Death by chocolate cheesecake

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Death by chocolate cheesecake
Is there such thing as too much chocolate?

For the base

24 sandwich cookies, crushed

100g butter, melted

For the filling

800g cream cheese, softened

170g icing sugar

30g cocoa powder

4 eggs

250g dark chocolate, melted

For the ganache

200ml cream

200g dark chocolate, chopped

Preheat oven to 180°C. Mix sandwich crumbs and melted butter and press into the bottom of 9 inch springform pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes and let cool. 

Beat the cream cheese with the sugar and cocoa powder until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the cooled down melted chocolate and mix until smooth. Pour the mixture over the crust and spread to get a flat surface. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes then remove from tin and refrigerate overnight.

Heat the cream and pour over a bowl with the chopped chocolate. Let sit for one minute and mix until smooth and glossy. Pour the ganache allowing it to run down the sides a bit. Top with chocolate shavings to decorate if desired.

Serves
16

Preparation Time
30 minutes

Cooking Time
70 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Chocolate, Eggs, Biscuits

Recipe Type
Party Food, Dessert, Cheesecake

Special Info
Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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