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Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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Chocolate Cheesecake RecipeChocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients:

Crust;

  • 50 g butter,
  • 1 cup flour,
  • 1 egg yolk,
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar,
  • 1 table spoon cocoa powder.

Cheesecake filling;

  • 3 eggs + 1 egg white,
  • 400 gr. cream cheese,
  • 160 gr. bitter sweet chocolate,
  • 200 ml heavy cream,
  • 1 cup sugar,
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch,
  • 3 tbsps cocoa powder.

Chocolate Ganache;

  • 120 g bitter sweet chocolate,
  • 100 ml heavy cream.

Preparation:

  1. For the crust combine flour, powdered sugar and cocoa powder,
  2. Add the cold butter cut into small cubes and rub it into the dry ingredients using your fingers, without letting the warmth of your hands melt the butter too much,
  3. Add the egg yolk and knead until everything comes together to form a crumbly non-sticky dough,
  4. Grease a 21 springform pan and lay the bottom with parchment paper,
  5. Press the dough on the bottom of the pan to an even layer,
  6. Bake in a 180 C degrees pre-heated oven for 15-20 min.,
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool,
  8. For the filling, melt the chocolate in the microwave and let it cool for several mins,
  9. Separate the egg yolk and whites,
  10. Beat the whites until you get stiff peaks,
  11. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, heavy cream and egg yolks,
  12. Add the sugar, cocoa powder and corn starch and whisk until sugar dissolves,
  13. Add the melted chocolate and stir well,
  14. Finally fold the beaten egg whites into the mixture using a spatula or a wooden spoon trying not to deflate the egg whites,
  15. Pour the batter onto the crust,
  16. Wrap the bottom of the mold with aluminum foil and put it in a baking tray and place it in the 170 C degrees pre-heated oven,
  17. Add 2 cups of water into the baking tray,
  18. Bake for 45-50 mins.,
  19. Turn off the heat and wait for 15-20 mins, not opening the oven,
  20. Remove from the oven and wait until it cools down to room temperature.
  21. Set aside in the fridge overnight,
  22. Next day for the sauce heat the heavy cream,
  23. Add the chocolate into it and mix until melts,
  24. Pourthe sauce over the cheesecake,
  25. After cools down, decorate with fresh fruits,
  26. You can serve immediately.

Bon appétit…

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