we have received much praise for the taste of this cheesecake. I love trying new recipes, and this one didn't disappoint.

New York-Style Chocolate Cheesecake

by J. JIM , ORLANDO, FL on Apr. 2006

Easy to follow recipe & one of the richest tasting cheesecakes I've ever made. I'll be making this one again.

excellent cheesecake

by P. PAT , DACULA, GA on Jun. 2005

Everyone at the office said it was the very, very best...but it was a little different from the usual recipe I use. I'd try it again with darker chocolate, maybe a chocolate crust. Not sure about the sour cream topping, but it was better than I thought it would be when I poured it on; I had visions of scraping it off! Whipped cream would be good, too.

NY style chocolate cheesecake


This is the first time I've attempted a cheesecake and it was delicious! (at least I thought so.) Instead of using the topping in the recipe I used my home-made strawberry sauce. Yum!


by C. Corinne , SALT LAKE CITY, UT on Mar. 2005

This recipe is even better then what I have tasted in the store. I couldn't believe it.

Very good cheesecake

by L. LORETTA , TULSA, OK on Mar. 2005

I like to try different cheesecake recipes and I'm glad I tried this one. It is delicious and I got compliments from everyone. It is creamy and smooth and the chocolate makes it even better.


by L. LAWANDA , PASADENA, CA on Jan. 2005

This is the best cheesecake and I didn't have to travel to New York!!

my cheese cake

by l. lona , queen creek, AZ on Dec. 2004

great recipe. easy and fast. love it

new york style chocolate cheesecake

by M. MARYANN , COATESVILLE, PA on Sep. 2004

I always wanted to try this cheesecake recipe and it was excellent.