Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Chocolate Cheesecake


1 1/2 packs chocolate wafers
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
220g dark chocolate (70%)
2 tubs full fat cream cheese (220g)
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
4 Tbsp cocao powder (unsweetened)
1 tsp vanilla extract
500ml sour cream
4 Tbsp Amarula cream (Cape Velvet or Baileys Irish Cream works just as well)


Crush the wafers with a rolling pin add the sugar and melted butter and mix well.
Press mixture carefully onto sides and bottom of a 23cm springform pan. Chill in the fridge.
Cream sugar and cheese.
Add eggs one at a time and mix until very smooth.
Melt chocolate in a glass bowl over hot water. Add to cheese mixture and mix well.
Add vanilla, cocoa, sour cream, and Amarula and mix well.
Pour into prepared pan and bake at 180C for 45 minutes.
Cool thoroughly in pan, then chill In the fridge.

Chocolate Ganache Topping:

200g Chocolate broken into pieces
3/4 cup cream

Place chocolate pieces in a large bowl.
Heat the cream until it comes to a boil.
Remove from heat and immediately pour cream over chocolate and stir until completely mixed and glossy.
Allow ganache to cool before pouring on cheesecake.

Chill cake for a least 6 hours. Decorate with chocolate shavings.
Serves 12


  1. OHHHHHH yummy!!!!!!!

    I need to go on a diet just looking at this..

    Cheers A

  2. Oh wow! I just died & went to heaven! : ))

  3. I was raised in a bakery and was a baker till in my early 20 and found out I was allergic to flour lol. Not a real cheesecake fan but I have been wondering how to make a ganache thanks


  4. Cheescake...and chocolate...a recipe that combined two of my favorite desserts! Thanks :)

  5. This is positively sinful, Rita. Can you parcel some to Mumbai? ;)

  6. Rita,

    I'm going to gain 100lbs reading your blog. Can't wait to try this out

    Finding One's Way

  7. Mmmm,sounds delicious! I love cheesecake and you just can't go wrong with chocolate!

  8. As a healthy lifestyle blogger I am going to have to avoid your blog. As a human being i'm going to try this recipe out because it is just far to tempting.

  9. Oh man, you're killing me with this! I love chocolate and that looks tantalizing enough to eat it right off my computer screen:)

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