🍒 Black Forest Cheesecake Recipe 🍫

Black Forest Cheesecake is a delicious dessert that mixes the tart and sweet taste of cherries with the rich flavors of chocolate cheesecake. This sophisticated dessert has a layer of creamy chocolate cheesecake, a layer of chocolate cookie crust, and a cherry topping. Whipped cream and chocolate shavings are used as garnishes. Ideal for milestone events or anytime you want to savor a genuinely opulent treat. 🍒🍫


For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (about 24 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Cheesecake:

  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted and slightly cooled

For the Cherry Topping:

  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

For Garnish:

  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate shavings or curls


Prepare the Crust:

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  1. Make the Crust:
  • In a medium bowl, mix the chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter until well combined. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the prepared springform pan. Set aside.

Prepare the Cheesecake:

  1. Mix the Cream Cheese:
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the granulated sugar and cocoa powder, and beat until well combined.
  1. Add the Eggs:
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the sour cream and vanilla extract until smooth.
  1. Add the Chocolate:
  • Stir in the melted chocolate chips until the mixture is fully combined and smooth.
  1. Bake the Cheesecake:
  • Pour the cheesecake batter over the prepared crust. Smooth the top with a spatula. Bake in the preheated oven for 55-65 minutes, or until the center is set and just slightly jiggly.
  1. Cool the Cheesecake:
  • Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside with the door slightly open for about an hour. This helps prevent cracking. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Then refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Add the Cherry Topping:

  1. Top with Cherries:
  • Once the cheesecake is fully chilled, spread the cherry pie filling evenly over the top of the cheesecake.

Garnish and Serve:

  1. Add Whipped Cream and Chocolate:
  • Before serving, garnish the cheesecake with whipped cream and chocolate shavings or curls.
  1. Serve:
    • Slice and serve the cheesecake. Enjoy the rich, decadent flavors of this Black Forest Cheesecake!

A rich and luscious dessert that’s ideal for special occasions or when you want to treat yourself to something really decadent is black forest cheesecake. It’s hard to resist the mix of smooth cheesecake, sweet-tart cherries, and rich chocolate. Savor each taste of this sophisticated dessert! 🍒🍫