A classic chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake recipe

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Tips to make a perfect cheesecake

1. Avoid overbaking the cheesecake to minimize cracking.

2. Also to minimize cracking while cooking the cheesecake, run a knife tip around the edge of the pan so the cake can pull away as it contracts.

3. Allow the cheesecake to cool to room temperature (away from drafts) to room temperature before chilling it thoroughly.

4. After cake has completely cooled, gently loosen it from the pan side with the tip of a knife while slowly releasing the pan clamp.

5. If you want to freeze the cheesecake, do so before it is garnished.

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Fudge truffle cheesecake recipe

Ingredients

Chocolate crumb pie crust
2 cups (12-ounce package) Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 packages (8-ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

Heat oven to 300 F. Prepare the chocolate crumb crust; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, over very low heat, melt chocolate chips while stirring constantly.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until it’s fluffy. Gradually beat in the sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add the melted chocolate chips and remaining ingredients; mix well.

Pour into a prepared [springform cheesecake] pan. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until the center is set. Cool; chill. Refrigerate leftovers.

Makes one 9-inch cheesecake

Chocolate crumb crust

Directions

In a medium-sized bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups of vanilla wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1/3 cup of Hershey’s cocoa and 1/3 cup of melted butter or margarine. Press firmly on the bottom of the 9-inch springform pan.

Hershey’s rich cocoa fudge recipe from the ’70s & ’80s

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One Response

  1. Best Chocolate Cheesecake Ive ever made!! Rich, Great Taste!! I just sent this recipe to my Great Nephew he loves to bake and hoping he enjoys this as much as I do!

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