Chocolate Marbled Baked Cheesecake

IMAG1134 Do we need an excuse for cake? The midweek treat perhaps?!

Okay, okay, if we need an excuse here is one. The sly fox recently annihilated our beautiful hens ūüė¶ We grieved for a considerable couple of months, but, on Sunday we replenished our stock and now have three wonderful birds. Fancy Nancy, Willy Wonka (yes!) and Pip!

It is so great to have fresh eggs again, so, in their honour we decided to make something spectacular! 

Well we think it is spectacular!

Ingredients:

400 g cream cheese

225 g caster sugar

200 ml double cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp cornflour

2 eggs

50 g  dark chocolate

Base:

200 g digestive biscuits

50 g melted butter (clarified)

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Method:

Preheat the oven to 160.  Fill a roasting tin half Рway with water and pop this into the oven.

Whiz up the digestives with the butter in a processor. If you don’t have a food processor just bash your biscuits with a rolling pin in a paper bag, then mix with the melted butter.

Line the base of a spring form 9 inch tin with the biscuit mixture. IMAG1120

Pop into the fridge and whip up your filling!

Filling:

Beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. I do this in the kitchen aid but you can also do this by hand.

Add the sugar and vanilla extract and beat. Gradually add the cream and mix some more. Finally add the eggs and cornflour and mix.

Melt the chocolate.

Pour half of the filling on top of the digestive mix. Add a few swirls of chocolate and make a marble pattern IMAG1122  <<<<It should look a little like this 

Add the other half of the mix and repeat the swirling pattern again.

Bake in the oven (in the bain marie) for 45 minutes.

Voila! IMAG1127 (2)

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