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Slice of Triple Chocolate Cheesecake on a white plate with a fork. Rest of cheesecake in the background.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

If you are a lover of chocolate like me, this is a must try cheesecake recipe. I am going to show you how to make this triple chocolate cheesecake recipe in the oven.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Oven rest time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Slices



  • 1/2 Stick Butter melted
  • 45 Chocolate Animal Cookies or another type of dry chocolate cookie

Cheesecake Mixture:

  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese room temp
  • 6 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3 oz Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Splenda or sugar

Ganache Topping:

  • 4 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips that is about 1/2 cup
  • 2 oz Heavy Whipping Cream that is about 1/4 cup


  • Preheat the oven to 325

Making Crust:

  • In a food processor chop the chocolate cookies into a fine crumb. Then pour in melted butter and mix well.
  • Grease your cheesecake pan well and pack the crumb mixture on the bottom of the pan. Set aside.

Cheesecake Mixture:

  • In double boiler, add about a cup of water to bottom pot, bring to a boil then turn off. mixture.
  • Place the top pot over the water pot and add your cream and chocolate chips for the cheesecake mixture to the top pot. Stir continuously until melted and fully blended. Let cool while you mix the cheesecake
  • In the food processor or mixer, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth.
  • Then add in the sweetener, cocoa powder, vanilla, and eggs and mix again. You may need to scrape down the sides to make sure it all gets mixed in.
  • Add in a few spoonfuls of the chocolate mixture and mix. Keep doing this a few spoonfuls at a time until all the chocolate mixture is mixed in.
  • Pour cheesecake mixture over crust.
  • Wrap pan in foil and place inside another baking dish. Fill the other dish with water till it is about 1/4 inch below the top of the foil.
  • Place in center of the preheated oven. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Then turn off the oven, leave the door closed and allow to sit in the oven for another 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and place on the counter to cool for one hour.

Ganache Topping:

  • Using the double boiler again, repeat the same steps you did for the cheesecake with the ganache topping ingredients. After fully mixed allow to cool for just a few minutes.
  • Remove the outer ring to the cheesecake. Pour the ganache over the cheesecake use a icing spatula or silicone spatula to push the chocolate to the outer edges.
  • Place in the fridge and allow the whole thing to fully chill. I like to leave over night.
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