07 January 2011

Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

It's time for another cheesecake  :)
Hubby wanted something with chocolate, so it wasn't difficult to decide on the flavour.


Recipe for a 16cm / 6.5" cheesecake:


Crust
6 Digestives biscuits, crushed (about 100g)
45g butter, melted

Place the biscuits in a plastic bag.  Press as much air out as possible and seal the bag (I just used a bag clip). With a rolling pin, smash the biscuits till you get even crumbs.
Stir in the melted butter till even distributed.  Then pour mixture into a lined and greased springform pan.  Press down with the back of a spoon or bottom of a glass.
Pop into the freezer to set while you make the filling.

Filling
500g cream cheese, room temperature
100g sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 tbs milk or whipping cream
30g chocolate, melted

Beat cheese, sugar and vanilla extract till smooth and creamy.
Add eggs one at a time; beat till well combined.  Add milk and mix well.
Divide mixture into 2 portions and stir in chocolate to 1 portion.
With a spoon or ladle, pour mixture onto crust, alternating between the plain and chocolate mixtures.
Then, drag a knife or toothpick along the surface to create any marbled pattern.

Bake bain marie at 150*C for 30-35 min till edges are set and centre still wobbly.  Allow the cheesecake to cool in the oven with the door ajar for about 30 min. Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature before chilling in the fridge.  Patience is important in this step.  Otherwise, any sudden drop in temperature could cause the surface of the cheesecake to crack.

Allow the cake to chill for at least 4-5 hours before serving.  Best if savoured a day or 2 later to let the flavours develop overnight.

19 comments:

j3ss kitch3n said...

ohh i love the swirls! you done it so beautifully!

MaryMoh said...

That's beautiful...like zebra!

Wen said...

So beautifully and neatly done up!

Anncoo said...

WOW! Looks so perfect :)) Thumbs Up!

meinekueche said...

the swirl onto inside????amazing........

Bakertan said...

eelin,

thats a very nicely marbled cheesecake. the swirls work way better than any other adornments. nice job!

Jennifurla said...

Gorgeous, seriously couldn't be any prettier.

Yummy Koh said...

Very beautiful swirls and the cake looks delicious...

CaThY said...

I love the swirls! Beautiful~ *^_^*

NEL, the batter baker said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. It's very encouraging and means a lot to me :)
Some of you do really nice marble cakes, and it has inspired me to try it on cheesecakes.

DG said...

It's really beautiful beautiful swirl :)

KL said...

Nel, this is going into another of my "to dos"! :)

Passionate About Baking said...

What a pretty and uniform swirl, NEL! You're such an expert! :)

The Sweetylicious said...

NEL, those swirl look really beautiful and awesome!! (: (:

busygran said...

A very beautifully-done cheesecake! The swirls are perfect!

E-SHOP @ WiSH'S said...

my all time favorite recipe. wanna try it out tomorrw! thanx for the recipe. i'd love it.

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E-SHOP @ WiSH'S said...
wanna know..i heard that some ppl just use biscuits to make the bottom. exclude of the melted butter..is it true? tq

love melody, love baking said...

Wow, the cheesecake looks amazing!!! Very pretty swirls...

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