Chocolate Heaven Cheesecake

by beth on June 7, 2010


Want to know the way to a man’s heart?  Choco­late Heaven Cheesecake.

Want to know the way to a woman’s heart?  Choco­late Heaven Cheesecake.

Want to know the way to a child’s heart? Choco­late Heaven Cheesecake.

Here’s What You Need:

8 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate

1 Pack­age of Cream Cheese (8 oz)

1 Cup Sugar

2 Tea­spoons of Vanilla

3 Eggs

8 Gra­ham Crackers

1 Stick of Unsalted Butter

Bake 325 degrees (Crust will bake for 10 min­utes before you add the fill­ing, then bake com­pleted pie for 45 minutes)

Cool in Fridge for 4 hours (after ini­tial 10–15 minute cool down on your counter)

Here’s How To Put it Together:


Put the gra­ham crack­ers into a brown paper bag.  If you have a food proces­sor you can also use that to crum­ble your gra­ham crack­ers.  If not this method works just fine. It also helps get out any annoy­ances at the day.


Because you can use your rolling pin to crush the crack­ers.  I got this rolling pin from my Grandma.  It is beau­ti­ful.  It’s a mar­ble rolling pin.  I could have used my wooden pin but I decided to use this one, it made me feel all fancy.


Oh, see looky! Those crack­ers didn’t stand a chance.


Pour the crushed crack­ers into a bowl & pour your melted but­ter on them.  Mix as you pour.


Place the but­tery gra­ham cracker crust mix into your pie pan.  I use my hands to ini­tially get it smoothed into the pan.  Then I take a mea­sur­ing cup to make it even and get the edges up.


Place the crust in the oven for 10 min­utes at 325 degrees.  While it is bak­ing you will melt your choco­late on the dou­ble boiler.


It’s very sim­ple.  You don’t need a fancy dou­ble boiler pot, but if you have one use it.  If not here’s what you do: Take a pot, find a bowl that will fit into the pot.  Fill the pot 1/2 way with water.  Put the pot onto the stove over low to medium heat.  You will bring it the water to a boil.  Put the bowl in the pot.  The water from the pot will be under the bowl & will heat the bowl.  THEN put your choco­late in this bowl.  It will allow you to melt your choco­late with­out burn­ing it.


Stir the choco­late & when it’s melted remove the bowl from the pot.  And try not to fall face first into the melted chocolate.


In your mix­ing bowl put your cream cheese, sugar & vanilla. Cream this together & THEN add your 3 eggs.  Cream the eggs in.  You don’t need to turn the speed up high, a medium speed is just fine.


Once you’ve creamed those together, pour in your melted choco­late.   Mix again.  And again try not to fall face first into the bowl.  I know it’s hard, but resist.


While you were putting together your fill­ing, the crust should be fin­ished set­ting in the oven. Take it out and pour in your fill­ing.  Place in your oven at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.


After you take it out.  Cool it for about 10–15 min­utes & place it in the fridge for 4 hours.  While this Choco­late Cheese­cake is like heaven, the wait­ing process is more like pur­ga­tory. Offer it up.  Before you know it will be time for dessert.


And you know what?  It’s worth the wait. Also, want to know way to my heart?  Yep, you guessed it.  Choco­late Heaven Cheese­cake.  It also makes a won­der­ful addi­tion to break­fast, not that I’ve had it for break­fast.  Well, OK, maybe once.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chocolate Shavings June 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Wow! That cheesecake looks absolutely perfect.


2 My Man's Belly June 7, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Hmmm…would adding a layer of chocolate ganache be too much of a good thing here?


3 Liam O'Malley June 7, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Oh my god, Beth. What have you done.


4 Sophia June 7, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Great post! Pretty funny too. I definitely agree, the way to anyone’s heart is through cheesecake!! Great step-by-step photos! I’m a big fan of
Petite Cheesecakes
because each person gets their own individual cheesecake. I’m going to try your cheesecake next! Thanks for sharing and Happy Baking!!



5 Joanne June 7, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I love baking my way to people’s hearts. It’s my favorite pasttime. This looks like just the cake for it! Amazing.


6 beths_confusion June 7, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Chocolate Heaven Cheesecake. My Picture Made it on Tastespotting :) YAY! :


7 milliemux June 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm

@beths_confusion Congratulations!!!


8 beths_confusion June 7, 2010 at 11:10 pm

@milliemux Thank you! It was a nice surprise :)


9 Mrs. Levine June 7, 2010 at 6:46 pm

These pictures break my heart. SO gorgeous and tempting and two days too late, just started the summer dieting season. Sniff, sniff.


10 vicki haley June 7, 2010 at 10:54 pm

This looks delicious! Would LOVE to have it for breakfast with coffee! Thank you for sharing!


11 cheesecake recipe June 8, 2010 at 3:13 am

I love cheesecake! And I got to say this, that’s a cool name for a cheesecake, chocolate heaven, lol! As if cheesecake itself doesn’t promise heaven already, lol! I love making cheesecake for my in-laws, they never stop raving about it for months, so I try to bring cheesecake at least every month. I guess no wonder I’m their favorite daughter in law, lol! I think next Sunday, I’ll let them taste a piece of this Chocolate Heaven!


12 Nicole June 8, 2010 at 8:07 am

Hi! I love your step by step instructions with pictures! And the cheesecake looks so YUMMY. I can’t wait to try this.


13 Joanne @ Barely Domestic Mama June 8, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Oh my goodnessl I am sooooo going to make this tomorrow! I actually have all the ingredients! It looks so delicious.


14 faemom June 13, 2010 at 11:02 pm

You know, I had to wipe the drool from my phone the first time I saw this.


15 Hanan @ Lilac City Momma June 19, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Yummy !! That looks delicious !!


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