Entertaining for the holidays? You will LOVE this creamy Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake with chocolate graham cracker crust and chocolate drizzle garnish!Entertaining for the holidays? You will LOVE this creamy Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake with chocolate graham cracker crust and chocolate drizzle garnish!

Cheesecake is my favorite dessert. Ever. This recipe for Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake is one of my favorites! Creamy AND fudge-like… cheesecake AND chocolate? How could you NOT love this dessert? So here ya go… sure hope you enjoy it! I know we do!

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How I Created This Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake Recipe

Years ago, I was trying to come up with a recipe for chocolate cheesecake. I read through several recipes (none of which I remember 20+ years later), and combined various elements from 3 of them to create this recipe.

I’ve made this chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake with a chocolate graham cracker crust for so many special occasions over the past 2 decades, I can’t even count them. I made this absolutely delicious cheesecake again for some friends who came over for dessert about a week ago, and decided it was time to put the old Chocolate Fudge Truffle recipe on my blog.

How To Make Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

A chocolate graham cracker crust is made (easy). This crust is formed by patting down the crumbs firmly in the bottom of a springform pan. Here is the crust, ready for the chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake filling to be added on top.

Chocolate graham cracker crust in pan, waiting for cheesecake filling.

Chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake filling is poured onto the chocolate graham crust. Now the cheesecake is ready to be baked in the oven!

The chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake filling is added to springform pan to bake.

This is what the cheesecake looked like, immediately after it came out of the oven. You can tell it has risen quite a bit during the baking. Let it cool, in the pan, on a wire rack.

Chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake, right out of the oven after baking.

Make The Topping For The Cheesecake

The next thing to do is mix up the sweetened sour cream topping for the cheesecake while it is cooling. This topping is simple to make with sour cream, vanilla and sugar, and is spread on top of the cooled cheesecake.

Mixing the sweetened sour cream topping up, for the chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake.

 The surface of the cheesecake is already looking good, so far. Now it’s time to “fancy it up” a little bit by added chocolate swirled topping to the top of the dessert.

Time To Decorate The Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

 It’s easy to make a simple melted chocolate glaze in a snap, then it is drizzled on top of the cheesecake in a decorative design.

Sweetened sour cream layer is added to top of chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake, after baking.

Here’s the finished chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake! It has been drizzled with chocolate, and topped with a decorative holly leaf garnish! After decorating, the cheesecake is thoroughly chilled until nice and cold, and then it’s ready to slice. Want to have a piece? It’s YUMMY GOOD.

Chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake on platter, with Christmas candle and picture.

You can also drizzle the serving plates with caramel and chocolate sauce if desired. The only thing left to now is slice a piece, and dig in!

A slice of chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake on a plate.

We LOVE this rich, creamy decadent cheesecake, especially during the holidays! Hope you enjoy it, as well. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will come back again soon. Take care, and have a great day!

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5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Refrigeration (inactive time)
8 hrs
Total Time
10 hrs
Entertaining for the holidays? You will LOVE this creamy Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake with chocolate graham cracker crust and chocolate drizzle garnish!
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake
Servings: 12 slices
Calories Per Serving: 475 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
For The Crust:
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers , crushed into fine crumbs
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter , melted
For The Cheesecake Filling:
  • 3 - 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese , softened, at room temperature (important!)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips , melted, then cooled slightly
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , melted, then cooled slightly
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For Cheesecake Topping:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
For Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable shortening
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Make the crust: Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, cocoa, sugar and melted butter in a small bowl, until well combined. Press this mixture into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9" springform pan. Press tightly into pan to form solid crust. Set aside.
  3. Make the cheesecake filling: Mix all cheesecake filling ingredients together. Beat with electric mixer until mixture is smooth and well combined. (Make sure cream cheese is room temp before making filling... this will help ensure no lumps...) Pour cheesecake mixture over the crust. Spread to level out the mixture. Bake the cheesecake for 55-65 minutes in 325 degree oven, until center is set on the cheesecake. IMPORTANT: Place a cake pan filled half way up with water, on the oven shelf below the cheesecake while it cooks!
  4. When cheesecake is done, remove to a wire rack. Let the cheesecake cool for about 10 minutes, then carefully release the sides from the springform pan. Let cheesecake completely cool to room temperature.
  5. While cheesecake is cooling, make the Cheesecake Topping: Mix the topping ingredients together in a small bowl (you can use a spoon for this... doesn't have to be beaten). Once cheesecake has completely cooled, evenly spread the topping over the top surface.
  6. Make the chocolate drizzle: Melt the chocolate chips and shortening in microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat again for 30 seconds. Stir until completely smooth. Do not overcook or burn the chocolate. Let the smooth chocolate cool just a bit, then decoratively drizzle the chocolate over the Cheesecake topping.
  7. Refrigerate (uncovered) cheesecake for at least 8 hours or overnight. Slice and serve. Enjoy!.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 307mg9%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 665IU13%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

2 Comments on Chocolate Fudge Truffle Cheesecake

  1. 5 stars
    My God! I will be dead before Christmas if I make all of these yummy recipes!! As an eighty six year old I can afford to make and sample any and all without feeling guilty!

    Peter from London England.

    • Ha Ha! Thanks for your note and the laugh it brought, Mr. Pearce. I wish you many more years enjoying delicious food… and a very Merry Christmas.

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