Chocolate Donut Hole Cheesecake
This Chocolate Donut Hole Cheesecake might be the most over-the-top dessert I’ve created yet! It’s a smooth and creamy chocolate cheesecake filled with chocolate donut holes. But it doesn’t stop there! It’s topped with more donut holes and the perfect vanilla glaze. Absolutely delicious!
I couldn’t wait to post this cheesecake. Not only is it delicious and chocolatey, but it’s kind of awesome too. 🙂 I mean, donuts and cheesecake? Is it dessert, or is it breakfast? How about both! I’d gladly eat it morning, noon and night.
I started brain storming about fun donut recipes a few weeks ago when I went to watch the hubs play in a ProAm tennis tournament. There was some tasty food, including Krispy Kreme donuts. Of course I ate one of said donuts, which got me to thinking about how good donuts are.
Of course I could’ve just made a donut (which is on my list of things to do), but that just wasn’t what I wanted to do yet.
After toying with a few ideas, I decided this one was a winner!
I actually made a vanilla version first with Krispy Kreme donuts – the classic one – but it didn’t really turn out like I wanted. Because of the kind of donut (not cakey), it just kind of absorbed into the batter and lost it’s donut-y appeal. No good.
So I decided to go with a donut hole. And since I don’t have an actual Krispy Kreme store around me (I had to get the previous donuts at Publix – very sad), I went to Dunkin Donuts.
Now I know I could’ve made the donuts myself, but honestly. I like making some involved desserts at times, but I also am of a fan of shortcuts. If you want to make your own donuts feel free. But if not, hop on the easy train with me! Just make sure the donuts you use are cake ones. They hold up better in the cheesecake batter.
And since there aren’t vanilla cake donut holes, I got the chocolate! I mean, why didn’t I do that to begin with? Chocolate = happiness.
Chocolate donuts + chocolate cheesecake = double happiness!
When you get the perfect bite with a bit of cheesecake, donut and glaze all on the fork, it is soooo good! I’d say don’t worry about adding the extra donuts on top, if you want to cut back a bit, but not this time. Seriously. The extra donuts make it that much better.
And the glaze totally makes it! What is a donut without glaze, after all?! I recommend keeping some of the glaze handy for each and every slice you cut of this. The glaze tends to soak into the cheesecake as it sits – kind of like it does on the donuts, go figure! – and I love having pleny of it in each bit. So I add on a little extra with each slice. Bring on the sugar, baby! 🙂
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Chocolate Donut Hole Cheesecake
- Yield: 12-14 Slices 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups Oreo crumbs
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
- 24 ounces packages of cream cheese, room temperature (three 8 oz packages)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 2 tbsp flour
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 8–10 doughnut holes
GLAZE AND TOPPING
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (add more if needed for thickness)
- 3 tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- doughnut holes