Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake is creamy, sweet, and perfect for using fresh strawberries. Cheesecake meets chocolate covered strawberries in this recipe – and it’s ultumate perfection!

So there are some foods that I am scared of. Not scared to eat…pshh, don’t be ridiculous.

Scared to make…or more like nervous, I guess.
Some of these fears derived from epic fails in the kitchen:
-Anything involving a candy thermometer.
I think this must come from deep-rooted trust issues…
Like is it REALLY 250°?  What if it’s wrong?  What if it is 5 degrees off?  Maybe I should just let it go for a few more minutes. What if , what if, what if?
And the candy thermometer consistently requires me to pull my mind out of the gutter…I mean, it’s a kitchen tool that literally says, “firm ball” on it.
I get it, I’m immature, move along.
I have tried over and over and over…and they just aren’t that good.  They are acceptable to the unsophisticated palette of my children, children who deem Kid Cuisine a good dinner. But would I serve them to a guest?
-Yeast.  The rising, the waiting, the correct room temperature…AHHH
Shoot me now.
-Pudding.  Hate making it, hate eating it, just hate.
Seriously how long does it take milk to boil?
Wait, I’ll answer that for you…7,000 minutes.
Too long with the stirring, too long with the waiting…and no matter how much you stir it always sticks on the bottom.
No pudding for me.
And you know what else I had a fear of?
The cracking, the spring-form pan, cream cheese vs. ricotta… I think half of my insecurity stemmed from the fear that if I learned to make it I would eat it all. Because cheesecake is my most favorite food. Like if I were on death row and I had one more meal it would be cheesecake. Or if I was stranded on a deserted island and I could bring one thing it would be cheesecake. I’m not practical, don’t be shocked. So, I decided that I am 35 years old and I need to hurdle some of these obstacles.
(Since I posted this recipe back in 2011 I really took the time to master cheesecake, and put my Perfect Cheesecake Recipe together for you with all the tips and tricks I have to ensure perfection!)

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake

A simple Nilla Wafer crust…

Trust me, if I can do this, so can you!
The only fear left now is eating the whole pan!


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake is creamy, sweet, and perfect for using fresh strawberries. Cheesecake meets chocolate covered strawberries in this recipe – and it’s ultumate perfection!



  • 40 Nilla wafers crushed
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 (8 oz) pkgs of cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3 eggs

Vanilla mousse topping:

  • 1 (8oz) pkg of cream cheese softened
  • 1 (8 oz) tun of Cool Whip thawed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Strawberry topping:

  • 1 pint of strawberries, sliced
  • 2 oz semisweet chocolate melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Mix crushed cookies and butter and press into the bottom of an ungreased 9 or 10- inch spring-form pan.
  3. Mix on medium the 3 pkgs of cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until combined and smooth.
  4. Reduce speed to low and add eggs, one at a time until fully incorporated.
  5. Pour mixture over the crust and bake 45-50 minutes until center is set. If it cracks, don’t worry.
  6. Remove from oven and run a knife around the edges to loosen from sides.
  7. Cool completely in pan.
  8. When the cheesecake is cooled make your mousse topping.
  9. Mix your 8 ox softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl with the sugar and vanilla with mixer until smooth.
  10. Whisk in your Cool Whip until combined. Don’t over mix.
  11. Spread the mousse layer on top of cheesecake. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  12. When cheesecake is completely chilled arrange your sliced strawberries on top.
  13. Drizzle the melted chocolate on top of strawberries.
  14. Slice and serve!

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Cherylann Jeffery
Cherylann Jeffery

Can I make this with a gram cracker crust?


I absolutely love this recipe. This is the most requested recipe I get for parties, with lots of WOW from everyone and am more than happy to make. It is devoured in a matter on minutes, although I do warn it is messy which no one seems to mine. I use generous amount of dark chocolate drizzled on top which goes great with strawberries. Soooo delicious!!!!!!


I really wish I could rate this higher but i can’t. Nowhere in this recipe did you mention the SIZE of your pan, which is really important for measurements. My cheesecake is probably going to burn, and it rose entirely too much, and could be ruined. I desperately hope this turns out or this is money wasted.


Amazing recipe! I want to make this for my grad school poetry workshop but I was wondering – could you suggest a modification to make it more chocolatey? I was thinking about maybe adding chocolate to the cool whip section, but I don’t want to mess with the chemistry and have it all fall apart. Any suggestions?

