Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

This pumpkin recipe trumps all my pumpkin recipes shared before!! This is Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake and it was so amazing! A smooth pumpkin cheesecake made with Hershey’s chocolate bar on the bottom and covered with pecans and chocolate syrup on top.

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We already found out that pumpkin and caramel make an amazing pair when I made the Pumpkin Caramel Blondies. I was running some ideas by a friend to see what flavor combinations sounded good. I brought up pumpkin and chocolate and we both lit up. She even mentioned that when she was eating the pumpkin caramel blondies, she though about putting chocolate on it. So I knew that I had to make something with chocolate and pumpkin.

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You may not believe it, but I have not made a pumpkin cheesecake before. I know, it’s shocking coming from someone who loves making cheesecakes, but it’s true. I’ve made pumpkin cheesecake pie, which is a pumpkin pie with cheesecake and it was great. This really was my first experience with pumpkin cheesecake.

It was an experiment and it turned out incredible! Chocolate and pumpkin are wonderful together and pecans make it extra special (but the pecans are optional).

Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Collage

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake


  • For Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 5 tbs butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • For Cheesecake:
  • 4.4 oz chocolate bar, broken in pieces
  • 3 8-oz cream cheese packs
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbs sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbs corn starch
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • For Topping:
  • 1 cup of pecans
  • Chocolate syrup


  1. ~ Grease a 9-inch spring form, set aside. Preheat the oven to 325.
  2. For crust: Mix the ingredients for the crust, very well, until all evenly incorporated. Press graham cracker mixture into the pan, evenly, all over the bottom and about half way up the side.
  3. Lay the chocolate pieces all over the crust, evenly.
  4. For Cheesecake:
  5. Start beating the cream cheese in a mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the vanilla extract, sour cream, and pumpkin puree.
  7. Add the eggs, one at the time, beating after each addition.
  8. Add sugar, spice and corn starch. Make sure that all ingredients are well combined.
  9. Pour the cheesecake batter into the pan with crust. Sprinkle the pecans over the top.
  10. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Cool completely and drizzle with chocolate syrup.


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More Pumpkin Inspiration:

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  1. That was for sure, oh so good!

  2. Jackie Hammond says:

    I truly intend to use this recipe just got to have more people to share it with. I love cheesecake and pumpkin would be delightful especially at Thanksgiving time. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This recipe looks fantastic! Yum!

  4. What a great fall cheesecake recipe!!! It looks sooo good with all those pecans and the chocolate!

  5. This has everything that I love! When I make this, no sharing will be involved.

  6. Mouth-watering cake!!

  7. You are totally making me drool with these pictures! I love pumpkin cheesecake – this look amazing!

  8. This sounds AMAZING!! Thanks for sharing another fabulous recipes!

  9. I’ve never tried pumpkin cheesecake and yours look delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  10. I made a pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving last year. It was oh so good! I love your pumpkin cheesecake. You can’t beat adding chocolate to it. Pinning and sharing on social media. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays, Lyuba!

  11. Congrats on your first pumpkin cheesecake!!! We all are thrilled you made this and shared it with us all! This cheesecake looks simply divine. SERIOUSLY DELICIOUS! love the pics too!

  12. This look amazing!! I will for sure try this out!!
    Come link up with me and share!

  13. Wow, I’m not really a fan of cheesecake but you really made me want to try this. It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Already a follower, but found this post over on the Motivate Me Monday Block Party. Have a great week!!!

    Ashley@Supremely Divine Life

  14. This looks delish! Don’t forget to link up to The DIY’ers.

  15. Girl! This looks dangerous! I’ve had pumpkin cheesecake, pecan pumpkin cheesecake, and apple pumpkin cheesecake but never chocolate pumpkin cheesecake! This pics are to die for, totally making this around thanksgiving time. Pinning!

  16. You never cease to amaze me Lyuba. Your photography is gorgeous. Your recipes are mind-blowing. You’re simply amazing!

