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I was having company and needed a showstopper for dessert. I found this decadent Triple Chocolate Cheesecake topped with big, beautiful chocolate curls on my favorite blog for dessert recipes, Hugs & Cookies XOXO!

This Chocolate Cheesecake was to die for! One guest asked where a bought it. The ultimate compliment!

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake on a white ceramic serving plate with a red napkin

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

My chocoholic family is all in favor of double, triple, and even quadruple chocolate desserts. This Triple Chocolate Cheesecake has a chocolate Oreo crust, chocolate cheesecake layer, chocolate ganache topping and even a fourth chocolate touch with a garnish of chocolate curls (scroll down to see how to make them). I served this chocolate extravaganza at a dinner party to honor a dear friend’s birthday. Thankfully, only thin slices were needed of this decadent treat, and my family got to experience some glorious leftovers!

Overhead view of a Triple Chocolate Cheesecake on a white serving plate

 How to Make Chocolate Curls

To make the chocolate curls, I melted 3 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate with 1 tablespoon of shortening (I decrease to 2 teaspoons when my kitchen is warm in the summer). I spread this out on the back of a sheet pan (with a smooth underside), nearly covering the whole surface, using an offset spatula. The layer should be thin, but not translucent. I popped it in the freezer for 2-3 minutes.

My chocolate was a little too hard when I pulled it out, but it was curling consistency after a minute or so at room temperature. I took my Bench Scraper (but you could use a metal spatula with a very straight/sharped edged scooping end), to scrape off chocolate curls. Not every piece was perfect, but the leftover shards can still be used for garnishing. I found this technique on how to make chocolate curls on Pioneer Woman’s blog. It’s much more successful than my former method with a vegetable peeler.

A Few Tips for Making a Creamy Cheesecake

I love making cheesecakes for holidays and company.  The key to a successful cheesecake is a creamy filling. If you’re new to making cheesecakes, here are some tips to ensure a delicious dessert.

  • Make sure your cream cheese and eggs are at room temperature. The cream cheese will blend more  smoothly without little bits of cream cheese throughout the batter. Plus, the eggs will incorporate better when  they’re not ice cold.
  • Use the paddle attachment of a stand mixer to blend. This will prevent excess air from getting into the batter.
  • Often a cheesecake is baked in a bain marie, or water bath. This minimizes cracking. Since this cheesecake is topped with ganache, this step isn’t necessary.
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake on a white ceramic plate topped with chocolate curls

Two Sweetie Pies

Thanks to my lovely friend, Danielle, for another magnificent recipe! She is my go-to blogger for decadent treats. I promise you will love whatever you try from her blog!!! We share a recipe from each other’s sites every second Monday of the month.

Check out Danielle’s take on this Chocolate Cheesecake as well as her social media sites! Make sure to check out which of my recipes she made this month, too.

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Yield: 16 servings

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

A triple chocolate cheesecake with a chocolate crust, chocolate filling and ganache topping!

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 18 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 58 minutes

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 24 Oreo cookies-place in food processor and crush to crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Cheesecake:

  • 32 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate,chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º,
  2. Mix oreo crumbs and melted butter and press into bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes. If you have any butter seep out, just wipe with a paper towel.
  4. Let cool.
  5. To make cheesecake, melt the chocolate in the microwave and let cool. Beat cream cheese in your mixer fit with the paddle attachment.
  6. Add sugar and cocoa and mix until smooth.
  7. Add eggs one at a time on low, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  8. Pour in the cooled, melted chocolate, and mix on low to blend.
  9. Pour this over the crust and spread evenly.
  10. Bake about 70 minutes.
  11. Cool for 5 minutes.
  12. Drag a thin knife around the sides and chill overnight.
  13. To make the ganache, combine all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heat until melted, stirring smooth.
  14. Remove the sides of the springform and pour on the ganache allowing it to run down the sides a bit.
  15. Top chocolate curls if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 487 Total Fat: 37g Saturated Fat: 20g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 124mg Sodium: 291mg Carbohydrates: 38g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 29g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 7g
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37 comments on “Triple Chocolate Cheesecake”

  1. That is a showstopper indeed! It’s simply gorgeous!

  2. No doubt everyone was thrilled with this beautiful dessert:@)

  3. Those chocolate curls are perfect, Liz, and the cheesecake is phenomenal!!

  4. I am smiling at how gorgeous this looks! U went full blown chocolate!!! I just love it!!! Xoxo

  5. That is a showstopper for sure! This looks like heaven for fans of chocolate.

  6. This looks SO decadent, Liz. I know so many chocolate-lovers out there who would kill for this cheesecake (I might be one of them!)!

  7. Whoa! This decadent cheesecake has my mouth watering. Those curls are beautiful.

  8. Gorgeous presentation, Liz! I am going to have to make this oh so yummy sounding cheesecake!

  9. Those chocolate “cigar” curls are pretty impressive. How many did you mess up before you got perfect ones?

  10. Love all the chocolate you packed into this cheesecake! It’s gorgeous!

  11. This cake is for me !! I’m like your family, sometimes I just need a quadruple raction of chocolate ! Just gorgeous Liz !

  12. How beautiful Liz! Your curls are the prettiest I’ve ever seen 🙂 I love a good chocolate dessert so I think this is for me!

  13. Nothing says decadence like a chocolate cheesecake. Sadly my family does not share of love affair with chocolate. Thanks for the chocolate technique suggestions. I have not been successful with chocolate work in the past so this one might work for me.

  14. I love the chocolate curls on top–thanks for those tips! Stunning as always

  15. What a rich and stunning chocolate treat!

  16. Chocolate and cheesecake make the perfect match! This is so elegant 🙂

  17. This looks perfect for a celebration! I love how beautifully your chocolate curls accent the cheesecake.

  18. Be still my heart, this cheesecake is everything Liz!

  19. I would say that this cheesecake is a showstopper. It looks perfect. Triple chocolate is right my alley!

  20. I would definitely call this a showstopper dessert! :-o!! It looks absolutely perfect Liz!

  21. This cheesecake is definitely a showstopper! So beautiful, Liz! Love the triple chocolate and those pretty chocolate curls!

  22. well, this dessert is certainly a showstopper! what a lucky bunch you have

  23. This is absolutely stunning!

  24. Wow! This triple chocolate cheesecake looks stunning, Liz. There is nothing better than a chooclate and cheesecake. So damn delicious.

  25. I love baking with Oreos and this is definitely a decadent chocolate dessert! I’m sure your friend enjoyed every bite. Really gorgeous presentation with those curls!

  26. Wow! I’ve never had a ganache-topped cheesecake before! That’s over the top!

  27. Anything with Oreos gets my attention…as does the down-to-earth honest how-to of chocolate curls. #inspired !

  28. Chocolate lovers all over the world are sending you gigantic hugs!

  29. Such a perfect cake! It looks glorious, tasty and sweet-smelling and everything.

  30. Oh my, that sounds so good and looks great!

  31. this is the prettiest cheesecake ever! & i  already know it’s going to taste delicious.

  32. This is chocolate heaven! It is so rich and decadent, absolutely fabulous!

  33. Wow the presentation of this cake is absolutely beautiful! Looks really delicious too! Can’t wait to try this! 

  34. When you said you needed a showstopper, you weren’t kidding- this is that and then some! It’s so rich and delicious! Definitely one to make when you have company, because it’s not something I want easy access to for long 😉

  35. This was really a huge hit at my house!! Can’t wait to make it again!

  36. This cheesecake came out so creamy! Loved the oreo crust as well! So good!

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