New York Chocolate Cheesecake

My family went to our family friends house for a father’s day party and I was put on dessert duty.  I have wanted to make chocolate cheesecake for a while and when I mentioned it to my dad his face lit up with joy.  This recipe is taken from Emeril Lagasse who is my favorite food network star.


  • 1 ½ cups of chocolate wafers
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 ½ (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  2. Grease the bottom of your 9-inch spring form pan.
  3. Crumble chocolate wafers
  4. In a bowl mix wafers, powdered sugar, and melted butter together.
  5. Press crumb mixture into the bottom of the pan, this is your crust.
  6. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean seeds until mixture is creamy.
  7. Add flour to mixture
  8. Melt chocolate and once the chocolate has come to room temperature add to the cream cheese mixture.
  9. Add sour cream
  10. Add eggs 1 at a time mixing on low
  11. Bake for 1 hour or until center is almost set.
  12. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Everyone at the party could not stop raving about this rich desert.  I will definitely have to make it again!



PS: I apologize I forgot to take a picture of the whole cake before half of it was eaten!


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