Comida Kraft
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Velvet Chocolate Cheesecake

Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
4
hr.
20
min.
Servings

10 servings

Not to brag or anything, but we're pretty proud of this five-star Velvet Chocolate Cheesecake—and awfully pleased with the fan mail it gets from reviewers!

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Make It

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  • Preheat oven to 375°F if using a silver 8-inch springform pan (or to 350°F if using a dark nonstick 8-inch springform pan). Crush 20 of the cookies; mix with margarine. Press firmly onto bottom of pan. Stand remaining 10 cookies around side of pan; set aside.
  • Reserve 2 Tbsp. of the sugar. Beat cream cheese in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add remaining sugar, the cocoa and 1 tsp. of the vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust. Cover tops of cookies with strip of foil to prevent overbrowning.
  • Bake 50 minutes or until cheesecake is puffed and almost set in center. Remove from oven. Mix reserved 2 Tbsp. sugar, the sour cream and remaining 1/2 tsp. vanilla until well blended; spread evenly over cheesecake. Return to oven; bake an additional 10 minutes. Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

Size Wise

Looking for a special treat? One serving of this cheesecake is full of chocolatey flavor.

Shortcut

To easily crush cookies into crumbs, process them in a blender or food processor.

Special Extra

Garnish with 3/4 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping and 10 drained maraschino cherries just before serving.

Servings

  • 10 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 10 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 540
Total fat 34g
Saturated fat 17g
Cholesterol 110mg
Sodium 380mg
Carbohydrate 55g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 40g
Protein 7g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for husbands birthday. I made this for husbands birthday. He really liked it. It was easy and fun. The only thing that wasn't right was the amount of cookies that go around the inside of the form pan. I needed more than 10 cookies I needed 11 and a half. Good thing my husband didn't eat the extra cookies.
Date published: 2008-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this cheesecake- and thank goodness for blenders that can crush up those cookies:o) I made... LOVE this cheesecake- and thank goodness for blenders that can crush up those cookies:o) I made this for my family once, and for work once- my boss LOVED it. I'm going to make it again for work next weekend.
Date published: 2007-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My daughter - 7years old - made this with my help for the county fair and she won first prize! My daughter - 7years old - made this with my help for the county fair and she won first prize! It is a wonderful and easy recipe and easy to do with your kids!!
Date published: 2011-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've made this recipe twice now. I've made this recipe twice now. I've yet to make it with the sour cream on top though. This has become one of my family's favorite recipies. It is so delicious
Date published: 2003-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cheesecake for a party that my husband was attending. I made this cheesecake for a party that my husband was attending. He said that out of all of the desserts, it was the first one gone.
Date published: 2002-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cheesecake was a big hit at our Christmas party, Everyone Loved it! This cheesecake was a big hit at our Christmas party, Everyone Loved it!!
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the cookies on the side look like a good idea the cookies on the side look like a good idea
Date published: 2002-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2009-01-12
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