A New York chocolate cheesecake is a sweet dessert composed of a mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, dark chocolate, eggs, sugar and flavors of vanilla or lemon, filing a crust of cookie crumbs (usually Graham crackers) cocoa powder and butter.

The New York cheesecake is made with a Philadelphia cream cheese (patented in 1872 by William Lawrence of Chester, New York), a fresh salty cheese.

The following recipe is a chocolate version.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time : 25 min
Rest time : 3 h 20 min
Cook time : 1 hour
Total time : 1 h 25 min + 3 h 20 min (rest)
Yield : 6 servings
Base :
2 cups biscuits
1 tsp bitter cocoa
1/2 cup butter
Cream :
1.5 cup cream cheese (Philadelpia)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
0.7 cup dark chocolate
3 tbsp flour
2 eggs
Finish :
1 pinch of bitter cocoa

Base :

  • Provide the base of a 10 inch pan with baking paper.
  • Put the cookies and cocoa in the bowl of a blender and reduce to flour.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan, add to the cookies and mix well.
  • Spread the mixture in the bottom of the mold, compact well with a spoon and refrigerate for 20 min.

Cream :

  • In a bowl, put the cheese, sour cream, sugar and flour.
  • Mix, then insert the first egg.
  • When it is well absorbed, add the second.
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, add to the mixture and stir with a spatula.

Assembly :

  • Pour the cream on the base.
  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 350° F.
  • Bake for about 1 h.
  • Take out of the oven and let cool, then put in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  • Garnish the cake with a pinch of cocoa.
  • Serve and enjoy !

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