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No-bake Chocolate Cheesecake

No-bake Chocolate Cheesecake

This is an no-bake cheesecake where you can taste the chocolate in the cheese. The surface marbled pattern is up to you.

Ingredients: 18 cm cake tin worth

The base
Plain biscuits (cookies)
70 g
Butter
30 g
The batter:
Cream cheese
200 g
Sugar
60 g
Heavy cream
150 ml + 50 ml
Bitter chocolate (couverture)
40 g
Lemon juice
1 teaspoon
Powdered gelatin
5 g
Water
2 tablespoons

Steps

1. Preliminaries: Bring the cream cheese to room temperature to soften (or wrap it in plastic and microwave at 200 W for 2 minutes).
2. Put the biscuits (cookies) in a bag, and crush with a rolling pin or the equivalent.
3. Mix the melted butter in the crushed biscuits and massage the mixture well over the bag. Press it on the bottom of the cake tin, and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
4. Add the sugar to the cream cheese and mix well until it is soft and creamy.
5. Add the lemon juice, and pour in the 150 ml of cream in 3 batches, mixing well between each addition.
6. Mix the gelatin with water, and microwave for 1 minute at 200 W. Stir to dissolve the gelatin. Add this to the batter and stir well to evenly distribute.
7. Melt the chocolate while heating the bowl over a pan of hot water. Add 50 ml of cream and mix until smooth.
8. Swirl the chocolate cream into the cheesecake batter, and mix twice.
9. Pour the batter into the cake mold so that the surface is even. Gently drop the mold from a height of 2-3 cm a few times to release any air bubbles. Use a bamboo skewer etc. to draw a pattern into the surface.
10. Chill to set in the refrigerator for more than 3 hours.

Story Behind this Recipe

I've been trying out a lot of cheesecake recipes lately, and I thought I'd try making a chocolate one. The batter may be a bit stiff and hard to smooth out.