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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Double Chocolate Cheesecake

Satiny smooth Chocolate Cheesecake with a perfect chocolaty crust!!!

Double Chocolate Cheesecake

Ever since I made my No Bake Mango Cheesecake, I have been dying to make a cheesecake with the real cream cheese instead of the substitutions. I loved my mango cheesecake that I made with paneer but I wanted to taste, what the real version is...I wanted a classic baked cheesecake made with the famous silver packet:)
I bought just one packet Philadelphia cream cheese ( you wouldn't believe how costly it is, still I wanted to try and bought one :) ) And what better flavour to make than my favorite chocolate!!!
Now here is the result....
Double Chocolate Cheesecake

The cream cheese is totally worth the money. The cheesecake was soooo smooth, velvety, satiny.... What other words can I use to describe its texture?! You definitely have to try it to experience it. It has a mild salt background that uplifts the flavour of the cheesecake. 
Now about the flavour....
The chocolate flavour just burst through in every bite... I now have atleast 2 packets of Amul Dark chocolate in my pantry always. I have literally become addicted to it. I put them in my cookies, bread pudding, sandwiches...I kind of stuff them wherever possible:) And the crust is crisp and it remains so too after refrigeration due to our pre baking ( no soggy stuff and all...)

Double Chocolate Cheesecake

Everybody loves a crack free cheesecake right? Here I am going to give you some simple tips that will help you all yield one....
  • Firstly make sure you don't overcook your cheesecake. Overcooking will always lead to cracks. Cheesecake is done when it has a wobble like jelly in the middle when shaken. It will continue to cook while it cools and set perfectly while resting in the refrigerator. So, when you see the wobble, turn off the oven ( don't worry that its under cooked )
  • The second thing that can cause the crack on top of the cheesecake is sudden temperature changes. So, after the cheesecake is done, let it cool in the oven itself with the oven door slightly open for half an hour before taking out and cooling completely.

 

Chocolate Cheesecake

 Satiny smooth Chocolate Cheesecake with perfect chocolaty crust!!!
 Prep time:  Cook time: 
 Total time: Yield: 5" cheesecake

Ingredients:
Chocolate Cream Cookies: 12
Melted Butter: 2 tbsp 
Cream Cheese: 1 packet ( 225 g )
Condensed Milk: 1/2 cup
Vanilla Extract: 1/2 tsp  
Dark Chocolate: 112 g 
Butter: 2 tbsp 
Egg: 1 
Powdered Sugar: 2 tbsp 
Boiling water: as required 



METHOD:
1) Grease a 5 inch loose bottomed pan with butter. Take the cookies in a mixer and pulse to a fine crumb. Transfer the cookie crumb to a bowl.

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2)  Add melted ( and cooled to room temperature ) butter to the crumb. Mix well with a spoon or a fork till it comes together. Dump the mix into the prepared pan.

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3) Smooth it with the help of a glass and transfer the pan to a cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 8 to 10 minutes. Let it cool to room tempertaure. Wrap it around with aluminium foil and keep that aside.

Melt the chocolate and 2 tbsp butter in a double boiler ( just place the bowl of chocolate over a pan of simmering water) Refer here for step wise photos.
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4) Beat the cream cheese until light ( about a minute ). Add the condensed milk and vanilla and beat until smooth.
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5) Add the melted and cooled chocolate and mix well.
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6) Add the egg and mix until just combined. Don't overbeat after adding the egg as you don't want the cheesecake to rise, it just needs to be set.
I found that the batter was little less sweet to my liking so, I added 2 tbsp powdered sugar. Mix that in. The batter will be very smooth and velvety... Make sure to scrap down the sides to ensure that everything is combined.
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7) Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Gently tap twice and shake in a zig zag motion to remove any air bubbles. Transfer the pan to a larger roasting pan and fill it halfway with boiling water.
Bake in a preheated oven at 160 C for 30 to 35 minutes ( there should be a slight jiggle, when you shake the pan ) Turn off the oven and and let it cool in the oven itself for half an hour with the oven door slightly open.
After half an hour, take it out from the oven.
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8) Run a knife around the edge and let it cool to room temperature. Once fully cooled, cover it with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours ( or preferably overnight )
When fully set, remove the foil and gently take it out from the pan.
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There you have it, the most extraordinary chocolate dessert one could must have!!!! Dust with cocoa powder just before serving....

Double Chocolate Cheesecake

NOTES:
1) Make sure your cream cheese and egg are at room temperature.
2) To get clean cuts dip your knife in hot water, wipe it off and then cut ( As you can see my one side has a clean cut than my other side, as I was in a hurry to have a taste of one my dream cakes!!! Please don't be like me...take your time and make neat slices :) )
3) You can also pour ganache instead of dusting with cocoa powder.
4)  The total time in the recipe does not include the chilling time.

Double Chocolate Cheesecake



Happy Cooking,
Sindhiya.S

20 comments:

  1. loved this silky smooth chocolaty cheese cake

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  2. just loved this chocolaty cheese cake

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  3. Yumm my son is gng to love this! And you have used just one pack cheese its pretty expensive over here as well so being able to make a cheese cake with just one pack is so worth it!! So thanks for the lovely recipe ladies

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  4. Woww.. This is absolutely good and love the step by step instructions

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  5. This chocolate cheesecake looks delicious, I love the dark and intense color of it...thank you so much for all the tutorial pictures, very helpful.
    Have a great week ahead :)

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  6. I am a notorious chocolate lover and I am drooling!

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  7. Wow...........what a wonderful cake.just loved it.

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  8. That is one beautiful cake! We had a guest from France that wanted to take cream cheese back to France because she just fell in love with cheesecake. It didn't travel well though.

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  9. Love the cake! It is so inviting!!
    HAPPY DIWALI dear!!

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  10. Wow, nice presentation.. Your cake looks so delicious.. :)

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  11. yummy double chocolate cheese cake..droll worthy...

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  12. Am not much of a cheese cake person, but this looks solo good.

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  13. I am dieheart fan of cheesecakes... Love it

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  14. Gorgeous.. I would love to have slice right now. YUM!

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  16. Mouth Watering :-) this is going to be our weekend dessert !!

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