Here’s a great recipe my neighbour Rachelle is locally famous for. She was kind enough to share it with me, even though it’s officially her trademark dessert dish…
Chocolate Cheesecake
Serves 8+ Prep 20 mins Cook 50mins
Ingredients
200g digestive biscuits, crushed
105g unsalted butter, melted
500g light cream cheese at room temp
200g vanilla yoghurt
1 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g dark chocolate (or chocolate bar) melted, cooled.
1. Line a 20cm springform pan with baking paper. Combine biscuit and butter and press into base of pan. Chill for 20 mins.
2. Preheat oven to 160C. Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, yoghurt and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla.
3. Pour half of cheese mixture over crumb base. Spoon over melted chocolate. Top with remaining cheese mixture. Using a skewer, gently swirl chocolate into cheese mixture, taking care not to over-mix.
4. Bake for 45-50 mins, until cheesecake just sets. Turn off oven and cool in closed oven. Chill overnight before serving.
From the December 2009 Australian Good Food Recipe Book.