Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

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!
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake | A dreamy, chocolate lover's dessert!

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!

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake | A dreamy, chocolate lover's dessert!

 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.
Triple Chocolate Cheesecake | A dreamy, chocolate lover's dessert!

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 Triple 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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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Serves 16-20 servings     adjust servings

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

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.

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    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Amount Per ServingAs Served
    Calories 537kcal Calories from fat 356
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat 40g62%
    Saturated Fat 22g110%
    Transfat 0g
    Cholesterol 125mg42%
    Sodium 300mg13%
    Carbohydrate 45g15%
    Dietary Fiber 3g12%
    Sugars 36g
    Protein 7g

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

    Calories2000
    Total FatLess than65g
    Sat FatLess than25g
    CholesterolLess than300mg
    SodiumLess than2,400mg
    Total Carbohydrate300g
    Dietary Fiber25g
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    Comments

    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. Kristen Chidsey says:

      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!

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