No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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This No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake recipe is made with melted chocolate, cocoa powder and a crunchy Oreo cookie crust! An easy and delicious chocolate cheesecake that’s a chocolate lover’s dream.

Looking for more no-bake cheesecake flavors? Try my No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake or my No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake!

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An Easy No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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.

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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.

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!

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Recipe

Easy No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

  • Author: Life, Love and Sugar
  • Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake recipe is made with melted chocolate, cocoa powder and a crunchy Oreo cookie crust! An easy and delicious chocolate cheesecake that’s a chocolate lover’s dream.


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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!

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24 Comments
  1. E

    I made this recipe a few months ago and it tasted great! saved it but today I wanted to make it but don’t have enough cream cheese, is there any way to reduce it?

  2. Stacey

    I made this for Mother’s Day. It was a little time consuming but SO worth it and much easier than the traditional cheesecake. It was very very good and got rave reviews from my family.

  3. Elizabeth MacPherson

    Made this cheesecake for a valentines dinner with special friends. It was a great hit and all requested a copy of the recipe. Thank you so much for sharing

  4. Sherry

    I would like to add Red food coloring for Christmas, making the cheesecakes in individual cups for a party. Do you think adding the coloring will effect it in any way negatively?

    1. Lindsay

      Adding red to a chocolate cheesecake might not give you a true red color, but if you aren’t to add it, I’d suggest using gel icing color so you aren’t having to add too much and thin out the filling.

  5. Krithika

    This looks amazing! I’ve made cheesecake before, but it was baked. Do you think this would hold in a car for about an hour?
    Also, could I bake the crust for about 10 minutes to crisp it up a bit?

      1. Krithika

        This was delicious! Next time I won’t bake the base, or bake for a very short time. It was very hard and close to impossible to cut easily.

  6. Marta Brown

    Made your nobake cheesecake. I went one step further and made chocolate rice krispe crust to make it gluten free. Very smooth, pretty, and deliciouse. Thanks

  7. Sandra Vines

    I want to make this, but I don’t have a springform pan. Do you think a regular pie pan would work?

  8. Sabrina Thomas

    I have made several of your recipes and the one’s that I’ve tried have been a big hit. Thanks for posting such great recipes.

  9. Suzy-q

    Nice! Who can resist chocolate? Not me!!!! Besides being quick and easy, it looks delicious–
    creamy and oh so chocolatey. Thanks, Lindsay!!! Have a great day.

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