Le cheesecake or cheesecake is the North American version of cheesecake.

It is a sweet dessert composed of a mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, sugar and flavors of vanilla or lemon, on a crust of cookie crumbs (usually graham crackers) and butter.

The New York Cheesecake is made with a Philadelphia cream cheese (patented in 1872 by William Lawrence of Chester, New York), fresh salty cheese.

The following recipe is for a New York chocolate cheesecake.

Level of difficulty: easy
Preparation time : 25 min
Rest time : 3 20 h min
Cooking time : 1 hours
Total time : 1 h 25 min + 3 h 20 min (rest)
Ingredients: 6 people
180 g of biscuits
1 C. to c. bitter cocoa
100 g butter
300 g of cheese spread
200 g sour cream
100 g sugar
120 g dark chocolate
3 c. to s. of flour
2 eggs
1 pinch of bitter cocoa

Base :

  • Provide the base of a mold 20 to 22 cm in diameter with baking paper.
  • Put the cookies and cocoa in the bowl of a blender and reduce to flour.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan, add to the cookies and mix well.
  • Spread the mixture in the bottom of the mold, compact well with a spoon and refrigerate for 20 min.


  • In a bowl, put the cheese, sour cream, sugar and flour.
  • Mix, then insert the first egg.
  • When it is well absorbed, add the second.
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, add to the mixture and stir with a spatula.


  • Pour the cream on the base.
  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 170 ° C.
  • Bake for about 1 h.
  • Take out of the oven and let cool, then put in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  • Garnish the cake with a pinch of cocoa.
  • Serve and enjoy!