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Easy Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Updated on August 01, 2016

Chocolate Lover's Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts.

Add chocolate with cheesecake and it becomes yet another "love" of my life.

In doing my research I found that this is not only a delicious cheesecake, but it is also quite easy.

Take a few minutes and look at the information, participate in a few polls or quizzes, watch a short video, and then decide for yourself. This is sure to be a chocolate chip cheesecake you can proudly serve to your family and guests.

Check out more delicious recipes including desserts on this site.

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mixing spoon/wisk

measuring cup

2 microwave safe

mixing bowls

Frosting recipe below.

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour 10 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
  • Yields: 8-10
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Photo credit google images by inmagine


  • 3 packages of soft cream cheese (8 oz. each)
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate (12 oz package)
  • 1 large graham cracker crumb pie crust (9 oz size)
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream


  1. 1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F
  2. 2. In a large bowl beat sugar and cream cheese until blended. Add the eggs and the vanilla. Mix well.
  3. 3. Add 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips. Pour into pie crust.
  4. 4. Bake 10 minutes. DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR. Turn oven temp. down to 250 degrees F and continue to bake for 30 minutes or until it sets.
  5. 5. Remove from oven to cool on wire rack.
  6. 6. Cover and refrigerate until totally cooled.
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Which is your favorite kind of chocolate?

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You can store chocolate products up to one year

in a cool dry place

(between 65-75 degrees F).

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Even though this recipe does call for frosting, don't feel you have to add it to the cheesecake. It is quite good and rich without it.

If you decide that you do want frosting, you may want to use half the chocolate chips the recipe suggests.


  • 2 tablespoons of whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  1. 1. Put 2 tablespoons of whipping cream and 1/3 cup chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. 2. Set microwave at 50% medium for 20-30 seconds or until chips are melted. Make sure mixture is smooth when stirred.
  3. 3. Allow to cool slightly into frosting texture. Spread over the top of the cheesecake.
  4. 4. Refrigerate until frosting is set about 15-20 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Why does my chocolate turn

"whitish" in color?

It has been exposed to various temperatures. It's ok to use the chocolate, because it doesn't effect the quality or taste of it.

Battle of the Cheesecakes

Do you prefer plain cheesecake or flavored (including toppings)

Creamy Plain is the best.

Creamy Plain is the best.

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    • Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @anonymous: Both are great. Thanks LuAnn. Appreciate you coming to visit me.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Plain or pineapple

    • Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Regular is the best but I don't turn any chance at any cheesecake!

    • miaponzo 4 years ago

      I prefer raspberry or cherry on top.. but pure natural heavy cheesecake on the bottom!

    • SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

      Plain cheesecake. . . . with fruit topping!

    • lexxsweet 5 years ago

      It depends on how rich the cheesecake is, but for rich cheesecakes i prefer plain.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      had to go with the cheesecake that started it all, plain!

    Delicious flavors with toppings.

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      • Fay Favored 7 months ago from USA

        I can image how delicious that must have been. Never even thought about cheesecake for my wedding. What a great idea!

      • PaigSr 8 months ago from State of Confussion

        My grooms cake was a chocolate cheese cake. Nuf said.

      • Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

        @ChocolateLily: All good :)

      • ChocolateLily 3 years ago

        Both, but I really do like various chocolate and fruit toppings.

      • LadyDuck 3 years ago

        I like both, creamy plain with different toppings is the best

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Creamy plain is good but cheesecake with different toppings bring it to a different level.

      • FashionMommy 4 years ago

        I like both but I like the flavored ones best.

      • hamshi5433 4 years ago

        I love chocolate and Vanila cheesecake its the best. Im not so into the fruit flavoured ones though.

      • Kay 4 years ago

        Cheesecake isn't my thing but hubby loves it! I'm more a regular chocolate cake kind of gal :)

      • Chazz 5 years ago from New York

        I've never met a cheesecake I didn't like - Plain if it is a good rich NY cheesecake, otherwise flavored.

      • Nicole Pellegrini 5 years ago from New Jersey

        Tough call...but I've had some truly delicious flavored ones before.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I like both but am drawn to the flavors and toppings.

      • goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

        i prefer flavored1.

