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HERSHEY'S Chocolate Cheesecake

Details

Time
9 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1 cheesecake

Wondering how to make chocolate cheesecake with cocoa powder? Start with this simple, yet delicious recipe. This dense cheesecake sits in a chocolate crumb crust. Both are made with HERSHEY'S Cocoa for a decadent chocolate taste.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
1 hour 5 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Chill Time
6 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup

    butter or margarine (1/2 stick)

  • 1/2 cup
  • 3 packages

    cream cheese (8 oz each), softened

  • 1 can

    sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) (14 oz)

  • 4

    eggs

  • 1 Tbsp

    vanilla extract

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

Oven
Oven
Mixing Bowl
Mixing Bowl
Microwave-Safe Bowl
Microwave-Safe Bowl
Microwave
Microwave
Pan
9-Inch Springform Pan
Mixer
Mixer
Measuring cups
Measuring cups
Wire Rack
Wire Rack
1

Prepare "Chocolate Crumb Crust". Heat oven to 300°F.

2

Place butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high (100%) 30 to 45 seconds or until melted. Stir in cocoa until smooth; set aside.

3

Beat cream cheese in large bowl. Add cocoa mixture; beat well. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Pour batter into prepared pan.

4

Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes or until set. (Center will be soft). Remove pan from oven to wire rack; loosen cake from side of pan. Cool completely; remove side of pan. To serve, garnish as desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cheesecake. Garnish as desired.

Tip

Cheesecakes continue to bake after removing from oven so you want to remove from oven when the center is set but still soft.

Chocolate Crumb Crust: Place 6 tablespoons butter or margarine in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in 1-1/2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 45 wafers, crushed), 6 tablespoons powdered sugar and 6 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa; blend well. Press mixture onto bottom and 1/2 inch to 1-inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.

Additional questions?