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Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake: An Easy Cherry Cheesecake Recipe

(2 Votes)
SERVES
8
COOK TIME
35 Min
READY IN
35 Min

This is no ordinary chocolate cheesecake recipe! If you like ooey, gooey chocolate-covered cherries, grab a fork and a tall glass of ice-cold milk and get ready to indulge in our awesome Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake recipe! This cherry cheesecake recipe is great for holidays or anytime throughout the year. Who could resist the combination of chocolate and cherry? Not us, that's for sure!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries, well drained, divided
  • 1/2 cup (3-ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
     
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until thoroughly combined.
     
  3. Set aside 8 cherries for garnish, then coarsely chop rest. Add chopped cherries and chocolate chips to cream cheese mixture; mix well, then pour  into pie crust.
     
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is firm. Chill 1 hour, then spread on whipped topping and sprinkle with cocoa. Garnish with remaining cherries. Cover loosely and chill until ready to serve.
     
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