Chocolate Cherry CheesecakePRINT RECIPE
Recipe created by Vanessa, The Bubbalino Kitchen
- To decorate: smother with chocolate sauce and/or edible flowers.
- EDIBLE FLOWERS: To find out more about edible flowers, how to grow and other recipe ideas click here
- 1 packet of Superwine biscuits, whizzed in the food processor
- 70g butter, melted
- 4 Tbsp Barker's Morello Cherries fruit preserve
- 150g dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 300g cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 250ml cream
- Preheat oven to 160°C
- Grease a 10x30cm rectangular loaf tin and then line base and two long sides of the loaf tin with baking paper. Leave enough hanging out to use as handles to remove.
- Place crushed biscuits in a bowl and add melted butter. Stir well until thoroughly combined.
- Spread mixture out evenly into prepared tin, pressing firmly with your fingertips or the back of a metal spoon to form an even base.
- Place in the oven and bake until base is set and golden, approx. 15-20 minutes.
- Set aside until cool.
- In bowl of a stand mixer, place cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla and beat on high speed until smooth (if you don't have a stand mixer, place everything in a large bowl and use an electric beater).
- Reduce speed to low and gradually add the finely chopped chocolate. Beat until it is evenly distributed but don't over-mix so that your entire mixture turns brown. Stir in Morello Cherries until combined.
- In a separate mixing bowl, beat cream to stiff peaks (being careful not to over-beat). Fold cream into the cream cheese and chocolate mixture and then pour mixture over the cooled base.
- Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.
- Carefully lift out of the tray using the baking paper flaps and remove the paper from the sides and base.
- Transfer to a serving plate and decorate by drizzling chocolate sauce across the top in a diagonal pattern, then adorn with your edible flowers in any way you like.
- To cut, heat your knife under hot water and then slice.