This Triple Chocolate Cheesecake is a chocolate lover’s dream! This recipe is perfect for any occasion including holidays, entertaining and special meals.
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake sounds good, doesn’t it? If you love chocolate then this recipe is for you. Creamy chocolate cheesecake is placed atop an easy chocolate cake crust and then topped with an indulgent chocolate ganache. Garnish with Maraschino cherries and you have a decadent dessert perfect for any occasion including entertaining and special family meals. Here’s how to make it.
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
This recipe makes 1 cheesecake.
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- 9″ springform pan
- 1 disposable piping bag fitted with a star tip
- double boiler
- stand mixer
- measuring cups
- 1 box of triple chocolate cake mix
- oil for the cake mix
- nonstick baking spray
- 1/3 cup Hershey cocoa powder
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 3x packages 8oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup 60% bittersweet chocolate, melted
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
Chocolate Ganache Ingredients
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Chocolate Whipped Cream Ingredients
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup Hershey cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup powder sugar
- 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate, melted
- Maraschino cherries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.
Prepare the cake mix according to the instructions on the back of the cake box.
Spray the springform pan with the nonstick baking spray and set it aside.
Pour the cake mix batter into the springform pan, filling the pan about half way.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
Let the cake completely cool while you make the cheesecake mixture.
Use a double boiler to melt the 1 cup of chocolate and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the cocoa powder and sugar using a whisk to combine.
Place the cream cheese into the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium speed until the cream cheese is creamy.
Gradually add in the cocoa sugar mixture and mix on medium speed until combined.
Add the melted bittersweet chocolate and one of the eggs into the cream cheese mixture, beating until fully incorporated.
Mix in the rest of the eggs, beating fully until all are added.
Add the sour cream and heavy cream into the cream cheese mixture and beat until combined.
Pour the cheesecake batter on top of the cake, filling the pan about 1/4 from the top.
Place the cheesecake into the oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
When the timer goes off, check the cheesecake by seeing if it jiggles. If the cheesecake jiggles slightly then its done. If the cheesecake jiggles alot and looks like pudding in the center then bake it for another 10 minutes.
Once the cheesecake is done, turn the oven off and crack the oven open and let the cheesecake cool completely inside.
Once the cheesecake has cooled, start making the chocolate ganache.
Chocolate Ganache Instructions
Combine the heavy whipping cream and chocolate chips in a double boiler and melt on medium heat.
Using a whisk, gradually mix the chocolate ganache until melted.
The ganache will start to become slightly thick.
Let the ganache cool to room temperature before pouring the ganache onto the center of the cheesecake.
Place the cheesecake in the fridge overnight.
Chocolate Whipped Cream Instructions
Place the heavy whipping cream, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar into the bowl of stand mixer and mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
Scoop the whipped cream into a piping bag.
Melt the 1/4 cup chocolate and then scoop it into the piping bag.
Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cheesecake.
Pipe the whipped cream around the edge of the cheesecake and top with the cherries.
If you enjoy cheesecake be sure to check out my recipes for Apple Cheesecake, Oreo Cheesecake, Lemon Vanilla Oreo Cheesecake, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Cranberry Cheesecake, and Pumpkin Cheesecake.