Chocolate Cheesecake – Bookalokal

My second time hosting a Bookalokal dinner (this time, without the murder mystery theme and starter recipe can be found here from yesterdays post) and since I am a *slave* to cheesecake’s…. I figured that I should try to make a new variation on a firm favourite!

Previous cheesecake recipes that I have tried, include:

so this Chocolate Cheesecake just slots right in 🙂 (Recipe found in one of the *magazine slips* but unfortunately nothing on the page indicates which magazine or issue the recipe is from… *sorry*)

Chocolate Cheesecake

chocolate cheesecake final

300g speculoos biscuits, crushed (their recipe calls for chocolate digestives – but I liked the Brussels influence :))

85g melted butter

110ml double cream

2x 300g soft cream cheese

2 Tablespoons cocoa, sifted

2 eggs

85g caster sugar

zest & juice of 1 orange

150g chocolate (OPTIONAL – to decorate)

chocolate cheesecake ingredients

  • Stir crushed biscuits into butter and press into tin
  • Chill for 15minutes
  • In a food processor, blitz 50ml double cream with the cream cheese, cocoa, eggs and sugar until smooth
  • Stir in the orange juice and most of the zest & mix
  • Pour into a greased tin and bake at 160C for 40minutes
  • Turn off the oven and leave the cake inside to cool for 1hr, then place in fridge to chill
  • Use potato peeler to peel flakes & curls of chocolate carefully
  • Whip remaining cream and pipe onto the cake and scatter remaining flaked orange and remaining orange zest to decorate (I never did this… and it still turned out just fine!)

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