Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chocolate Cheesecake Slice

This is another delicious and wickedly indulgent treat that is best cut into fingers. I decided to bake this cake as soon as i saw this recipe in the book "Fresh Baked" with a lovely picture. This recipe is very quick with very easy to follow instructions and the result is in front of you. Its got a nice chocolate base topped with a lovely satiny cheesecake layer which is again decorated with a lacy melted chocolate. Any favorite chocolate biscuits can be used for the base. I used butter biscuits coated with dark chocolate which went very well with the cheesecake layer.

Use the exact sized baking pan for the recipe mentioned as this effects the thickness of the cheesecake. I also used a weighing machine to weigh the ingredients which gave me the perfect result.

Chocolate Cheesecake Slice
from Fresh Baked

preparation time: 20 minutes
cooking time 50-60 minutes
serves: 12-16


250 gm (8 oz) Chocolate biscuits (any of your favorite)
100 gm (3 1/2 oz) unsalted butter, melted
50 gm (2 oz) dark chocolate
500 gm (1 lb) cream cheese
150 ml (1/4 pint) sour cream
3 eggs (i used large)
125 gm (4 oz) caster sugar (powdered sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Put the chocolate biscuits in a food processor and process until smooth, then stir into the melted butter until evenly combined. Lightly oil and line a 18 x 25 cm (7 x 10 inch) cake tin with baking paper, allowing the paper to overhang the edges. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and spread flat. Chill while preparing the topping.

Put the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water (do not let the bowl touch the water) and stir until it has melted. Keep warm. [If the chocolate turns too thick, add few teaspoons of sour cream to slightly liquidity it so that it would be easy to drizzle over the cheesecake layer. I filled this chocolate - sour cream mixture into a small zip lock cover. Made a small hole in the corner and this ended up with a very clean , hazel free drizzle.]

Put the cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a clean bowl and, using an electric beaters, beat together until smooth. Pour into the tin and drizzle over the melted chocolate, using a skewer to create a swirling pattern over the creamed mixture.

Bake in a preheated oven 150 deg C (300 deg F), Gas Mark 2, FOR 50 - 60 minutes until the mixture is firm, remove from the oven and leave to cool. Chill for 1 hour, then carefully remove the cheesecake from the tin and cut it into fingers.

Enjoy with a cup of hot coffee!


Priya said...

Wow Ramya u r rocking yaar, wat a tempting and lip smacking cheesecake slice...am bookmarking:)

avisha said...

Chocolate cheese cake is my fav. This is a really nice recipe. The pics are too goog and am sure the taste will be too. Will bookmark it and definately try it out.

Prathibha said...

you always amaze me with ur baking skills dear..I just loved the swirl effect on the top..looks so appetizing..

Sushma Mallya said...

such a lovely cheese cake...so yummy..wonderful click too ramya


Looks very beautiful! This is a masterpiece I have to say!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

OMG!! Absolutely fantastic Ramya.

Parita said...

OMG cheesecake slice looks absolutely sinful!!!!

Patsyk said...

found you via Tastespotting... and your photo has me desperately wanting a slice of this cheesecake! Simply delicious!

3 hungry tummies said...

perhaps it's time to start baking after seeing this

Jo said...

Ramya, this cheesecake looks so delicious and I'm going to mark this into my "to do list". Can't wait to try it out.

Priya said...

Wow...this looks perfect..i was luking for chocolate cheese cake recipe..

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