Easy Choc Chip Cheesecake Recipe – With 2 Fun Variations

This easy choc chip cheesecake recipe is incredibly unique and versatile. You can make it baked, no-bake, and with choc chip cookies too!

Don’t you just love 3-in-1 recipes? Let’s have a look at exactly how you can make three different cheesecakes from our single easy choc chip cheesecake recipe.

Easy Choc Chip Cheesecake Recipe – What Is This Recipe About?

This easy choc chip cheesecake recipe we are making today is quite versatile and unique. We mean, have you ever heard of a chocolate chip cheesecake? While there are a ton of cream cheese and chocolate chips recipes out there, none of them can stack up to this one!

This is technically a 3-way recipe. You can make it baked, no-bake, or with chocolate chip cookie crumbs!

To make it, we used a baked cheesecake recipe as the basis, but then simply add in some mini chocolate chips. And, the best part is that you can use any flavor of chocolate chips that you’d like.

We also decided that using a chocolate wafer biscuit crumb would further add chocolate flavors which will pair well with the chocolate chips.

This recipe is incredibly easy to make and surprisingly versatile. You can use any cheesecake recipe and just fold in some chocolate chips. So, we will discuss some variations of this easy choc chip cheesecake recipe that we love the most!

Can you make a chocolate chip cheesecake recipe no-bake version?

To make a no-bake version, you can simply remove the eggs from our recipe below and add another 8 ounces of cream cheese. It’s as simple as that!

However, you can also use a completely different no-bake cheesecake recipe if you’d like. There are many recipes out there that only need 3 ingredients – cream cheese, sweetener, and flavorings.

Can you make a chocolate chip cookie cheesecake?

This is an even more unique variation of this concept! Instead of adding chocolate chips, you can add actual crumbed chocolate chip cookie pieces.

Not only will this add that chocolatey flavor you are looking for, but it will also add some crunchy textures! While you can technically make a no-bake choc chip cookie cheesecake, it works better for baked versions.

But, if you don’t love that idea, you can also just use chocolate chip cookies to make the cheesecake crust.

What You Will Need For This Easy Choc Chip Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients for the chocolate crust

  • 2 cups chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted and cooled

Ingredients for the cheesecake

  • 24 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips  of your choice (we prefer semi-sweet)

Equipment

  • 9-inch springform cake pan
  • Non-stick baking paper or cooking spray
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Food processor
  • Cooling rack
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric hand or stand mixer
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Plastic or saran wrap

Step-by-step Tutorial – Easy Choc Chip Cheesecake Recipe

Step 1: Make the chocolate cheesecake crust

Preheat your oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Then, line a 9-inch springform cake pan with non-stick baking paper or cooking spray.

Then, combine all of the crust ingredients in a food processor and blend until you have a uniform fine crumb. Press the crumb into your baking pan. You can flatten it with the back of a flat measuring cup.

Then, partially bake the crust for 8-10 minutes. Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature.

Step 2: Make the chocolate chip cheesecake filling

Lower the oven temperature to 320ºF (160ºC).

To make the filling, start by combining the cream cheese and caster sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat them until they become light and fluffy and the sugar has completely dissolved. Then, quickly mix in the vanilla extract.

Now, add large eggs one at a time. Make sure to mix the batter well after every addition, but only until the egg is just incorporated. Then, once the final egg is added, mix until it is completely incorporated.

Lastly, add the chocolate chips of your choice. You can leave a few separately which you will add to the top of your batter.

Step 3: Bake and cool your cheesecake

Pour the cheesecake batter into the crust-lined baking pan and smooth out the top. If you reserved any chocolate chips, gently place them on top of your cheesecake to slightly stick out.

Then, bake the cheesecake for roughly 60-80 minutes. To check the doneness, jiggle the cheesecake. If only the inner 1 to 2-inches still wobble, then the cheesecake is finished baking.

To cool the cheesecake, first, switch off the oven and crack the door slightly. Then, allow it to cool for an hour. After an hour, remove the cheesecake and cool it at room temperature for another hour. Finally, wrap the entire cake pan with plastic or saran wrap and store it in the fridge for at least 6 hours.

Tips And Tricks For Making An Easy Choc Chip Cheesecake Recipe

  • You can use any type of chocolate chip that you’d like. We prefer using semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe, but you can also make it a dark chocolate chip cheesecake or white chocolate chip cheesecake.
  • This easy choc chip cheesecake recipe is quite beautiful as is. But, you can still garnish it with your favorite toppings, sauces, or accompaniments like berries. Fresh berries work very well with semi-sweet chocolate chips or white chocolate chips.
  • To remove the set cheesecake from the baking pan, first, slide a semi-heated sharp thin knife around the edges. Then, release the clasp and remove the sides of the cake pan completely. Finally, carefully slide the cheesecake from the base and serve on a cake stand or cake board.

What kind of chocolate chips do you bake with

Easy Choc Chip Cheesecake Recipe – Final Thoughts

As you can see, this is an incredibly easy choc chip cheesecake recipe that you can whip up in no time! If you instantly fell in love with this recipe, let us know and share it with your fellow bakers! We guarantee they will become just as obsessed with it!

Read more about Scrumptious Easy Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars From Cake Mix.

FAQs

What kind of chocolate chips do you bake with?

There isn't a specific type of chocolate chips you should use for baking. But, there are a variety of flavors you can choose from. You can use anything that works well with the other flavors of your recipe or that you like. Semi-sweet chocolate chips are always a safe neutral option. This is usually between 40-70% cacao. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate chips are also available.

easy choc chip cheesecake recipe

Easy Choc Chip Cheesecake

Ingredients
  

For the chocolate crust

  • 2 cups chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted and cooled

For the cheesecake

  • 24 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips  of your choice (we prefer semi-sweet)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Then, line a 9-inch springform cake pan with non-stick baking paper or cooking spray.
    Then, combine all of the crust ingredients in a food processor and blend until you have a uniform fine crumb. Press the crumb into your baking pan. You can flatten it with the back of a flat measuring cup.
    Then, partially bake the crust for 8-10 minutes. Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool at room temperature.
  • Lower the oven temperature to 320ºF (160ºC).
    To make the filling, start by combining the cream cheese and caster sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat them until they become light and fluffy and the sugar has completely dissolved. Then, quickly mix in the vanilla extract.
    Now, add large eggs one at a time. Make sure to mix the batter well after every addition, but only until the egg is just incorporated. Then, once the final egg is added, mix until it is completely incorporated.
    Lastly, add the chocolate chips of your choice. You can leave a few separately which you will add to the top of your batter.
  • Pour the cheesecake batter into the crust-lined baking pan and smooth out the top. If you reserved any chocolate chips, gently place them on top of your cheesecake to slightly stick out.
    Then, bake the cheesecake for roughly 60-80 minutes. To check the doneness, jiggle the cheesecake. If only the inner 1 to 2-inches still wobble, then the cheesecake is finished baking.
    To cool the cheesecake, first, switch off the oven and crack the door slightly. Then, allow it to cool for an hour. After an hour, remove the cheesecake and cool it at room temperature for another hour. Finally, wrap the entire cake pan with plastic or saran wrap and store it in the fridge for at least 6 hours.