chocolate cheesecake

Double Chocolate Cheesecake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Author Neta


  • For the Crust:
  • 8.8 oz/250 gr Petit Beurre cookies
  • 1.7 oz/50 gr unsalted butter melted
  • For Cheesecake Filling:
  • 26.5 oz/750 gr cream cheese
  • 1 cup 4.2 oz/120 gr powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs- room temperature
  • 7 oz/200 gr bittersweet chocolate
  • For Chocolate GanashTopping:
  • 1.7 oz/50 gr heavy cream
  • 3.5 oz/100 gr bittersweet chocolate finely chopped


  1. To make the crust:
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C, grease an 8-inch/20 cm springform pan and set aside.
  3. Finely crush the cookies in a food processor, add melted butter and blend until it’s all moistened.
  4. Press crumb mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set on a wire rack to cool while making the filling.
  5. To make the filling:
  6. Melt 200 gr bittersweet chocolate and set aside to cool.
  7. In a stand mixer mix cream cheese and powder sugar until smooth, mix in cocoa powder.
  8. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed, do not overbeat it.
  9. Add melted chocolate and mix on low speed to combine.
  10. Pour the filling over the crust and smooth the top.
  11. Bake the cheesecake until the center is set and the top looks dry 35-40 minutes.
  12. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then run a thin knife around the sides of the pan and set the cake in the refrigerator (uncovered), for at least 10 hours, or overnight.
  13. To make the topping:
  14. In a microwave safe bowl mix the cream, and chocolate. put the mixture in the microwave and melt in 30-second intervals stirring in between, until completely melted, smooth and shiny.
  15. Cool and pour over the cheesecake.
  16. When the topping is set and cooled again run a thin knife around the sides and remove the springform pan sides.
  17. You can make this cheesecake can be prepared up to 2-3 days in advance just store covered in the refrigerator.