Try this classic chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake recipe from Hershey’s

A classic chocolaty fudge truffle cheesecake recipe (3)

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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.

MORE TIPS: How to make a homemade graham cracker pie crust & other delicious crumb crusts like they did in the 50s, 60s & 70s

A classic chocolaty fudge truffle cheesecake recipe (2)

A classic chocolaty fudge truffle cheesecake recipe (3)

Hershey's chocolate fudge truffle cheesecake

Yield: 14
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1-1/2 cups of vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup of Hershey's cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup of melted butter or margarine
  • 12 ounces Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 14 ounces Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Start by making the chocolate crumb crust. 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.
  2. Press firmly on the bottom of the 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Now for the cheesecake. Heat oven to 300 F.
  4. Prepare the chocolate crumb crust; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, over very low heat, melt chocolate chips while stirring constantly.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until it's fluffy.
  6. Gradually beat in the sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  7. Add the melted chocolate chips and remaining ingredients; mix well.
  8. Pour into a prepared [springform cheesecake] pan.
  9. Bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until the center is set.
  10. Cool; chill. Refrigerate leftovers.


Makes one 9-inch cheesecake.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 546Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 305mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 2gSugar: 43gProtein: 10g

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  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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