Chocolate lasagna is a dessert that's as intriguing as it is indulgent. A layered masterpiece, it skillfully combines the richness of chocolate with the creamy delight of cheesecake for a sweet adventure that's bound to impress any crowd. Whether you're a dessert fanatic, a home cook looking to expand your repertoire, or just someone with an insatiable sweet tooth, this guide will walk you through how to create a chocolate lasagna that will become the stuff of legends in your culinary world.

Chocolate Lasagna

Ingredients List

Before launching into the kitchen to make this exquisite dessert, you'll need to gather some essential ingredients. Here's what you'll require for the layers and the cheesecake filling.

For the Crust Layer

  • 3 cups of Oreo cookie crumbs (about 30 Oreos finely crushed)
  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted

For the Chocolate Layer

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold milk
  • 1 and 1/2 cups whipped topping
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

For the Cheesecake Layer

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold milk
  • 1 and 1/2 cups whipped topping

For the Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 and 1/2 cups whipped topping
  • Chocolate shavings, for garnish

Optional Toppings

  • Crushed Oreo cookies
  • Drizzles of hot fudge or caramel sauce
  • Chopped nuts
  • Fresh berries

Now that you have your ingredients, it's time to start layering! This recipe features a balance of textures and tastes, so each ingredient plays a vital role in creating the symphony of flavors synonymous with a great chocolate lasagna.

Step-by-Step Instructions

To ensure that each layer is as delectable as the last, precision and patience are key. Follow these instructions to transform these humble ingredients into a show-stopping treat.

Step 1: Prepare the Base

  1. Mix the Oreo crumbs with the melted butter until the crumbs are completely coated and the mixture resembles wet sand.
  2. Press the mixture firmly into a 9x13-inch baking dish to create an even layer at the bottom and set in the fridge to chill.

Step 2: Create the Chocolate Cream Layer

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together 8 oz of softened cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth.
  2. Stir in 2 tablespoons of cold milk and mix well.
  3. Fold in 1 and 1/2 cups of whip topping and mix until fully combined.
  4. Melt 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave (30-second intervals, stirring between each interval) or on the stovetop.
  5. Once melted, allow the chocolate to cool slightly, then fold it into the cream cheese mixture until no streaks remain.
  6. Spread this filling evenly over the chilled crust layer and return to the fridge to set.

Step 3: Craft the Cheesecake Layer

  1. Repeat the creaming process with the second batch of cream cheese and granulated sugar.
  2. Fold in the milk and whip topping as before.
  3. Once the chocolate layer is set, spread the cheesecake mixture evenly on top.

Step 4: Whip Up the Topping

  1. In a clean bowl, whip 1 and 1/2 cups of whip topping until soft peaks form.
  2. Spread this over the cheesecake layer.

Step 5: Finish and Chill

  • Garnish with chocolate shavings or other desired toppings.
  • Cover and refrigerate the chocolate lasagna for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the layers to set.
  • Before serving, cut into slices and enjoy the layers of bliss.

Tips and Tricks

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Your cream cheese must be softened. Room-temperature ingredients blend more easily and ensure a smooth and creamy texture for your desserts.
  • Perfect Whipping Cream: When whipping cream, it's important to use a bowl and beaters that are clean and dry. Any grease or water can hinder the cream from whipping properly.
  • Chill Time: Don't skip the refrigeration time. Allowing the layers to set is what creates the distinct chocolate lasagna texture. It will be worth the wait!
  • Cutting Slices: Use a sharp knife dipped in hot water and dried for cutting neat slices. This will help prevent the layers from sticking to the knife.


While the classic recipe is a delight on its own, you can easily customize your chocolate lasagna to suit different preferences and occasions.

Different Chocolate, Different Delight

  • Swap the semi-sweet chocolate for milk or dark for a richer or milder taste, depending on your preference.

Other Flavors to Layer In

  • Consider incorporating a layer of peanut butter mousse for a nutty twist, or even a hint of mint for a refreshing change.

Diet-Friendly Alternatives

  • For a lighter version, use low-fat or fat-free cream cheese and whipped topping. You can also use sugar-free alternatives for diabetics or those looking to reduce their sugar intake.

The beauty of this recipe is its adaptability. Use these variations as a starting point and get creative with your own twists.


Chocolate lasagna is not just a dessert; it's an experience. From the sensory overload of its alternating layers to the theater of its reveal as you cut into it, making and enjoying this delicacy is an adventure in the joy of cooking. Create your own chocolate masterpiece and remember, the true secret ingredient is the love you put into it. Happy baking, and don't forget to share your creations with the world! Tag your culinary triumphs or drop a line about how it went. Bon appétit!

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post