Gorgeously creamy layers of white chocolate and dark chocolate on a rich chocolate base.
So following quickly on from my post for Diet Friendly Sausage Pasta Bake, comes this post for the very diet unfriendly Double Chocolate Cheesecake. It’s all about balance. Right?
I like to make pudding on a Sunday. It helps to make me feel like a better mum, filling my kids with sugar and fat. I tend to stick to traditional British puds – apple crumble; jam sponge; bread and butter pudding (Have you tried the Toffee Apple Puddle Pudding I blogged a little while ago? Do it. Sooo worth the calories). But for whatever reason, this past Sunday I decided I wanted to make a cheesecake. I often make my White Chocolate and Strawberry Cheesecake, usually when we have guests (use frozen fruit and you can make it any time of the year), but I wanted to make a chocolate one this time. So that’s what I made.
I’ll hold my hands up and admit that this does require the use of a sink-full of bowls. But it’s really easy, and definitely worth a bit of washing up. I used Bourbon biscuits for the base – you can use whatever you’d like, I considered Oreos which would be great, but they were more than double the price of the Bourbons, so got shelved (I’m not embarrassed to admit I’m
I only refrigerated my cheesecake for a couple of hours because I didn’t have the time to leave it for longer – this is a recurring theme for me and cheesecakes, but heh ho. So it was slightly softer than it could have been. Did this affect the taste? Course it didn’t. But if you’re slightly more organised than me and can refrigerate your cheesecake for longer, it’ll be easier to slice.
This cheesecake is gorgeous by itself. But it’s phenomenal with a raspberry coulis. Simply blend about 100-200g raspberries (again I used frozen and just let them defrost for a bit first) with a spoonful or two of icing sugar. If you’re feeling fancy you can then sieve it to get rid of the seeds. I didn’t. The Husband has a bit of a thing for raspberries with chocolate. And I aim to please 😉