      • seosmm 5 years ago

        Pretty much anything that has the word cheesecake in it works for me. Love them all.

      • Einar A 5 years ago

        All cheesecake is delicious, but I like a bit of chocolate or fruit with mine--or both! Especially raspberry and dark chocolate...

      • wahmshelley 5 years ago

        I love flavored cheesecakes...My all-time favorite is turtle cheesecake with chocolate, caramel and pecans...Yummy!!!

      • TravelingRae 5 years ago

        I like mine with just a hint of lemon zest and topped with strawberry coulee. Or some chocolate swirled in it. Or maybe some caramel. A bit of almond extract is good, too. I don't turn my nose down at key lime in it. Or orange for that matter...

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Cheesecake is one of my favourite desserts. I love to try different


      • APackageAtTheDoor 5 years ago

        They are both good, but a good flavored cheesecake is tops.

      • WriterJanis2 5 years ago

        I like mine with a touch of chocolate.

      Bakers Tip

      Make sure cake is completely cooled to prevent frosting from running down the sides of the cake.

      Double Chocolate Cheesecake - Super easy recipe.

      Another good recipe if you want to make your own crust using Oreo cookies.


      Why does my cheesecake crack?

      The batter has been overbeaten and caused additional air to build on the surface of the cheesecake.

      Cuisinart Chef's Nonstick Springform Pan

      This is a good one to use for cheesecake. It can be found on Amazon.
      This is a good one to use for cheesecake. It can be found on Amazon.

      Good Pan for Cheesecake

      Cuisinart Chef's Classic Nonstick Bakeware 9-Inch Springform Pan

      This 9-inch springform pan makes it easy to create delicious chocolate cheesecakes, as well as other special desserts. Made of heavy-gauge aluminized steel for fast, even heating.

      The one in the photo is Cuisinart AMB-9SP Chef's Classic Nonstick Bakeware 9-Inch Springform Pan. It can be purchased on Amazon.


      How do I keep the chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of the cheesecake batter?

      Eat them first!

      Seriously, do not over beat

      the cream cheese.

      Baker's Tip

      Cheesecakes crack less when

      baked in a water bath.

      The Swiss Colony Raspberry Cheesecake

      It's Available on Amazon
      It's Available on Amazon

      The Swiss Colony Raspberry Cheesecake

      If you don't have time to make your own, try this chocolate raspberry cheesecake. I have ordered from this company for years and love their baked goods. Simply gourmet!

      You can order The Swiss Colony Raspberry Cheesecake online at their website or on Amazon.

      The Cheesecake Bible: Includes 200 Recipes

      The author of this book offers his advice and techniquesfor using the right equipment in baking.

      Along with helpful information, there are tips on common ingredients as well as a fact, question and answers section.

      The Cheesecake Bible: Includes 200 Recipes
      The Cheesecake Bible: Includes 200 Recipes

      Recipes are divided into 12 sections with tips on how to make different variations of the recipes. Helpful guide for bakers.


      © 2012 Fay Favored

      Are you a cheesecake and chocolate lover? - Tell me about your favorite cheesecake flavors.

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          Fay Favored 7 months ago from USA

          Good to see you. I love this rich tasting cheesecake. I love it ever more when my husband makes it for us :)

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          PaigSr 8 months ago from State of Confussion

          This one is being copied down for future use.

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          Anna 2 years ago from chichester

          I love chocolate and I love cheesecake so both combined = AMAZING!

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @Sylvestermouse: My husband made this again yesterday. He made 2 thin layers with plain and Oreo crusts. No frosting this time though. Thanks for visiting Cynthia.

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          Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

          This looks and sounds delicious! I do love chocolate and cheesecake!

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @goldenrulecomics: So good. Hope I gave enough hints to my hubby to make it again :)

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          goldenrulecomics 3 years ago

          looks delicious. Very nicely done.

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          Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

          Love cheesecake as well as chocolate and this recipe sounds delicious. Thank You for stopping by my For My Love of Chocolate lens and giving it bath a "thumbs up & a blessing". I really appreciate it. Happy Valentines Day. (^_-)

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          Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

          Instead of alcohol last night, this is what I celebrated with. When I saw your lens, I thought it might be a Godwink! Blessed!

