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Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberries

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Dark, divine, sinful, creamy, chocolaty, and above all, as simple as can be, this Dark Chocolate Cheesecake will leave you wanting for more.

SideChef tip: we recommend using the Panasonic 4-in-1 Microwave Oven to make this recipe, click here to find out more.
Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberries Recipe | SideChef
Dark, divine, sinful, creamy, chocolaty, and above all, as simple as can be, this Dark Chocolate Cheesecake will leave you wanting for more.

SideChef tip: we recommend using the Panasonic 4-in-1 Microwave Oven to make this recipe, click here to find out more.
Passionate About Baking
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5hr 35min
Total Time
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Ingredients

US / METRIC
Servings:
8
Serves 8

Biscuit Base

5.5 oz
Hobnobs Biscuits
or Digestive Biscuits
1/3 cup
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 Tbsp
Jaggery Granules
3 Tbsp

Dark Chocolate Filling

1 cup
Dark Couverture Chocolate , melted
1 1/3 cups
Cream Cheese
3/4 cup
Half and Half
1 tsp
Pure Vanilla Extract
1/3 cup
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Ganache

1/2 cup
52% Couverture Chocolate
1/3 cup
Half and Half

Red Wine Macerated Strawberries

1 2/3 cups
1/2 cup
Brown Sugar
to taste
Oranges , zested
1/3 cup
Red Wine
2 1/2 Tbsp
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
635
FAT
40.8 g
PROTEIN
10.4 g
CARBS
62.3 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Whiz the Hobnobs Biscuits (5.5 oz) , Brown Sugar (3 1/2 Tbsp) , Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (1/3 cup) in a food processor until you get a fine meal. Add Butter (3 Tbsp) whiz again to mix. Press into 8-inch loose bottom tin. Chill in the freezer while you get the filling ready, and oven preheats
Step 2
Preheat oven to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C).
Step 3
Place all ingredients of the filling, Dark Couverture Chocolate (1 cup) , Cream Cheese (1 1/3 cups) , Half and Half (3/4 cup) , Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (1/3 cup) , Eggs (3) , Pure Vanilla Extract (1 tsp) , and Jaggery Granules (1 1/2 Tbsp) into a food processor and blend well to mix for 1 to 2 minutes on medium speed.
Step 4
Pour into crust, and bake for an hour.
Step 5
Leave to cool in the oven, then cover and chill for 4 to 6 hours, better overnight.
Step 6
In a non-reactive bowl, put in the chopped Fresh Strawberries (1 2/3 cups) , Star Anise (2) , Oranges (to taste) , and Brown Sugar (3 1/2 Tbsp) . Stir to mix, then pour in the Red Wine (1/3 cup) , stand covered in the fridge overnight.
Step 7
Discard the star anise, and strain the strawberries. Reserve in a bowl. Place wine in a small saucepan with Orange Juice (2 1/2 Tbsp) and simmer until thick and syrupy. Taste and adjust sweetness if required. Cool slightly, then pour over the strawberries.
Step 8
Ladle the strawberries over the ganache. If the syrup is thin, reduce it further until nice and thick. Cool and pour over strawberries.
Step 9
Cool about 30 minutes, then whisk​ again​. Chill until a little f​irm. Whisk once again till glossy and smooth, and holds peaks. Spread over​ chilled cheesecake.
Step 10
Place 52% Couverture Chocolate (1/2 cup) and Half and Half (1/3 cup) in a heatproof bowl. Heat in microwave for 1 minute. Whisk​ with a balloon whisk​ until smooth.
Step 11
Serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
635
% Daily Value*
Fat
40.8 g
52%
Saturated Fat
23.2 g
116%
Trans Fat
0.7 g
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Cholesterol
136.6 mg
46%
Carbohydrates
62.3 g
23%
Fiber
6.7 g
24%
Sugars
44.6 g
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Protein
10.4 g
21%
Sodium
244.4 mg
11%
Vitamin D
0.4 µg
2%
Calcium
133.7 mg
10%
Iron
4.2 mg
23%
Potassium
407.9 mg
9%
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