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Decadent chocolate cheesecake |

Chocolate cheesecake

Chocolate cheesecake

This cheesecake is certainly not for those who count calories or are even slightly health concious. We have no idea how much fat or how many calories are in it but we do know how you will feel while eating it, Grrrrrrreat.

Crust

1-1 1/2 cups – chocolate biscuits, chocolate wafers or a combination that you like best. they must not have chocolate chips in them.
75 ml melted butter

Cheesecake

350g dark chocolate (70% cocoa) chopped
2 x 350g tubs of smooth cream cheese (full fat)
1 cup sugar
4 eggs (large)
pinch of salt
125ml strong hot coffee like expresso
2 teaspoons vanilla essence

Before you start

Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.

Springform baking tin – remove bottom of tin and cover with tin foil, reassemble tin.

Preparation

break up the biscuits by knocking them with a rolling pin or squeezing them between you fingers and mix together with the melted butter, then press quite firmly into the bottom of the baking tin and pop it into the fridge.

Melt chocolate in a bowl above a pot of simmering water until soft. Remove from the pot and stir until all the chocolate is melted and it is velvety smooth.

Take another bowl and empty both tubs of cream cheese into the bowl, beat on low for a few minutes or until soft, add sugar gradually beating all the time. Then add the eggs and beat well.¬† Add the vanilla essence, coffee and salt and beat on a slow speed¬† until beautifully combined. Add melted chocolate and beat for a few more minutes. Dont taste too frequently at this stage… theres a cake to make.

Get the cold crust from the fridge and pour the chocolatey heavenly mixture over the crust. Give it a little shake to even it out. Put it into a roasting pan with water an inch or 2 up the side.

Bake for 1 hour or until center is firm and switch off the oven. DO NOT REMOVE FROM THE OVEN just open the door and let it cool inside the oven. Don’t poke it or taste it – You can do it!

Once completely cooled put it in the fridge overnight (while I’m writing this I’m thinking that what we have to resist before we get to taste gives us the right to load on the calories – the stress of temptation must cost at least 1000 calories)

The next day

It’s finally time.

Loosen the edges with a knife, remove the sides of the tin and dive in!!!!! NO not yet. Take a vegetable peeler and shave some chocolate over the top, add some whipped cream if you like and then DIVE IN.

YES, YES, YES (Only eat out of earshot of the neighbours)


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19 Responses to “Decadent chocolate cheesecake”

  1. Lindy says:

    Hi Graham,
    This sounds heavenly, husband just gave me a new Kenwood so was looking for an amazing chocolatey something to make when I use it for the 1st time this weekend. So excited, thank you! Would a normal springform cake tin do the trick? What size?
    We love you website, Warren is forever checking out your Chinese recipes.

  2. zarina says:

    Hi Graham,

    I am looking for a creme brule cake recipe. Would you be able to assist me?

    Zarina

  3. Abby says:

    I was told to bring dessert for a dinner party on Sunday and i was looking for something really fantastic. So glad I came across this recipe. I am also an avid cook, could i possibly use your recipe for my blog as I would love to talk about this decadent cheese cake – of course all credits will go to you!!

  4. Candice says:

    Hi there Graham,

    This is just a quick note to thank you for this fantastic recipe!

    I’ve just completed the baking bit. Now for the looong wait…

  5. FairyChic says:

    I absolutely love cheesecake and I was looking all over the internet for a goooood chocolate cheesecake. I came to a stop when I discovered your chocolate cheesecake and must say it’s very attractive and seems very yummy without a doubt. I would like to know if there is any substitute for coffee that I can use. Thanking you in advance!

  6. Leigh-Ann says:

    Hi Graham,

    Thank you for this awesome recipe! We are part of a dinner club and I made the cheese cake when I was on dessert duty, needless to say it was a huge hit with the dinner club!

  7. Graham says:

    Thanks for the vist Julian, can never get enough chocolate!

  8. Hey!. Not totally agree with you, but you just gave me an idea for a new eBook regarding “Decadent chocolate cheesecake”. It is related to chocolate wafer cookies. Thanks.

  9. Graham says:

    It’s decadent but really delicious, worth every minute you may spend in the gym afterwards

  10. Pythea says:

    I jsut discovered your recipe…I’m still saliving! As soon as I can will run to kitchen and try to prepare this wonder!

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