Tag Archives: Cheesecake. chocolate

All the main food groups

29 Nov

The inspiration behind this week’s recipe is my younger son, who requested a chocolate and Nutella cheesecake to welcome him back from his gap year travels. This presented me with a litttle challenge as I had no idea how I’d make it, but I was determined to come up with something. And I did. It was a huge success, and this week, as he’s back from university for the Christmas hols (yes I know, starting earlier and earlier!) I realised the only possible welcome home cake was this one. Double Chocolate and Nutella Cheesecake. It’s made with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate digestives and Nutella, which  means, according to my family at least, it contains all the main food groups 🙂

It make a scrummy dessert for a dinner party, and being so rich, a little  goes a long way. Apparently. The quantities given should provide 8 – 10 servings.

INGREDIENTS
175g  dark or milk chocolate Digestive biscuits
50g melted butter
600 g cream cheese
200 g milk chocolate
200 g dark chocolate
3 generous tablespoons Nutella

23 cm springform tin, lightly greased, and lined with clingfilm (we’re not going to bake this – don’t worry)

METHOD

  1. Crush the biscuits to make fairly fine crumbs, mix together with the melted butter, and use this to line the base of the tin.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate, in the microwave, in one bowl.
  3. Melt the milk chocolate in another bowl.
  4. Stir the milk chocolate into the cream cheese, and beat together until smooth and silky.
  5. Stir the Nutella into the  dark chocolate and beat well  to combine.
  6. Pour the milk chocolate and cream cheese mixture into the prepared tin.
  7. Now pour on the dark chocolate and Nutella mixture and lightly stir it through, marbling the dark and light together.
  8. Pop the tin into the fridge and leave to set for a few hours or preferably overnight.
  9. For a glam dessert serve neatly cut slices with creme fraiche and berry fruits.
  10. Or just wolf down a chunk with  it’s a nice cup of tea. Which is the way it’s usually enjoyed around here.
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