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Cherry and Chocolate No-Bake Cheesecake

Cherry and Chocolate No-Bake Cheesecake

This is a rich and creamy cheesecake. It's full of cherries ♪ It's great for your afternoon coffee.

Ingredients: 15 cm cake pan with a removable bottom

Your favorite chocolate sponge cake
1 cm thick slice of a 15 cm diameter cake
Cherry compote (Recipe ID: 1162909)
You'll use most of it
Cherry compote syrup
as needed
Cheese Cream:
Heavy cream
150 ml
Cream cheese
185 g
Sugar (fine granulated sugar)
30 g
Sweet chocolate (I used 56% cocoa)
55 g
Kirsch
1 tablespoon
Gelatin powder
5 g
Water
25 ml
For decoration
Chocolate for garnishing
35 g
Heavy cream
80 g
Sweet chocolate
30 g
Mint leaves
as needed
Nappage (if you have it)
as needed

Steps

1. Line the bottom of the cake pan with the sponge cake, then brush a good amount of the cherry compote syrup over the top.
2. Soak the powdered gelatin in water. Melt the cheese cream's chocolate in a double boiler.
3. Make the cheese cream. Whip the heavy cream until it is thick and forms soft peaks. Put into the refrigerator.
4. Soften the cream cheese in the microwave for a bit, then thoroughly combine with the sugar in a bowl using a whisk.
5. If it's a bit hard to mix, use a rubber spatula to knead it, then switch back to the whisk. Once smooth, add the melted chocolate and mix well.
6. Next, add the Kirsch and mix well. Dissolve the gelatin in a double boiler, then add it to the bowl. Quickly mix it in.
7. Mix in the chilled heavy cream from Step 3 one half at a time until it is smooth and thick.
8. Pour a bit of the batter on top of the sponge cake and smooth with a rubber spatula. Lightly press a layer of the cherry compote over the top.
9. Pour the remaining cheese cream over the compote and smooth the surface with a rubber spatula. Tap the sides and the bottom of the pan to break the air bubbles for a clean surface.
10. Place in the refrigerator as-is and let chill for at least 2 hours to set. While you wait, melt the decoration chocolate in a double boiler. Use a dough scraper to spread a thin layer of the tempered chocolate over kitchen parchment paper.
11. Place in the refrigerator to harden, then use a knife or your hands to break it up into pieces. Return to the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
12. Put the heavy cream for the decoration in a pot and heat over low heat. Once warm, turn off the heat and add the sweet chocolate. Stir while melting. Don't let it boil.
13. Transfer to a bowl, then place the bowl in ice water to cool while mixing. Once cooled, put into the refrigerator until ready to use. While mixing, be careful not to make bubbles.
14. Once Step 9's cake has firmed up well, remove from the pan. Whisk Step 13's cream until it forms firm peaks.
15. Use a palette knife to spread a thin layer of the cream along the sides of the cake. Attach the chocolate pieces from Step 11.
16. Put the remaining chocolate cream into a pastry bag with a round tip and squeeze onto the top of the cake as desired.
17. Pat the cherry compote dry and coat in nappage. Arrange on the top of the cake with the mint leaves to finish.
18. There's a lot of cherries, so be careful when cutting. It's rather hard to cut.
19. The plump cherries are extravagant.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make some sweets using cherry compote. Chocolate goes great with cherries, so I made it into a cheesecake.