Black Forest Cheesecake

I can’t bake, and I’m not afraid to admit it. But that doesn’t mean I can’t throw together a simple delicious pie or cheesecake. I haven’t yet graduated to making my own crusts, so I ‘cheat’ and grab those pre-made ones from the store. This Black Forest cheesecake came out fantastic despite my lack of baking skills. A nice chocolatey flavor, perfect texture, and topped with yummy tart cherries. Dangerously good.
Black Forest CheesecakeWhat I do differently next time I make a Black Forest cheesecake? Nothing. Not a thing. Well, ok, I might double the recipe and make four cheesecakes instead of just two. I’ll be taking a few of these to our next family holiday get-together, that’s for sure!

Also try my no-bake red velvet cheesecake. It’s one of Anita’s all-time favorites!

Black Forest Cheesecake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 2 pies


  • 4 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate melted per package instructions
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 pre-made Oreo or chocolate pie crusts
  • 2-3 cups Cool Whip topping thawed
  • 1 21 ounce can cherry pie filling


  • Pre-heat your oven to 325º F.
  • Place cream cheese, sugar and vanilla into the bowl of a mixer and mix until blended.
  • Add the sour cream and chocolate and blend.
  • With the blender running, add the eggs one at a time until blended.
  • Divide mixture between the two pie pans (they'll be pretty full) and bake 40 minutes or until the center is almost set.
  • Let cool completely then refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Spread Cool Whip over tops of cheesecakes.
  • Serve slices with a spoonful or two of the cherry pie filling.