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          miaponzo 4 years ago

          I am definitely a lover of both!!! My favorite cheesecakes are plain with any kind of berries on top! Blessed!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Strawberry cheesecake.

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          Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

          My daughter loves cheesecake if she sees this lens she'll be busy cooking herself up a storm.

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          LornsA178 4 years ago

          Sounds good! I love chocolate and cheesecake. I would love to try this one.

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          iijuan12 4 years ago from Florida

          Definitely! Chocolate raspberry swirl.

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          FashionMommy 4 years ago

          Yes, I am both. I will try this recipe.

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          Camden1 4 years ago

          This sounds delicious! I love both of these flavors.

          I've found that cheesecake freezes quite well, if you want to save some to savor later.

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          JoshK47 4 years ago

          Swinging back through to sprinkle some additional blessings on this tasty looking recipe!

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          SharpLee 4 years ago

          I love cheesecake and I love chocolate! I will have to try this recipe!

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          julieannbrady 4 years ago

          Oh my, you hit my soft, sweet spot for chocolate cheesecake! Love it.

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          Morgannafay 4 years ago

          mmmmm, I love all cheesecake in its many forms, no matter what flavor. This looks like an easy cheesecake that I can tackle. It's been on my baking bucket list, but I've always been intimidated by it.

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          Chazz 5 years ago from New York

          This sounds delicious...My wife makes a tiramisu cheesecake that is my favorite.

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          Nicole Pellegrini 5 years ago from New Jersey

          This lens is making me hungry....!

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          BigD3575 5 years ago

          So many cheesecakes! So little time! They all look so good!

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          caronia 5 years ago

          yummy !!!

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          bames24 lm 5 years ago

          I love cheese and chocolate... so your recipe is definitely something I love... :)

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          SecondHandJoe LM 5 years ago

          Wow Favored1- what a delicious lens. Can you pass me a napkin please? Love the big spring form pan (code) It gives me ideas!!! Congratulations for Front page!

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Glory, this is goood! You just certainly taught me a lot about chocolate, I guess I'm only good at taste tests, lol!

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          Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

          Congratulations for making it on the DELICIOUS Valentines Recipe board! Well deserved! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and yummy lens!

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          goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

          i am both. cheesy and chocolatey. blessings for this yummylicious lens.

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          queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

          Both! I love chocolate and I adore cheesecake! Can't wait to try your recipe! =)

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          LouisaDembul 5 years ago

          I am a lover of cheesecakes, as well as chocolate. Now I have a great recipe to combine the two!

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          lasertek lm 5 years ago

          I'm a cheesecake lover. I can't wait to try your recipe.

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          Rebeljohn 5 years ago

          Great lens i really enjoy cheese cake now i can try it with a new twist thanks for posting this

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          Einar A 5 years ago

          Such a fun and informative lens! I love cheesecake.

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          bames24 lm 5 years ago

          great lens... I love the fact that you presented a nice recipe that has a manageable number of ingredients ... and great baking tips... and I just love chocolate :)

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          Mistalina 5 years ago

          What a wonderful lens! I love that you combined a delicious recipe with baking tips and chocolate trivia. Thank you!

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          wahmshelley 5 years ago

          This is a great lens...I was too embarrassed because I didn't know what's in chocolate and white chocolate...I know one thing for sure they are both super-delicious!!!

          WAHM Shelley... :)

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Enjoyed going through this article from start to finish, well done indeed ... *blessed*

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          HorseAndPony LM 5 years ago

          I never met a cheesecake that I didn't love. Great recipe. We will give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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          TravelingRae 5 years ago

          Love both. Also, a graham cracker crust is a must!

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          suzy-t 5 years ago

          Yum. Cheesecake is perfect anytime !..

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          Joycevoice 5 years ago

          I love cheesecake with any fruit topping. The recipe you displayed at the top of your lens looks great and easy.

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          APackageAtTheDoor 5 years ago

          Love both cheesecake and chocolate. Nice lens, thanks!

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          JoshK47 5 years ago

          This looks super-tasty! Blessed by a SquidAngel! (Also, the answer to the question is... both!)

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          waterlily78 5 years ago

          Delicious looking lens!

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          WriterJanis2 5 years ago

          I would love to have a piece of the cheesecake you have featured at the top.

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