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Friday, 11 November 2016

Recipe - No Bake Mocha Chocolate Cheesecake


My baking mojo has been dormant for a while. Trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle obviously means less treats, and less treats means a break from making them! But a family get together is a perfect time to reignite that baking mojo and whip up something exciting. Not only do I get to make something interesting, but with more people being present, it means I get to share, which equates to less consumption and minimal guilt!


Cheesecake is my weakness! I can resist a lot of things, but a generous serving of Cheesecake isn't one of them. Baked Cheesecake, Fridge Cheesecake, this fancy Rolo Cheesecake and even fruity flavoured Cheesecakes...I will indulge in them all-and this No Bake Mocha Chocolate Cheesecake I made for my nephew's birthday celebration was certainly worth the indulgent treat  cheat!

What I like about this Cheesecake is that it doesn't require much effort to make, and the combination of the various layers of chocolatey textures and flavours work well together to create the perfect balance between a smooth and creamy chocolate, and a rich mocha flavour. The end result is a decadent dessert that is not overly sweet and is easy on the palette, and sharing with family means you'll have automated portion control and no late night dreams about leftover slices in the fridge! Here's the recipe:


INGREDIENTS
Base
  • 1 1/2 packets crushed Romany Cream biscuits or any other chocolate biscuits (I used Oreos)

  • 60 - 80gr butter, melted

Filling
  • 500gr smooth creamed cheese

  • 300gr chocolate (I used 200gr milk chocolate and 100gr dark chocolate but you can use according to preference)

  • 375ml Fresh cream

  • 1-2  Tblsp black coffee 

Topping
  • 200gr chocolate

  • 100ml cream

METHOD
  1. Crush biscuits and combine with melted butter.
  2. Press mixture into a 20cm spring form pan or deep flan dish. Refrigerate until firmly set.
  3. Melt chocolate and beat into cream cheese.
  4. Whip cream and fold into chocolate mixture.
  5. Pour into prepared case and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  6. Melt together remaining chocolate and cream and pour on top of the cheesecake. Drizzle with white chocolate and allow to chill for 20 minutes.
  7. Your cheesecake is now ready to devour!



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Peace,
 
 
NAMU :-)