Easy No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

This No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake is made with both melted chocolate and cocoa powder and is set in a chocolate Oreo crust! It’s made without gelatin or Cool Whip and makes an easy, delicious cheesecake!

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake - thick, creamy and made with both melted chocolate and cocoa powder and set in a chocolate Oreo crust!No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake - thick, creamy and made with both melted chocolate and cocoa powder and set in a chocolate Oreo crust!

While I love a good baked cheesecake, there are times when no bake is exactly what you need. Easy, quick to put together and perfect for that chocolate craving.

And putting this No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake together couldn’t be simpler. It starts with a classic Oreo crust, which is one of my favorite kinds of crust. Grind up some Oreos in your food processor until you are left with fine crumbs, then add some melted butter. I’m often asked about the filling of the Oreos and you want to leave that in when you grind up the cookies. It’s part of what helps bind the crust together.

Place the crust in the fridge to firm up while you make the filling.

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake - thick, creamy and made with both melted chocolate and cocoa powder and set in a chocolate Oreo crust!No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake - thick, creamy and made with both melted chocolate and cocoa powder and set in a chocolate Oreo crust!

How to make a No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

The filling is made with pretty straightforward cheesecake ingredients. You’ll want to start with a good quality cream cheese that’s at room temperature so that it’s easier to blend together and you don’t get lumps. Some sugar is added to sweeten things up, because when left on it’s own, cream cheese is a bit tangy.

Next up is the star of the show – the chocolate! To create both great taste and great texture, I use a combination of melted chocolate and powdered cocoa. The melted chocolate gives the cheesecake a really smooth chocolate flavor and thicker texture, while the cocoa amplifies the chocolate and gives a stronger flavor.

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Once blended, some homemade whipped cream is added to lighten things up a bit. You get a texture that resembles the light, yet dense texture of a baked cheesecake. When complete, the cheesecake is set in the fridge to firm up.

And finally, the cheesecake is topped with some more homemade whipped cream. I also added some strawberry halves and a mix of sprinkles and mini chocolate chips, but feel free to add whatever you like. Fresh fruit will pair great with this No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake, as well as adding more chocolate – because there can never be too much!

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake - thick, creamy and made with both melted chocolate and cocoa powder and set in a chocolate Oreo crust!No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake - thick, creamy and made with both melted chocolate and cocoa powder and set in a chocolate Oreo crust!

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Easy No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

This No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake is thick, creamy and made with both melted chocolate and cocoa powder and is set in a chocolate Oreo crust!

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes, plus setting time
  • Yield: 12-14 slices
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Oreo Crust

  • 2 3/4 cups (369g) oreo cookie crumbs (about 31 oreos)
  • 5 tbsp (70g) salted butter, melted

Chocolate Cheesecake Filling

  • 24 oz (678g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (104g) sugar
  • 3 tbsp natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 3/4 cup (86g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1/2 cup (58g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Desired toppings, such as fresh fruit, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc.

Instructions

1. In a small bowl, combine the Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter and mix well.
2. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Set in the fridge to chill.
3. In a large mixer bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and cocoa until it’s well combined and smooth.
4. Add the melted chocolate and mix until well combined and smooth.
5. In another large mixer bowl, add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
6. Carefully fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture in two parts until well combined.
7. Add the filling to the crust and spread into an even layer.
8. Refrigerate cheesecake until firm, 5-6 hours or overnight.
9. To finish off the cheesecake, remove it from the springform pan and set on a plate or serving platter.
10. Add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract for the whipped cream topping to a large mixer bowl. Whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
11. Pipe swirls of whipped cream around the edge of the cheesecake. Top the cheesecake off with your desired toppings, such as strawberries, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc.
12. Refrigerate cheesecake until ready to serve. Cheesecake is best for 3-4 days.

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Enjoy!

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake - thick, creamy and made with both melted chocolate and cocoa powder and set in a chocolate Oreo crust!