As much as I love and enjoy cooking, baking isnt my strong point. I have been scarred with memories of cakes turning out like biscuits so much that sometimes its easy and less stress not to try. But when I came across this recipe I couldnt believe it could be so simple, and it really is! with no oven cooking required there isnt much that can go wrong.....perfect for me!
Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
Your shopping list:
10 Digestive Biscuits
25g Melted Butter
175g Caster sugar
450g Soft Cream Cheese
475ml Double cream
150g Milk or Dark Chocolate (whatever your preference)
The cooking bit OR non cooking should I say ;)
1) - For the base, crush the biscuits and mix them with the melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 20cm spring-form tin and then chill. ( I pop it in the freezer quickly just whilst I do the rest of the prep)
2) - For the filling, mix the sugar, cream cheese together. Add the cream and fold everything together. Keep the mixture cool until you need it, but don't chill it.
3) - For the swirl, melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
4) - Spoon a layer of the cheesecake mix over the biscuit base, then drizzle a thin stream of chocolate mix in a swirl on top, then repeat until you have three layers of each. Stick a thin knife blade or skewer into the cheesecake and swirl the mixtures together. Don't be tempted to smooth the surface down or it will look muddy. Chill for at least 2 hours and keep chilled until you need to cut it.
Variations - You could use white chocolate instead of the milk. Why not add some soft fruit like Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, a coupld of handfuls should do the trick.
Here is one I made earlier: (always wanted to say that) :)
Please feel free to share your Cheesecake recipes and variations you enjoy> Don't be shy :)