Prep Time
30 Mins
Cook Time
5 Mins
Cool Time
5 Mins
Bake Time
1 Hour 35 Mins
Stand Time
15 Mins
Chill Time
8 Hours
Makes 10 to 12 servings

This cheesecake has a scrumptious homemade fudge brownie crust.

How to Make It

Step 1

Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate squares in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and cool 5 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups sugar. Add 2 eggs, 1 at a time, blending well after each addition. Add milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add flour and salt; stirring until well blended. Spread mixture evenly into a lightly greased 9-inch springform pan.

Step 2

Bake at 325° for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool in pan on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 300°.

Step 3

Beat cream cheese and remaining 3/4 cup sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla, beating just until blended. Add remaining 3 eggs, 1 at a time, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Add sour cream and melted semisweet chocolate squares, beating just until blended.

Step 4

Spoon cherry pie filling evenly over prepared crust. Pour chocolate cheesecake mixture over cherry pie filling.

Step 5

Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until edges of cheesecake are set. (Center of cheesecake will not appear set.) Turn oven off; let cheesecake stand in oven 15 minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven; gently run a knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill 8 hours. Release and remove sides of pan; serve with desired toppings.

Ratings & Reviews

Raykei's Review

December 14, 2013

arianne13102's Review

August 17, 2011
This was really, really good and I dont even like cheesecake! Definitely will make again.

jenniferkatie's Review

April 21, 2011
This was WONDERFUL!! Made a yummy brownie crust (more like a full size brownie thickness with a cherry and cheesecake topping)...YUMMY!! I would post a pic if there were a way to do that but it is well worth the work! :)

terrible's Review

September 24, 2010
Is this the right picture?