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A close up of a chocolate swirl cheesecake.

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

This cheesecake is simple to make, but that chocolate swirl makes it look very impressive!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 767kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3 8- ounce packages cream cheese room temperature
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening


  • To make the crust, preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Wrap the outside of a 10-inch springform pan in a double layer of foil. Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cocoa powder, and butter in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Press the crust into the pan to form a crust.
  • Prepare the filling by adding the room temperature cream cheese to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
  • Beat until creamy. Beat in the condensed milk. Add the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Prepare the chocolate swirl by melting the chocolate chips and shortening in a small, microwaveable bowl for 30 seconds on low speed. Stir until melted.
  • Drizzle half of the chocolate over the batter and use a wooden skewer to swirl it through the batter.
  • Gently pour the remaining cheesecake batter over the chocolate swirl. Repeat with the remaining chocolate.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Turn the oven off and leave the door closed. Let sit for 1 hour. Allowing the cheesecake to cool slowly in the warm oven will help prevent it from cracking.
  • Remove from the oven to the counter top to cool completely. Refrigerate for 4 hours or more before serving.


Serving: 8slices | Calories: 767kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 473mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 54g