Friday, 16 April 2010

Chocolate Cheese Cake


Ingredients for Recipe:

  • 1 bar of dark chocolate, around 150grs (cocoa, min 50% max 65%)
  • 250grs of whipping cream.
  • 250grs of Mascarpone cheese.
  • 70grs + 50grs of butter
  • 10-12 digestive biscuits (crushed)
  • White chocolate buttons (about 20)
  • 1 cap of chocolate liquor
  • (Optional 1 to 1 / 2 sheets of gelatin dissolved in 2-3 tablespoons of warm water)




Get two bowls and a cheesecake tin, put the biscuits in one of the bowls and completely crush them till resembling breadcrumbs, to these add the 70 grams of softened butter and the chocolate liquor as well as two tablespoons full of the chocolate ganache (see below on how to make this ganache, made with butter instead of cream ) mix well and put it in the cheesecake tin, pressing it with a smooth surface like the bottom of a glass, to about 1 cm thick.


In another bowl put the cream and whisk it until almost fully whipped, adding to it the powdered sugar, continue whisking until fully thick whipped. Aside mix chocolate ganache (also optionally add the dissolved gelatin, I prefer it without) with mascarpone cheese, after being well integrated pour it in the the whipped cream and mix lightly until well blended.

Now put this mixture over the pressed down biscuit mixture and spread it evenly with a spatula. Garnish it with white chocolate buttons and refrigerate a minimum 1 hour, better if it stays a few hours.

The ganache is very simple to make .... put the chocolate squares in a glass bowl immersed in a bain marie once melted, mix it with the butter 50g (+ or-) until well incorporated.

This is a recipe that I tried and would recommend to be tested by you too. I promise you  not to be disappointed.


24 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum! The chocolate cheesecake looks so decadent and delicious!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

This looks really good! A nice twist on the chocolate cheesecake idea.

If you are in the USA or Canada, my blog is hosting a contest to win a hot chocolate maker this week.

Rico said...

Thank you a lot 5 Star you tha best, it was quite lovely and decadent as you put it as I had a little cream to go with it. thanks for the visit kisses xxx

Thank you Priestess for your lovely visit, hope your compo goes well, unfortunately I am not in the US nor Canada so I will have to miss that one..thanks anyway for the invite kisses xxx

pegasuslegend said...

Amazing cook you are and now baker!~

sweetlife said...

great cheesecake..but then again I love them all..yum

sweetlife

Sophie said...

Hello Rico!!

Your chocolate mascarpone cheesecake looks truly tremendous & marvellous,...that's for sure!

Loooks so appetizing too!!

Could I have 1 big slice,...thank you!
Many greets from chilly but sunny Brussels!

Rico said...

pegasuslegend, well one has to try his hand at most things, and make sweet stuff....thank you so much kisses xxxx

sweetlife, me too...I love 'em all but nothing compares to a home made one, and with real chocolate, none of that powder stuff...cheers loved it ...kisses xxx

Sophie, that to me means a lots as it comes from a great cook, thank you so much hope you get a chance to do it is so easy and soooo delicious..cheers kisses xxx

Chef Dennis said...

wow..now that looks incredible...so rich and chocolaty!!

pierre said...

Hi rico
I have missed that marvel Ouupps hope to be forgiven it is beautiful !! bravo Cheers from your friend in Paris Pierre

Natasha said...

This looks incredibly chocolatey! Yum.

zerrin said...

Looks yummy! I would give everything to take a bite from it right now!

Momgateway said...

Such a decadent dessert, Rico....

Rico said...

Many thanks to my dear friends..

Chef Denis, it was very chocolaty but also very light, I would not change this recipe, even my kids have already replicated it. Thanks for visit and comment. A big Hug xxx

Pierre, of course you forgiven especially when there is nothing to forgive as coming here is not an obligation, hope it is pleasant and pleasurable, thanks for your lovely comment and visit. A big hug xxx

Natasha, it was very indeed, but was also surprisingly light, thanks for comment and visit. Kisses xxx

Zerrin, not possible to take a bite right know as it is just 100101001010010110 code here, but you certainly can make it and try it you will not be disappointed hehe... thanks for visit and comment. a big hug xxx

Momgateway, decadent in flavour and look but was quite light and fluffy. thanks for visit and comment. kisses xxx

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

Your chocolate cheesecake looks delicious! I have to make it! I am going to print out a copy of the recipe and put it at the top of my must make list. I just signed up to follow your blog. I will be back often to see what other wonderful recipes you are whipping up.

Rico said...

Hi Linda .... This recipe has now been published in various sites due to its simplicity and taste...I know you will not be disappointed as it has been made by very many people and they all reported it as being delicious....Thanks for choosing it, and leaving a comment I appreciate it...kisses xxxx :)

Pam said...

Woo hoo! I hear that cheese cake calling me and need a slice right now! This is a must try and good that it sounds easy enough also! I'm new here and will follow you to see what's cooking next! Delicious blog!!!

Tati said...

Esse Cheese cake deve de ter ficado uma maravilha.
bjs!

Rico said...

Thank you ever so much Pam, your comments are appreciated, I really wish you get the chance to try and make it as it is really delicious. kisses xxxx

Thanks to you too Tati, sim ele ficou óptimo, devias experimentar fazê-lo prometo não ficaras desapontada

Choclette said...

That cheesecake looks so delicious. I've hardly used mascapone in my chocolate baking and think I'm going to have to remedy this and fast.

Rico said...

I hope it all turns out as you expect...hope this recipe provides you some source of inspiration, for your already delicious cooking.

Cheers!!!

Rico xxx

Pegasuslegend said...

Ok googles chocolate cheesecake and look where it brought me~ the perfect place! I never expected to see you making this and a very pleasant surprise, going to give it a go on Sunday, so glad its a trusted wonderful foodies friend~! Thanks it looks marvelous~

Rico said...

Oh My Thank you so much!! I am not very high ranked in Google, so I am delighted you found me especially a great colleague from Foodbuzz.
You can't go wrong with this cheesecake was more than tested several times to guarantee mine and yours success....Thanks for the visit and even more so the comment. Kisses xxx

Claudia said...

This does warm my heart - I love that it uses mascarpone - just a wee bit creamier and more decadent than cream cheese. With the chocolate - it is unbeatable.

Rico said...

Awww!! Aren't you nice Claudia. Thx for the visit and comment, they definitely sweeter than my cheesecake.
Kisses xxx

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