Monday, March 10, 2014

Chocolate Marble Cheesecake

Chocolate Marble Cheesecake


5 tbsp. Unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
6oz vanilla wafers crushed processed to crumbs
6oz dark chocolate, chopped
1lb 2oz of cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup of sugar
1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature

Step 1:

Grease the pan with butter and chill. Add the butter to the cookie crumbs. Mix well. Press the mixture onto the bottoms and sides of the pan. Chill for 30-60 minutes, until firm.

Step 2:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over a saucepan of simmering water. Allow to cool. Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time beating well after. Pour half of the filling into the cookie base.

Step 3:

Mix the chocolate into the remaining filling. Spoon a ring of chocolate filling over the plain filling. Using a knife or a metal skewer, swirl the fillings to make a marbled pattern. Bake for 50-60 minutes. The center should remain soft. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake inside to cool. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Run a knife around the side of the cheesecake to loosen it, remove the pan, and transfer to a serving plate.