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Raspberry Cocoa Cheesecake

A decadent recipe for homemade raspberry chocolate cheesecake goodness!
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesecake, dessert, makecaloriesgreatagain, makedessertsgreatagain, mcga, Rasperry Chocolate Cheesecake
Cooking Method: Baked
Food Category: Chocolate, Vegetarian
FoodOrDrink: Food


  • 12 oz Chocolate Chips I used semi-sweet.
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 24 oz Cream Cheese At room temperature.
  • 1.5 cups Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 5 ea Eggs At room temperature.
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ea Oreo Crust See notes.
  • 1 ea Chocolate Ganache See notes.
  • 1 ea Raspberry Sauce Optional - See notes.
  • 1 ea Raspberry Hard Candy Optional - See notes.


  • Melt the chocolate chips with 1/4 cups of cream. Stir well.
  • Separately mix the cream cheese, sugar, and cocoa powder. Be sure to mix no more than absolutely necessary at this step or any future step. I did and that's why my cheesecake will end up cracking and sinking in the middle. ;-)
  • Slowly add the eggs one at a time while continuing to mix slowly. Add the remaining cream and melted chocolate while still slowly mixing. Lastly, add the vanilla and then stop mixing.
  • Pour your batter into a spring release cake pan containing the Oreo crust.
  • Bake for about 1 hour at 350 degrees. DO NOT stick a cake tester into the cheesecake. Instead, you can tell it is done when the sides are firm and the center jiggles just a bit. I didn't use a water bath here, but many people suggest you do.
  • Let cool a bit on the counter and then place in the refrigerator until it is thoroughly cooled.
  • Pour on the chocolate ganache.
  • Spread evenly then return to the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Serve & Enjoy! Note that I decorated my cheesecake with raspberry hard candy and fresh raspberries.
  • When plating, I added a chocolate straw, the raspberry sauce, and some extra chocolate design.


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