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Chocolate Cheesecake

Dessert Recipes: Chocolate Baked Cheesecake Recipe

Who doesn't like chocolate mousse or cake?  Here is a delicious rich  dessert, perfect for chocolate addicts! Ideal with a red wine such as ripe flavoured  Barossa Valley 2008 Merlot or another popular Merlot. See our suggested wine match.

 

Chocolate Baked Cheesecake Recipe from cleanskins.com

You need:
200g chocolate biscuits
75g butter, melted
150ml thickened cream
200g dark chocolate
150g milk chocolate
400g cream cheese
500g ricotta
175g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 eggs, yolks and whites separated
Chocolate curls, to garnish

You do this:

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line the base of a 26cm springform cake pan. Place 2 layers of foil on the outside of the pan (this prevents water seeping into the pan while cooking in the water bath).

  2. Crush biscuits in a food processor. Combine butter with biscuit crumbs and press into the base of the pan. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  3. Place the cream and all the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water until it has melted. Set aside to cool slightly.

  4. Place the cream cheese, ricotta, caster sugar and vanilla extract in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the eggs yolks, one at a time, until combined. Add the chocolate mixture and process until just combined, then transfer to a large bowl.

  5. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggwhites until stiff peaks form, then carefully fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour over the biscuit base and smooth the top. Place in a roasting pan and pour boiling water into the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the springform pan. Bake in the oven for 1 1/2 hours. The cake will still have a slight wobble.

  6. Turn the oven off and leave in the oven for about 1 hour to cool, then refrigerate overnight. Serve the cheesecake garnished with some chocolate curls.
    Serves 8.

 

Our Favourite Wine Match:

We picked our Barossa Valley 2008 Merlot - the sweet plummy fruit, and smooth lingering finish, goes well with our Chocolate Cheesecake. You could also try a sparkling red wine, or a sweet white wine.

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