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White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

5 from 2 votes
My White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake recipe is a celebration of flavor — and would be perfect for your next celebration, no matter what it is!
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Hi Bold Bakers!

I dare you to try to think of a more decadent dessert than this white chocolate truffle cheesecake. This recipe yields a treat that can only be described as “heavenly.” You’ll be catching everyone trying to sneak extra bites of this cheesecake for sure.

This cheesecake is super creamy and luscious — and it’s infused with the sweet taste and silky texture of white chocolate ganache. I know white chocolate can be somewhat polarizing when it comes to people’s sweet tooths, but I think even anti-white chocolate people will be surprised by how much they love this cake.

The crust serves as the perfect compliment to that silky white chocolate — I make this cheesecake with a crumbly cookie crust. You can use either Graham crackers or vanilla wafers, but if you want to introduce some chocolate into your cheesecake, use chocolate Graham crackers!

A close up of my White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

What Is White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake?

Instead of a typical cheesecake, which of course, is also delicious, this recipe adds finely chopped white chocolate to the mix. It’s a simple addition, but it completely changes the flavor profile. 

Beyond flavor, though, it somehow makes the absolute smoothest, silkiest cheesecake known to man.

What You Need To Make White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

How To Make White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

This cheesecake just has a few added steps compared to traditional cheesecake, but certainly, nothing to break a sweat over. Here’s how you make it — and get the full printable recipe with measurements further down the page: 

  1. First, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Press the cookie crust firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch (23cm) springform pan and set aside.
  3. Combine the white chocolate and heavy whipping cream in a small saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring constantly until the chocolate has melted. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and let it cool to room temperature.
  4. Using a mixer or a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sour cream together until it becomes smooth.
  5. Add the sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla extract to the cream cheese mixture. Stir until it is all fully incorporated.
  6. Then, whisk in the white chocolate mixture until well combined.
  7. Pour onto the cookie crust.
  8. Bake on the middle rack of your oven for 40-45 minutes. You want the edges to be set but for the middle to still be slightly jiggly.
  9. Allow the cheesecake to cool for about 10 minutes, then run a knife around the edge to loosen the cake from the pan.
  10. Allow the cake to cool completely at room temperature, then cover and refrigerate overnight.
  11. When you’re ready to serve, release the sides of the springform pan and transfer the cake to a serving plate. 

A slice of my White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake being removed and served

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

  • You can make a chocolate cookie crust by using an equal amount of chocolate Graham crackers or wafer cookies. Use my Cookie Crust as the base.
  • Use only good-quality white chocolate for this recipe. Don’t use white chocolate chips, which don’t often contain any cocoa butter and it won’t melt properly.
  • Make sure that your cream cheese is room temperature, or your batter will be lumpy.
  • This cheesecake doesn’t contain any eggs – the cornstarch provides the structure. But because of this, unlike a cheesecake made with eggs, it won’t freeze well.
  • This cheesecake would be delicious topped with lemon curd or macerated berries of your choice!

How Do I Store White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake?

You can keep any leftover cheesecake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. This recipe uses cornstarch instead of eggs, sadly, this cheesecake doesn’t freeze well. 

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White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake Recipe

5 from 2 votes
My White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake recipe is a celebration of flavor — and would be perfect for YOUR next celebration!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 people
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
My White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake recipe is a celebration of flavor — and would be perfect for YOUR next celebration!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cookie crust
  • 1 cup (6oz/170g) finely chopped white chocolate
  • ¼ cup (2floz/60ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups (24oz/675g) cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) sour cream (at room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup (5oz/142g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Press the cookie crust firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch (23cm) springform pan and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the white chocolate and heavy whipping cream and warm over low heat, stirring constantly until the chocolate has melted. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool to room temperature.
  • With a mixer or in a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth.
  • Add in the sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla extract and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Finally, whisk in the white chocolate mixture until well combined and then pour onto the cookie crust.
  • Bake on a middle rack for 40-45 minutes, until the edges are set but it is still slightly jiggly in the center.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes and then run a very thin knife all around the edge of the cake to loosen it from the pan.
  • Let cool completely at room temperature and then cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • When ready to serve, release the sides of the springform pan and transfer the cake to a serving plate.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Nidhi
Nidhi
10 months ago

Hi Gemma,
I love your recipes so thank you for making baking simple and delicious.
I had a question about this recipe. Would it be possible to make this as individual servings in cupcake liners? I am guessing the baking time would probably reduce a lot and I would need to watch over it?

Jacqueline sanders
Jacqueline sanders
2 months ago

Wonder if this can be cooked in an instant pot? I’m going to try it. It rises so nicely in the pot and cooks for only 30/35 minutes, and is always perfect.

Rhonda
Rhonda
2 months ago

Please explain..white chocolate.., not chips. Are you referring to a 4oz bar of white chocolate? Thank you.

P M
P M
7 months ago

Hi Gemma,
I love cheesecakes, so a big thank you for this recipe. I was wondering, will this work with dark chocolate too? Should I use any ingredient in a different quantity?
& I have a 7.5″ springform pan. Will that be about 2/3 or 3/4 of this recipe?

Thanks a million!

Rose
Rose
11 months ago

Why no eggs in recipe never made cheesecake without them?

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