White chocolate cheesecake

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
White chocolate cheesecake
This is a classic to rival even Lindy’s world-famous cheesecakes in New York, in my opinion. A dark
chocolate crumb base topped with a rich and creamy white chocolate filling. The orange and lemon
zests, along with the slight saltiness of the cream cheese give a real tang to avoid any cloying.
 

For the base

2 tbsp Divine cocoa

75g unsalted butter, melted

150g digestives, crushed

50g caster sugar

For the filling

2 x 100g bars Divine white chocolate

3 tablespoons warm water

600g good quality cream cheese

75g caster sugar

grated zest of 1/2 orange

grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

2 large free range eggs

To finish

Divine plain chocolate shavings or cocoa

Heat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas 2. Grease and base-line a 23cm springclip tin, and set it on a baking tray.

To make the base mix the cocoa with the melted butter then stir in the biscuit crumbs and the sugar.

When thoroughly combined, tip the mixture into the tin and, using the back of a spoon, press firmly onto the base and about 2cm up the sides. Chill until needed.

Break up the white chocolate and melt gently with the water in a saucepan over a low heat.

Remove the bowl from the heat, stir gently and leave to cool until needed.

Put the cream cheese, sugar, orange zest, lemon juice and zest, vanilla and eggs into the bowl of a food processor.

Run the machine until the mixture is very smooth, scraping down the sides from time to time.

Add the melted chocolate and run the machine until thoroughly combined.

Pour the mixture into the chilled base, then set the tin (on the baking tray) into the heated oven and bake for 40 minutes. Once cooked turn off the oven but do not remove the cheesecake and leave to cool for an hour.

Remove the tin, leave to cool completely then cover and chill overnight.

When ready to serve, run a round-bladed knife inside the tin to loosen the cheesecake then unclip the tin.

Decorate with plain chocolate shavings or dust with cocoa.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge and eat within 4 days.

Photo by Lisa Barber for divine chocolate.

Serves
8-12

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
40 minutes

Main ingredients
Chocolate, Cheese

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Entertaining, Cheesecake

Level of Difficulty
Easy

For more recipes and to buy Divine visit www.divinechocolate.com

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