Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins
  • Servings: 10-12
  • Ingredients

  • 1cupvanilla wafer crumbs( about 30 wafers)
  • 1/4 cupcocoa
  • 1/4 cuppowdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick) or 1/4 cupmargarine, melted( 1/2 stick)
  • 3packagescream cheese, softened( 8 oz. each)
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 3tablespoonsflour
  • 1teaspoonpumpkin pie spice, ground
  • 1cupcanned pumpkin
  • 4eggs
  • 1 1/2 cupsmini chocolate chips
  • to tastesemi-sweet chocolate leaves(optional)
  • Directions

  • Heat oven to 350’F.
  • In medium bowl, combine crumbs, cocoa and powdered sugar; stir in butter.
  • Press mixture onto bottom and 1/2 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.
  • Bake 8 minutes; cool slightly.
  • increase oven temperature to 400 F.
  • In large mixer bowl, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar; flour and pumpkin pie spice until well blended.
  • Add pumpkin and eggs; beat until well blended.
  • Stir in small chocolate chips; pour into prepared Crust. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 250 F; continue baking 50 minutes.
  • Remove from oven to cooling rack; loosen cake from rim of pan.
  • Cool completely; remove rim.
  • Refrigerate. Garnish with chocolate leaves, if desired.
  • Cover; refrigerate leftovers.
  • Reviews

  • “I agree with the angel choir. Lovely recipe, big hit at the party.”

  • “I’m not sure how to rate this.Everyone seemed to like it well enough, but no one raved about it, and I, personally, did not care for it.I felt the combination of flavors kind of cancelled eachother out.Of course, I should tell you that I didn’t exactly follow the directions.I added the rest of the can of pumpkin (about another 1/3 c.) and doubled the spices after tasting the batter and thinking it was fairly bland.In the end, it was a lovely, moist, dense, even pretty cheesecake…I’m just not sure it was my cup of tea!”

  • “I’m pretty sure I heard the Angel Choir sing “ahhhh” when I took the first bite-seriously, AMAZING. Definately will be staying in my recipe drawer-awesome! AND easy to make!”

  • “As a rule, I do not like pumpkin desserts.However, the chocolate offset the strong pumpkin flavor, and wow it is good.I got several compliments on this and now I can feel that I am an American on Thanksgiving.”

  • “This was tonight’s dessert and I must say WHOA!!Chocolate and pumpkin are two of my favorite things and to combine them in a cheesecake is just sinful!! I’m writing this comment just to occupy myself and not eat anymore!!!MUST TRY THIS!”

  • “Oh how I wish I had not found this recipe!No will power when it comes to this one.This has to be THE best recipe I have found to date on zaar.I would give it more than 5 stars if I could and I have never done that before.I doubled the crust part and then for the cheese cake part I 1 1/2 it.Oh my MY MY nobody could stay away from it!It was a litte bit cheesy, a little bit spicy, a little bit chocolaty all rolled in to one! You bet I will make again.Thanks for one perfect recipe!”

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