Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Chocolate Marmalade Cheesecake

Chocolate Marmalade Cheesecake

The inspiration for this dish came while I was eating Jaffa Cakes and, for some reason, talking about cheesecake with friends (this is perhaps more common than you might imagine). Chocolate orange just felt like a natural cheesecake flavour.

I used homemade marmalade, which has quite a strong, bitter flavour. Commercially produced marmalade tends to be a lot sweeter, which I think would be a bit sickly, so I'd recommend using homemade if you can. Obviously you don't have to make it yourself - but hopefully you can find a small local producer who uses less sugar than the big manufacturers.

Even with a good, bitter marmalade, and using dark chocolate, this is still an incredibly rich dessert. I could only eat a small slice.

Chocolate Marmalade Cheesecake

Chocolate Marmalade Cheesecake Recipe
Serves 8-10

150g digestive biscuits
60g butter
200g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
170ml double cream
300g cream cheese
50g icing sugar
2tbsp marmalade
  1. Use greaseproof paper to line the base of a 6in (16cm) loose-bottomed cake tin.
  2. Crush the biscuits (I use the end of a rolling pin), melt the butter, and stir through the crumbs until thoroughly combined. Press this mixture into the base of the cake tin, and refrigerate for an hour.
  3. Melt the chocolate, and use a small amount to draw a "squiggle" on parchment paper for decoration. Keep warm to maintain the liquid temperature.
  4. Whip the cream until stiff.
  5. Add the cream cheese and icing sugar to the cream, and start to whisk in the melted chocolate, a little at a time.
  6. Gently stir through the marmalade.
  7. Spoon the cream cheese mixture onto the biscuit base, and smoothe the top with a spatula.
  8. Refrigerate before serving, for at least 2-3 hours (preferably overnight).
Note: to make a larger cheesecake, double the quantities and use a 9in / 23cm tin.

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Emma said...

I'm drooling at the thought of this. Looks lovely too.

Rachel said...

It does sound very rich. Not to be made unless you have people to help you eat it!

Becky Jerdee said...

This looks divine...the dark chocolate insignia on top? Has a Japanese look to it...

Charlotte Klein said...

My mom makes her own marmalade but I can't eat it. I think she dumps 5 times the amount of sugar than she should and I always find it so sweet! (of course, I can't tell her that though).

In any event, this sounds delicious! And also, HIIII my love! Hope you are enjoying your summer :) XOXO

Lisa Crunkhorn said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Chocolate orange is one of my favourite things of all time but then again I have so many favourite things, lol.

I love that you've used dark chocolate to cut through some of the sweetness.

If you're using store bought marmalade, would you suggest to increase the marmalade and decrease the amount of icing sugar?

Sweet 2 Eat Baking

A Cuban In London said...

The presentation is just lovely and I can only imagine what that cake must taste like! :-)

Greetings from London.

Nina said...

How delicious - Miracles takes place when baling with chocolate and orange!
I'm popping by from Saturday Sharefest,

Lorna said...

My husband hates cheesecake. I might have to make this for myself! ;)

shrink on the couch said...

Chocolate Marvelous Cheesecake, looks to me! I used to make NY style cheesecake all the time til I bent my spring form pan several years ago. I haven't replaced it - a deliberate attempt at salvaging my girlish 'figgah.

wegotkidz said...

Gah! This looks delicious. I am so not a natural born baker, but I'm so tempted to try this.
New friend visiting from SITS :)

Steph @ Three Loud Kids! said...

This sounds delicious and just like something my kids would love!

Honeybee GB said...

Looks lovely and delicious! Can't wait to try. Thanks for the recipe.

Fly Girl said...

Very decadent!

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