Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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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 Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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.

Equipment Needed

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 box of triple chocolate cake mix
  • water
  • eggs
  • oil for the cake mix
  • nonstick baking spray

Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 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

Garnish

  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate, melted
  • Maraschino cherries

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

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.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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.

Cheesecake Instructions

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.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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.

Decorating Instructions

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.

Enjoy!

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.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • Cake Ingredients
  • 1 box of triple chocolate cake mix
  • water
  • eggs
  • oil for the cake mix
  • nonstick baking spray
  • Cheesecake Ingredients
  • 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
  • Garnish
  • 1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate, melted
  • Maraschino cherries

Instructions

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. Cheesecake Instructions 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 th 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. Decorating Instructions 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. Enjoy!

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    21 comments

    Alli Smith March 9, 2018 - 7:10 am

    This looks like THE perfect dessert! Plus, it’s so beautiful! I love that it’s topped with chocolate ganache. Yum!

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    pat. March 9, 2018 - 7:22 am

    Sweet, sweet, sweet! Can anything ever be too sweet?

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    Candy March 9, 2018 - 8:02 am

    My daughter makes something similar and talk about delicious. Watch for chocolate overload. A small piece goes a long way to helping that chocolate craving.

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    Amber Myers March 9, 2018 - 8:21 am

    Triple chocolate? Please excuse me while I drool all over myself. I am a chocoholic. Plus I love cheesecake. So this is the perfect dessert for me.

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    Rosemary Palmer March 9, 2018 - 11:01 am

    This looks so good but I just can’t eat cheesecake after I got sick on one. I still try once in a while because I remember how much I loved them. Of course, anything chocolate gets me.

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    Our Family World March 9, 2018 - 5:29 pm

    That triple chocolate cheesecake looks sinfully delicious! OMG. My diabetic cells just went into a frenzy. Sorry, my dear cells. I just have to make this and feed my soul some comfort food! Yummy!

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh March 9, 2018 - 5:54 pm

    That looks insanely decadent, rich, and perfect. It needs to be on a plate in front of me, very soon!

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    Tomi C March 9, 2018 - 6:50 pm

    This would be the perfect addition to my Easter dessert table. The chocolate whipped topping is the perfect touch to this decadent dessert. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy March 9, 2018 - 7:01 pm

    Wow this cheesecake is totally calling my name right now. Chocolate cheesecake is like my favorite thing ever. I definitely need to try this recipe!

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    Carol Cassara March 9, 2018 - 7:55 pm

    I’m all about the chocolate and I think this recipe just won me over. Triple chocolate? Plus a cheesecake? YES PLEASE! I can’t wait to make this for my husband and I. I’m sure it’s perfect with our favorite cup of tea.

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    Kita Bryant March 9, 2018 - 8:20 pm

    Sign me up for some of this This is an amazing dessert recipe.

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    Sara Welch March 9, 2018 - 8:21 pm

    I am pretty sure this stuff would kill me. I do not think I could stop eating it!

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    Heather @ Kraus House Mom March 9, 2018 - 10:49 pm

    I really want to try this. I have a deep love of cheesecake and my daughter wants to learn to bake, win-win.

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    Marysa March 10, 2018 - 8:35 am

    This looks ridiculously good! I love a good fudgy chocolate as dessert, whether it is brownies, cake, fudge, etc. I have never had a chocolate cheesecake like this, but I would love to make some!

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    Saidah Washington March 10, 2018 - 11:01 am

    That looks so good! I absolutely love sweets.

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    Peter March 10, 2018 - 11:10 am

    That’s triple yum! A good chocolate cheesecake is right up my alley!

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    Jeanine March 10, 2018 - 11:26 am

    Wow I am not a fan of cheesecake but let me tell you I don’t think I could say no to this. This looks incredible!

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    Cat March 10, 2018 - 7:38 pm

    Oh my gosh this cheesecake looks absolutely amazing! Yes, please!

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    chubskulitrose March 10, 2018 - 9:00 pm

    This reminds me of the cheesecake that we had for hubby’s birthday. I am sure, yours is a lot better because it is home baked.

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    Farida March 11, 2018 - 8:29 am

    Chocolate is undeniable everyone’s favorite and in the top of their dessert choices. This is an awesome recipe. The photo is truly very appetizing!

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    Rach Ferrucci March 14, 2018 - 1:50 am

    Cheesecake is my favorite and chocolate just puts it over the top. This is heaven and I need it now!

    Reply

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