No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Why bake it. [Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Creamy, chocolaty, and best of all...no bake!

About the Author: Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, recipe developer, former bakery owner, and author of the new cookbook One Bowl Baking: Simple From Scratch Recipes for Delicious Desserts (Running Press, October 2013), and available at Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Powell's, The Book Depository. Watch her culinary stylings on the America's Test Kitchen television show. Follow her Chocoholic, Chicken Dinners, Singapore Stories and One Bowl Baking columns on Serious Eats. Follow Yvonne on Twitter as she explores Singapore.

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No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 12
Active time:15 minutes
Total time:4 hours
Special equipment:8-inch springform pan
This recipe appears in: Chocoholic: No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
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Ingredients

  • 10 ounces chocolate cookie wafers (such as Nabisco Famous wafers)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) plus 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • Cocoa powder for dusting

Procedures

  1. 1

    Pulse cookie crumbs and granulated sugar in food processor until fine. Place in a large bowl and toss with melted butter until moistened. Firmly press into the bottom and 1 1/2-inches up sides of an 8-inch springform pan.

  2. 2

    Using a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until light and creamy, about 1 minute, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Reduce speed to low and mix in vanilla, sour cream, and melted chocolate until smooth and homogenous.

  3. 3

    Spoon mixture into crust and smooth top. Chill until set, about 4 hours. Dust with cocoa powder and let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature before serving.

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