  17. What a gorgeous cheesecake – pinning! Saw it in the Facebook post by Damn Delicious and just had to click over and pin it! :)

  18. Yes! I love pumpkin and chocolate…especially in a cheese cake…yummo!

  19. Totally fabulous…thanks for sharing on the Marvelous Monday Linkey Party. by the way… did I mention that this recipe is totally fabulous? Deb @ Kneaded Creations

  20. I really need to suck it up and make a cheesecake. I have a fear of the cracking on me! This looks like a beauty!

    • You do, Julie!! This is an awesome one to start with.
      My cheesecakes crack almost every time. No one ever minds! Having a topping helps cover it up if you are serving at a party or something. Don’t let it stop you ;)

  21. I love the addition of chocolate on the bottom and pecans on top! This looks divine!

  22. wow this looks amazing!!! pinning!

  23. Love it! You’re an artist! A hug!

  24. so delicius

  25. Heaven help me, this is my new favorite. It looks amazing. Thanks for sharing it!

  26. This looks crazy delicious! I couldn’t stop looking at the pictures, hoping it would just appear in front of me! Pinning and making soon! Thanks Lyuba! xoxo

  27. Oh man, Lyuba! This looks so delicious! Thanks so much for posting.

  28. WOW! Incredibly gorgeous! I need this cheesecake in my life. :)

  29. Really? Could you post anything more tempting than this? I have got to try this recipe.

  30. Your pictures are gorgeous! I’ll have to try this one out. Sounds soooo good!

  31. Wow the cheesecake looks amazingly good. Thanks for sharing!

  32. I make a pumpkin cheesecake with a gingersnap crust. I will have to try adding the chocolate to that. Sounds amazing!

  33. What a beautiful presentation for this delicious Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake. Have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  34. OH MY!! This is AWESOME Im so ready to dig in! I LOVE cheesecake and this is a keeper! Thanks so much:)

  35. This is just so gorgeous! Your photos get me every time! Pinned to my pumpkin board!

  36. This looks beyond delicious. I’m not a huge pumpkin fan, but every other ingredient in this, I’m a fan of! I may just have to go out on a limb at make this. I love the pecan toppings and the way the chocolate just flows off the side of the slice. Yum. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Lyuba.

    I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week!

  37. Sounds yummy!! I love the chocolate layer at the bottom, perfect time for fall!

  38. Oh my! I’m so in love with the fact there’s pumpkin and cheesecake all together in this delicious creation! (=

  39. That is gorgeous and sounds even better than a traditional pumpkin pie! Pinning this for Thanksgiving! :)

  40. Perfect – sweet enough for the kids, refined enough for the grown ups – one of my all time favourites! Thank you!

  41. Beautiful.

  42. Great Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake!. It always amaze me the different ways we can plan, compose, and create new delicious and enjoyable foods. Great Share And Posting Liuba.

  43. what is this?!?! oh yeah, it’s the answer to my prayers.

  44. I almost licked my screen, this looks so amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! Awesome Thanksgiving pie/cake or whatever!

  45. Spending Thanksgiving with my daughter and her in laws. Offered to make pumpkin pies from scratch but my daughter informed me they don’t eat Pumpkin Pie. I do know they like Cheesecake so I thought I might give this a try. Sure sounds yummy!

  46. Thanks for this fabulous recipe. It turned out superb. Could I ask you a favor about this post??? I have been trying to find out the name of the font you used on this recipe for the last couple of years. I’ve keep searching with no success.
    Could you email me the name of the font used on the words.” PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE.”
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you, Sue!
      I’m sorry, but I really don’t know the font name. I use a plug in for the recipe and the fonts are set automatically. I really didn’t set it.

  47. This was absolutely devine. I used cinnamon grahmn crackers. This was a huge SUCCESS ! THANKS for the recipe

  48. wow, how did I miss this one. Looks amazing Lyuba

  49. how do you get this cheesecake out of the pan??

    • So sorry for a late response, Kate! I use spring form for all my cheesecakes. It’s very easy to open the sides and take them off. It leaves the bottom and the cheesecake is not disturbed :)

  50. I’ve made this recipe twice now, and both times it has been a huge hit!! Thank you so much for sharing such a delicious dessert with us.

    • This makes me feel so happy, Amy! I’m so glad you made it and everyone liked it!! Thank you for letting me know :)

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