Recipe | Baked Chocolate Cheesecake

chocolate cheesecakeClean eaters and lovers of grains avert your eyes: this is filthy. But oh so delicious.

You’ll Need 

For the base:
150g dark chocolate digestive biscuits
75g melted butter

For the topping:
200g dark chocolate
700g cream cheese
225g caster sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (the good stuff)

1   Preheat the oven to 160 and grease a 20cm loose bottomed tin whilst singing ‘loose bottomed tins you make the rockin world go round’ (optional).
chocolate cheesecake recipe2   Using a sandwich bag or bit of cling film for protection, bash the biscuits with a rolling pin until crumby.  Combine with the melted butter and press into the base of the tin.

DSC_0524^^ Shameless new kitchen teaser shot. Not sorry.

3   Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and leave to cool.

DSC_05324   Meanwhile beat the cream cheese until soft and fluffy.

5   Add in the sugar and beat to combine. Followed by the vanilla essence and the eggs – one at a time and mix in fully.

6   Artfully dollop about half of the mixture onto the base in separate little mounds.

DSC_05537   Mix the chocolate into the remaining cream cheese mixture and equally artfully dollop into the gaps.

DSC_05568   Bake for 30 minutes – it should still have a jolly good wobble in the centre – before turning off the oven and leaving it to cool fully.

9   Refrigerate overnight, serve it up to your favourites and those you’d like to be friends with. Done.

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This is an adapted version of an already pretty brilliant Mary Berry recipe, I just dirtied it up a bit. 

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