Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake

Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake Recipe
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 70 minutes | Servings: 8


Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake
Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake

Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of this Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake. This creamy and luscious dessert is perfect for any special occasion or simply as a treat for yourself.


The combination of chocolate and amaretto in a cheesecake is a classic flavor pairing that has been enjoyed for many years. This recipe takes that traditional flavor profile and puts a unique twist on it with the addition of light cream cheese and cottage cheese for a lighter and healthier version of this beloved dessert.


How to prepare

  1. Sprinkle chocolate wafer crumbs in the bottom of a 7-inch spring-form pan.
  2. Set it aside.
  3. Position the knife blade in the food processor bowl.
  4. Add cream cheese and the next 7 ingredients, process until smooth.
  5. Add the egg and process just until blended.
  6. Fold in chocolate morsels.
  7. Slowly pour the mixture over the crumbs in the pan.
  8. Bake at 300°F (149°C) for 65 to 70 minutes or until the cheesecake is set.
  9. Let it cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  10. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours.
  11. Remove the sides of the pan and transfer the cheesecake to a serving platter.
  12. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired.


  • Swap out the chocolate wafers for graham crackers or chocolate graham crackers for a different flavor profile.
  • Add chopped nuts or a swirl of raspberry sauce on top for added texture and flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature before starting to ensure a smooth and creamy cheesecake.

- Be careful not to overmix the batter, as this can result in a dense and tough cheesecake.

- Use a water bath while baking to prevent cracks in the cheesecake.

- Allow the cheesecake to cool completely before chilling in the refrigerator to set properly.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cocoa powder for an extra decadent touch.

Cooking Techniques

Use a food processor to ensure a smooth and creamy cheesecake batter.

- Bake the cheesecake in a water bath to prevent cracks and ensure even cooking.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have amaretto, you can substitute with almond extract for a similar flavor.

- You can use full-fat cream cheese and cottage cheese for a richer and creamier cheesecake.

Make Ahead Tips

This Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the cheesecake with chocolate curls, fresh berries, or a dusting of powdered sugar for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake with a glass of amaretto liqueur or a cup of coffee for a delightful dessert experience.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers of this Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, allow the cheesecake to come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of this Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of this Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of this Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake contains approximately 12 grams of fats.


Each serving of this Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake contains approximately 8 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

This Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake is a good source of calcium, vitamin A, and iron.


This recipe contains dairy (cream cheese, cottage cheese, egg) and may contain nuts (amaretto). Please check for allergens before consuming.


This Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake is a delicious dessert option that is relatively low in carbohydrates and fats, making it a healthier choice for those watching their intake.


This Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake is a delicious and indulgent dessert that is perfect for any occasion. With its rich and creamy texture and decadent chocolate flavor, it is sure to be a hit with all who try it. Enjoy this dessert as a special treat for yourself or share it with friends and family for a memorable dining experience.

How did I get this recipe?

I have a clear memory of the first time I discovered this recipe for Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake. It was during a trip to Italy many years ago, when I stumbled upon a quaint little bakery in the heart of Florence. The smell of freshly baked pastries wafted through the air, drawing me in like a moth to a flame.

As I entered the bakery, I was greeted by the sweet aroma of chocolate and amaretto. My mouth watered at the sight of the decadent cheesecake on display, its rich chocolatey filling topped with a generous drizzle of amaretto-infused whipped cream. I knew I had to try it.

I struck up a conversation with the baker, a friendly Italian woman named Sofia. She was more than happy to share her recipe with me, explaining each step in detail as she mixed the ingredients together with practiced precision.

The key to the perfect Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake, she told me, was in the quality of the ingredients. Fresh eggs, rich cream cheese, and the finest dark chocolate were essential for achieving that perfect balance of flavors.

Sofia's passion for baking was evident in every word she spoke, and I could sense her pride in sharing her recipe with me. I listened intently, taking mental notes as she walked me through the process of making the cheesecake from scratch.

First, she showed me how to make the buttery graham cracker crust, pressing the mixture into the bottom of a springform pan with the deft touch of someone who had done it a thousand times before. Next came the creamy filling, a luscious blend of cream cheese, sugar, and eggs, flavored with a generous splash of amaretto liqueur.

But it was the final step that truly set this cheesecake apart – the addition of melted dark chocolate, folded gently into the batter to create a marbled effect that was as beautiful as it was delicious.

As Sofia slid the cheesecake into the oven to bake, I couldn't help but marvel at the magic unfolding before my eyes. The tantalizing scent of chocolate and amaretto filled the bakery, promising a dessert that would be nothing short of spectacular.

After what seemed like an eternity, the cheesecake emerged from the oven, its golden crust glistening in the soft light of the bakery. Sofia deftly removed the springform pan, revealing a masterpiece that was almost too beautiful to eat.

But eat it we did, savoring each rich, creamy bite of Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake as if it were the last dessert on earth. The flavors melded together perfectly, the dark chocolate and amaretto complementing each other in a symphony of sweetness that danced on my taste buds.

As I bid Sofia farewell and thanked her for sharing her recipe with me, I knew that this cheesecake would become a staple in my own repertoire of desserts. It was a taste of Italy that I would carry with me wherever I went, a reminder of the warmth and generosity of the people I had met along my culinary journey.

And so, armed with Sofia's recipe and a newfound passion for baking, I returned home ready to recreate the magic of that Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake in my own kitchen. With each batch I made, I felt a connection to the Italian baker who had inspired me, her spirit living on in every decadent slice of cheesecake I shared with friends and family.

To this day, whenever I bake a Chocolate-Amaretto Cheesecake, I am transported back to that bakery in Florence, to the warmth of the Italian sun on my face and the taste of pure, unadulterated joy on my lips. And for that, I am eternally grateful to Sofia, the woman who first introduced me to the magic of this unforgettable dessert.


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