Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cooling Time: 3 hrs
Yields: 12 to 16 servings

Description

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

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 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
  • FILLING
  • 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

Directions

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE
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.

FOR FILLING:
MICROWAVE
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.

Easy and Excellent

by R. Raynah , , on Dec. 2009

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!!

the name says it all

by f. farheen , on Aug. 2008

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!!

Delicious

by C. , Laredo, Texas on Dec. 2007

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.

heavenly chocolate cheesecake

by l. libby , mocksville, NC on Dec. 2006

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

Great Title for this food item

by A. Ann , Covington, OK on Sep. 2006

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

Really good

by G. Gwen , Greenville, NC on Sep. 2006

I had this recently at a church event and it was outstanding. The crust was made using chocolate cookies but I bet its great either way.

Yummy Chocolate!

by P. Paula , ROYAL OAK, MI on Apr. 2006

I made this dessert for Easter and everyone loved it! I changed the crust though instead of regular flavored Nilla cookies I used Choc flavored, talk about yummy!!!

Tasty no-bake cheesecake

by C. Christina , APO, AE on Mar. 2006

This recipe was really good and fairly simple to make. I loved the crust and the almond flavor gave it a great taste. I garnished it with fresh strawberries and chocolate curls.

Heavenly Chocolate Cheesecake

by L. Lisa , MARION, IN on Jan. 2006

This is so easy to make, and everyone fell in love with it and now its going into a favorites box to be made atleast once a month.

Heavenly is Right

by D. Dawn , Easthampton, MA on Jan. 2006

The name says it all. It truly was heavenly. My friends and family rave over it. Now I make it once a month or I don't hear the end of it.