• 1 ½ cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Whipped cream and additional sea salt for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease a 9-inch springform pan and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan to form the crust.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar together until smooth and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Fold in the melted dark chocolate and sour cream until well combined. Be sure the chocolate has cooled to avoid scrambling the eggs.
  5. Pour the cheesecake batter over the crust in the pan. Smooth the top with a spatula.
  6. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 45-50 minutes, or until the center is set and the edges are slightly puffed.
  7. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cheesecake. Allow it to cool completely before refrigerating for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  8. Just before serving, sprinkle the top of the cheesecake with sea salt and garnish with whipped cream if desired.

Nutrition Information (per serving, assuming 12 servings):

Calories: 410 Total Fat: 29g

  • Saturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 90mg Sodium: 360mg Total Carbohydrate: 33g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 23g Protein: 6g

Please note that the provided nutrition information is an estimate and may vary based on the specific ingredients and quantities used. It’s always a good idea to double-check with specific brands or use a nutrition calculator for precise information. Enjoy your Salted Dark Chocolate Cheesecake!