chocolate cheesecake

INGREDIENTS

  • 200g plain chocolate biscuits
  • 80g butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup cold tap water
  • 5 teaspoons gelatine
  • 500g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 150g white chocolate, melted
  • 150g dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups thickened cream, whipped
  • 100g milk chocolate, grated
  • cocoa powder, to serve

METHOD

Step 1

Grease and line a 24cm (base) springform pan. Process biscuits in a food processor to fine crumbs. Transfer to a bowl. Add melted butter. Stir until well combined. Use your fingertips to press into base of prepared pan. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm.

Step 2

Place water into a heatproof microwavesafe bowl. Sprinkle over gelatine. Stand for 1 minute. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) power for 20 to 40 seconds or until gelatine dissolves. Set aside for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar and milk until smooth. Stir in gelatine. Divide cream cheese mixture between 2 bowls.

Step 4

Stir white chocolate into 1 cream cheese mixture. Stir dark chocolate into other.

Step 5

Fold half the cream through white chocolate mixture and half through dark chocolate mixture.

Step 6

Pour dark chocolate mixture over biscuit base. Freeze for 10 minutes or until firm to the touch. Carefully spread white chocolate mixture over dark. Cover. Refrigerate overnight.

Step 7

Release sides of pan. Place cheesecake onto a serving platter. Sprinkle with grated milk chocolate. Dust with cocoa. Cut into slices with a warm knife. Serve.