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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Chocolate chip cheesecake is a delicious dessert made with a smooth and creamy texture and a generous amount of chocolate chips.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 inch round cheesecake


Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/2 cup graham crackers crumbs (about 10 large crackers)
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

  • 4-8 ounce full fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup full fat sour cream
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 large eggs + 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips


Graham Cracker Crust

  • Preheat oven to 300F.
  • Place graham crackers into a food processor and pulse until a fine crumb is made. You will need about 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs.
  • Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter into a small bowl. Stir until well mixed.
  • Place mixture into your springform pan and gently press down until bottom of pan is completely covered. Bake for about 8 minutes until crust is firm and set.

Cheesecake Filling

  • In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and sour cream on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Add sugar, salt, and vanilla to cream cheese mixture and mix on low until all ingredients are completely combined.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing on low speed after each egg just until ingredients are combined. Be sure not to over mix.
  • Add chocolate chips to cheesecake batter and gently fold, or stir, until chocolate chips are evenly distrubuted throughout the batter.
  • Pour cheesecake filling onto baked graham cracker crust and smooth with a baking spatula.
  • Prepare your water bath. Wrap springform pan with aluminum foil to make sure water does not get into the pan. Place pan into the water bath and bake for 55 minutes or until center is no longer jiggly.


  • See blog post for more information on using water baths when baking cheesecakes.
Keyword cheesecake, chocolate chip cheesecake