Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake

22  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 6 hr 35 min total
  • Makes 16 servings.

Chocolate and cheesecake come together to make this one of our best celebration truffle-like desserts.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 18 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 pkg. (4 oz. each) semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted, slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut-flavored liqueur
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 325°F.
  • Mix  cookie crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min.
  • Beat  cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add melted chocolate and liqueur; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
  • Bake  55 min. to 1 hour 5 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
  • Top  with berries and powdered sugar just before serving.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseLooking for a special treat? One serving of this cheesecake is full of chocolatey flavor.

German Chocolate CheesecakeOmit liqueur. Prepare and bake cheesecake as directed, using 2 pkg. (4 oz. each) sweet baking chocolate. Cool and refrigerate as directed. Place 1/3 cup evaporated milk, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter or margarine, 1 beaten egg and 1/2 tsp. vanilla in small heavy saucepan; cook on low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 cup  sweetened coconut and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Cool. Spread over cooled cheesecake, then refrigerate as directed.

NoteIf baking cheesecake in a dark nonstick springform pan, reduce oven temperature to 300°F.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 16 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 370 
  • Total fat 23 g
  • Saturated fat 14 g
  • Cholesterol 100 mg
  • Sodium 250 mg
  • Carbohydrate 35 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Sugars 27 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Vitamin A 10 %DV
  • Vitamin C 2 %DV
  • Calcium 6 %DV
  • Iron 8 %DV

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