← Back to Search Results
baking American
Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Recipe-15301

Photo by: Ditte Isager
Comments: 0


This New York-style cheesecake is rich and creamy, and made a little more decadent with swirls of melted dark chocolate. To cut through the richness, serve with a fresh fruit compote—blueberry or a mixture of berries, or other soft, tart fruit.

Yield: Serves 8-10


  • 1½ cups crushed graham crackers
  • 3 tablespoons ground toasted almonds
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate (minimum 65% cocoa solids), roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1¼ pounds cream cheese (about 2¾ cups)
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 325°F and butter a 9-inch-diameter springform cake pan. Use a food processor to mix the graham crackers with the almonds. Add the melted butter and pulse until the mixture comes together. Tip the mixture into the pan and press down with a spatula to form an even crust. Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 10-15 minutes.

Remove from the oven. Reduce the oven temperature to 275°F.

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir until the chocolate is smooth, then remove from the heat.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the rest of the ingredients using a hand-held electric mixer. Pour the mixture into the cake pan and tap the pan gently to level the mixture and remove any large air bubbles. Swirl the melted chocolate into the filling.

Bake until the filling is set around the sides but still wobbly in the center when you gently shake the pan, about 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside to cool slowly, preferably overnight. The filling will continue to set as it cools, and taking it out of the oven too soon may cause it to crack.

Remove the cheesecake from the springform pan and slide onto a serving plate. Best served chilled.

© 2008 Gordon Ramsay

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

This recipe serves 10.

459kcal (23%)
99mg (10%)
0mg (0%)
303mcg RAE (10%)
134mg (45%)
294mg (12%)
19g (93%)
34g (53%)
1mg (7%)

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

baked-new-frontiers-in-baking Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
by Matt Lewis, Renato Poliafito
allergy-free-desserts Allergy-Free Desserts
by Elizabeth Gordon
how-to-be-a-domestic-goddess How to be a Domestic Goddess
by Nigella Lawson
food-to-live-by Food to Live By
by Myra Goodman
the-south-american-table-the-flavor-and-soul-of-authentic-home-cooking-from-patagonia-to-rio-de-janeiro-with-450-recipes The South American Table: T...
by Maria Baez Kijac
daves-dinners-a-fresh-approach-to-home-cooked-meals Dave's Dinners: A Fresh App...
by Dave Lieberman
west-coast-cooking West Coast Cooking
by Greg Atkinson
living-raw-food Living Raw Food
by Sarma Melngailis
the-gourmet-cookbook The Gourmet Cookbook
by Ruth Reichl
young-and-hungry-more-than-100-recipes-for-cooking-fresh-and-affordable-food-for-everyone Young and Hungry: More Than...
by Dave Lieberman
new-american-table New American Table
by Marcus Samuelsson, Marcus Samuelsson
complete-book-of-indian-cooking-350-recipes-from-the-regions-of-india Complete Book of Indian Coo...
by Suneeta Vaswani
fresh-from-the-market Fresh from the Market
by Laurent Tourondel
down-home-with-the-neelys-a-southern-family-cookbook Down Home with the Neelys: ...
by Gina Neely, Pat Neely
amor-y-tacos Amor Y Tacos
by Deborah Schneider

Thanks for signing up!

You'll receive an activation email in your inbox shortly. Don't forget to click that link and activate your new Cookstr.com account!

Already a member? Sign in here

Sign up for Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?