Chocolate cheese cake

For the Easter Sunday I was having some guests planned and as I was not in the mood to do the traditional Easter cake (cozonac) I looked for a simple recipe. I have found a cheese cake with chocolate recipe and decided to give it a try.
Finally, my guests had an urgency and couldn't arrive to taste it. Do they know what they have missed? I do not think so.
The cake is a very reach one, so if you on a diet forget about it. To me it was a kind of "mousse au chocolat". The texture was incredible and my husband and my daughter loved it very much. For my taste was a bit too rich because I prefer cakes that are more light and I was able to eat only small slices. Nevertheless, I appreciated the taste.


For the base:
  • 200g speculoos
  • 90g butter (melted)
For the cake:
  • 250g black chocolate
  • 500g Philadelphia cheese
  • 400g mascarpone
  • 100g suggar
  • 3 eggs

  1.  Smash the speculoos bisquits with a fork or with a mixer.
  2. Add butter and mix well.
  3. Lay the speculoos with butter on the bottom of a pan and press them well. I have a silicon cake pan with ceramic bottom, but if you do not have the same, put some baking sheet on the bottom before laying the base.
  4. Melt the cocolate in bain-marie.
  5. In the bowl of the mixer, mix Philadelphia cheese with mascarpone.
  6. Add sugar and melted chocolate while continuing to mix.
  7. Add the eggs one by one and mix well after each.
  8. Pour this composition over the speculoos and level nicely the top.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven at 150ºC for 50" then, turn of the oven and let the cake stay inside the oven for another hour, without opening the oven door.
  10. After, remove it from the oven and let it stay over night in the fridge.

 Recipe inspired from the magazine Cuisine de copains Aout-Septembre-Octobre 2013 page 93.


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