Kathy LeRoy
Kathy LeRoy


If I don’t have a springform pan could I cook it in a pie or cake tin?

Thank you!


Caroline Pyne
Caroline Pyne

Am making the cheesecake right now for a function tomorrow night and all is going smoothly….when do I take it out of the pan?


I made this cheesecake a year ago, and I couldn’t believe how well it turned out. So easy. So, I am making it again tonight. It’s going to be the 1 year anniversary cake for a wonderful man whose treated me, well, nothing short of wonderful. If he wasn’t wonderful, I’d be eating it alone. 😉


Super easy to make. I too was scared about making cheesecakes. My first attempt. Worried about baking the crust prior to putting cheesecake filling in – didn’t and it turned out ok. Brought it here to work and everyone LOVED it! will keep this recipe in my recipe box! Thanks for sharing this!


This cheesecake looks amazing! I would love to make it. What size pan did you use?


I’m trying this today for my sister’s birthday. 🙂


I love all your recipes!! Your website is my go-to for desserts 🙂 I always messed up pancakes, until I made them on a griddl…never going back to a pan again! I u se Bisquick, and I make them small…theyareperfect every time!! Maybe this will help you, I have used so many of your recipes, thank you!!! 🙂


This was my very first attemp at cheesecake. Made it today, it came out absolutely amazing!!! I am definitely keeping this recipe in my book for sure. Thank you soooo much!!!


I really don’t like to cook but had some family coming in town. I looked at the directions and figured it was easy enough I could do it. I got amazing reviews from everyone who tried it and the strawberries with chocolate on top made it look super gorgeous (I love pretty food presentation). I was asked that this be my families Christmas gift and official birthday cake! It was not too rich like that of cheese cakes made with ricotta cheese so it didn’t weigh everyone down after a big mean. Thanks so much for sharing!


Just Made this. and it was my very first attempt at cheesecake! and it was a complete success!!! sooooo good! 😀 Thanks so much for posting!! and i LOVE you fearless, shameless attitude! very inspiring!


This looks AMAZING! I must make this as soon as possible!!

Amy @ A Little Nosh

My fear is not the cheesecake itself, it’s the springform pan and water bath. My one attempt was a disaster. Water leaked through the aluminum foil barrier, and then the springform came apart in my hand and my beloved pumpkin gingerbread cheesecake fell to the floor. The night before Thanksgiving.


This might be a silly question, but did you use a 10″ inch springform pan? I’m making this cheesecake for our pie stand at our local Firemen’s Picnic this weekeend. Thanks for the great recipe. Love a cheesecake that’s covered with lots of deliciousness and don’t have to worry about cracks or an uneven top!

kirstie - bonhomie jewelry

amen, sister. nothin better than cheesecake!!……….and dark chocolate. dark chocolate and cheesecake……….wait. how ’bout dark chocolate cheesecake?!?!?! got a recipe for that?? THAT would be heaven!


I love that your recipe ingredients say a “ton” of cool whip…ha ha.. I know what you ment but NOTHING is bad with a ton of cool whip. And I’m definately making this cheesecake this weekend!! It looks amazing!!


You scared of cheesecake? I would never have guessed looking at that awesome one you just made! It looks amazing!!! Now being scared of eating it all??? I know that feeling all too well;-)


This is my first time on your blog….I completely enjoyed this post. My first cheesecake was just 1 month ago, I made the Brandy Alexander Cheesecake from Southern Living. I had the magazine article for almost 2 years before I attempted it, and it was way easier than expected. My sister’s birthday is next week and this is going on the menu!!!! Thanks!

bridget {bake at 350}
bridget {bake at 350}

That is one GORGEOUS cheesecake!!! No more being afraid….you are a professional! Wow.


That is beautiful!!!
just a lil' bit in an envelope and send it to the UK and we'll be best buds


This is phenomenal, Shelly! Two of my favorite things combined into one. Pinnng for later! Yum!


You always crack me up!! You're hilarious! And I'm just about with you on the pancakes. I almost burned down my house trying to make them Tuesday. That was just dumb on my part, but I still have a hard time with getting them just right! Fortunately my hubby eats them anyway! Can't wait to try the cheesecake. I've been hesitant to try cheesecake too, but I'm trusting you that it's doable! 🙂

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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