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Chocolate Swirled Chocolate Chip Cheesecake


10 hours
Skill Level
1 cheesecake

Cheesecake is delicious. But our Chocolate Swirled Chocolate Chip Cheesecake, made with genuine HERSHEY'S Cocoa and HERSHEY'S Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, is next-level delicious. The swirl of sweet cream cheese with chocolate creates an appealing presentation that will delight every guest at your table. So, next time you need an impressive dessert for a holiday or special occasion, give this chocolate swirled cheesecake recipe a try.  For another easy chocolate cheesecake idea, check out this quick No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake recipe.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
22 minutes
Bake Time
40 minutes
Cool Time
3 hours
Chill Time
6 hours



Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
bowls Bowls
springform pan springform pan
mixer mixer
small spatula
microwave microwave
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Beat butter, 1/2 cup sugar and salt in small bowl until smooth. Stir together flour and cocoa; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until soft dough forms. Press dough onto bottom of 8- or 9-inch springform pan.


Beat cream cheese and remaining 3/4 cup sugar in medium bowl until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended. Remove 1 cup batter; set aside. Add 1/2 cup small chocolate chips to remaining batter; pour over crust.


Place remaining chips in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. Microwave at Medium in 15 second increments until chocolate is melted and smooth when stirred. Gradually add to reserved batter, blending well. Drop by spoonfuls onto batter in pan; gently swirl with knife for marbled effect.


Bake 35 to 40 minutes until cheesecake is firm and top is slightly puffed.  With knife, immediately loosen cake from side of pan.  Cool completely. Cover; refrigerate until chilled.  Garnish as desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake.

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