Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake

6  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 5 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 14 servings.

Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake Recipe


  • 38 OREO Cookies, divided
  • 5 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • 5 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat  oven to 325°F. Crush 24 of the cookies until fine crumbs form; mix with butter until well blended. Press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Stand remaining 14 cookies around edge of pan, pressing into crumb mixture to secure. Set aside. Melt 4 oz. chocolate as directed on package. Set aside.
  • Beat  cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add melted chocolate, 1/2 cup of the sour cream and the vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing just until blended after each addition. Pour into prepared crust.
  • Bake  35 to 40 min. or until center is almost set. Combine remaining 1 cup sour cream and remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar; spread over cheesecake. Bake an additional 5 min. Cool. Melt remaining chocolate; drizzle over cheesecake. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseYou'll know it's a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this chocolatey cheesecake.

Special ExtraFor an impressive presentation, garnish with fresh raspberries, mint sprigs and chocolate curls just before serving. To make curls, warm 1 oz. chocolate by microwaving it on HIGH for a few seconds or just until you can smudge the chocolate with your thumb. Hold the piece steadily and draw a vegetable peeler slowly over flat bottom of chocolate, allowing a thin layer to curl as it is peeled off the bottom of the chocolate piece to make long, delicate curls. Or to make shorter curls, use the same technique using the narrow side of the chocolate piece.


Nutrition Information

Makes 14 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 380 
    • Total fat 25 g
    • Saturated fat 12 g
    • Cholesterol 75 mg
    • Sodium 300 mg
    • Carbohydrate 37 g
    • Dietary fiber 2 g
    • Total sugars 26 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 5 g
    • Vitamin A 10 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 10 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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