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Black Forest Cherry Cheesecake

Black Forest Cherry Cheesecake

This cheesecake is amazingly chocolatey and delicious. It screams out the cherry flavour. Definitely worth the effort.















Cherry topping:
2 cups dark sweet pitted cherries
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 ⅓ cups graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter
or stick margarine, melted
1 large egg whites
nonstick cooking spray
1 cup sour cream, non-fat
½ cup milk, sweetened condensed
fat free
8 ounces cream cheese (nonfat)
1 ¼ cups sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
½ cup mini chocolate chips
36 bing (sweet) cherries
dark, pitted and halved


To prepare the cherry topping:

Place 2 cups cherries in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth.

Combine the puréed cherries, ¼ cup sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch in a small saucepan.

Bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour cherry topping into a bowl; cover and chill.

To prepare the crust:

Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃) F.

Combine crumbs, ¼ cup sugar, butter, and egg white in a bowl; toss with a fork until well-blended.

Press crumb mixture into the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes; cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 300°.

To prepare the filling:

Combine sour cream, milk, and cheeses in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Add 1¼ cups sugar, cocoa, vanilla, and eggs; beat well. Stir in minichips. Pour cheese mixture into prepared pan.

Bake at 300° for 50 minutes or until almost set (center will not be firm, but will set up as it chills).

Turn oven off; cool cheesecake in closed oven 40 minutes. Remove from oven; cool on a wire rack.

Spread cherry topping over cheesecake. Top with cherry halves. Cover and chill 8 hours.


* not incl. in nutrient facts



about 8 years

This is absolutely delicious, we made this cheesecake last Saturday when my father-in law and brother-in law came over, and first thing, we made the chocolate wafer by ourselves, which turned out very well; and the low-fat sour cream gave the extra creaminess and delicious sourness, meanwhile cut down the fat level, a few tablespoons of cocoa powder didn't let the chocolate flavour overwhelm; the cherry puree with halved fresh cherries was another hit, which really brought the whole flavour together, everyone loved this cheesecake!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 74g (2.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 18522% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 128mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 8% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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