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Chocolate-Chestnut Cheesecake

Chocolate-Chestnut Cheesecake

This is a luxurious cheesecake that is both filled and topped with chocolate and chestnuts.

Ingredients: 18 cm cake pan

Cream cheese
150 g
Chestnut cream (marron creme)
80 g
Granulated sugar
50 g
Egg
1
Milk
50 ml
Rum
2 teaspoons
Cake flour
50 g
Chestnuts cooked in sugar syrup
40 g (4 to 5)
Chocolate
50 g
For the cream:
Heavy cream
50 ml
Chestnut cream (marron creme)
2 teaspoons

Steps

1. Bring the cream cheese to room temperature. Roughly chop 3/4 of the chocolate and chestnuts in syrup (store the remaining chocolate in the refrigerator to use later).
2. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Cream the cream cheese, add the chestnut cream and granulated sugar, and mix well.
3. Add the beaten egg, and mix well.
4. Add the milk and rum, and mix well.
5. Sift in the cake flour and fold in with a rubber spatula.
6. Pour into the cake mold and scatter chopped chocolate from Step 1. Bake for about 35 minutes in a 170°C oven.
7. The baking is done. Cool in the cake mold. When it has cooled down, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for more than an hour.
8. Combine the cream ingredients, and beat until it forms very soft peaks.
9. Top the cream from Step 8 in the center of the unmolded cake, and spread it all over.
10. Scatter the chopped chestnuts from Step 1 on top. Shave the remaining chocolate on top.
11. Slice and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

It's almost Christmas, so I made a luxurious cake with my favorite ingredients for a change.