This should probably be renamed “Killer boozy chocolate cheesecake” as you’ll see when you read the ingredients below. However we took this to a friend’s 40th party at the weekend and it was a HUGE success, with people telling us how amazing it was and how “I’ve never tasted anything like it”.
As you can see it’s not cheap, healthy, quick or easy, but it’s a great one if you want to blow people away. Or gorge on chocolate.
If you’re on a chocolate roll and want some other ideas you could also try our chocolate cake to die for which is another one where you really don’t want to be counting the calories….
This recipe (which I have tweaked slightly) came from “Man up your meals”, which was sent to us by Parragon Books for review. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to read my thoughts about the book. If you like this recipe, here is another one from the same book: Jumbo potato wedges with dips.
- Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp
- Chocolate chip cookies - 175g
- Butter - 55g
- Chocolate - 250g (dark)
- Chocolate - 200g (milk)
- Sugar - 55g (caster or granulated)
- Cream cheese - 350g (mascarpone)
- Double cream - 425ml
- Irish cream liqueur - 3 tbsp (Baileys)
- Gently melt the butter in a saucepan and bash the cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin
- Mix the cookies and the butter and line the base of the cake tin with it using some oiled up baking paper
- Store in the fridge for 1h
- Gently melt the chocolate in a bain marie for 5 mn and then let it cool down
- Beat the mascarpone and the sugar together in a bowl then add the double cream and melted chocolate and the liqueur and beat some more
- Spoon the chocolate mix into the cake tin and smooth the surface
- Chill in the fridge for at least 2h
Put a small saucepan on a low heat. Get all your ingredients for the base ready. Switch your kettle on (for the filling in a minute).
Cut the butter into smaller chunks and gently melt it in the medium saucepan.
Line the base of a 20-24 cm (depending on how deep you want your cheesecake to be) round springform cake tin with baking paper and brush the paper all over with the oil.
Place the cookies into a food bag. Remove as much air as possible from the bag or it will blow up. Hold it closed tightly with one hand and bash the cookies through the bag with a rolling pin (or other heavy object) in your other hand.
Once the butter is melted add the cookies to the saucepan and stir well with a wooden spoon. Line the base of the cake tin with the cookies mix. Press it down with the palm of your hand or the knuckles of your fist. Chill it in the fridge for 1 hour.
Put a medium saucepan on a medium heat. Get all your ingredients for the filling ready.
Gently melt the chocolate in a bain marie for 5 minutes.
How to do a Bain Marie
Pour the boiling water from the kettle into the medium saucepan over a medium heat. Put a heat-resistant bowl with the broken chocolate bars into the saucepan. Your bowl should sit just above or just on top of the water. Stir every now and then until it's all melted. It should take about 5 minutes. Let the chocolate mix cool down.
Beat the mascarpone with the sugar in a big bowl. Add the double cream and beat some more. Finally add the cooled down chocolate mix and the liqueur and beat it some more.
Spoon the chocolate mix into the cake tin and smooth the surface with a spatula or wooden spoon. Cut off the excess baking paper. Leave to chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours or until it's quite firm.
When ready release the cake tin, lift the cake out with the sides of the baking paper. Carefully hold the cake on the palm of one hand and gently unstick the paper from the bottom. Then you should be able to softly slide the cake onto a serving dish or board.
- If the baking paper left any dents around your cake just take a spatula and gently smooth them away.
As I mentioned above, this recipe came from the book "Man up your meals", which I really didn't expect to like as much as I do. The book format is quite cool and the recipes are easy to follow (although I did make a couple of tweaks to this one).
This is a cookbook for people (men or women) who want fun food and are not counting the calories (in fact it's probably the opposite of a diet book!). I could definitely see Sophie and I buying this for Sophie's two brothers - one of whom cooks, the other who rarely enters the kitchen - as it would, strangely, appeal to both of them. The book's RRP is £8 but you can get it from The Works at the moment for just £4.99, and at that price it's an absolute bargain.
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Disclosure: We were sent a copy of "Man up your meals" by Parragon Books in exchange for this honest review, as ever all words and opinions are our own.