A lot of my friends and family know that I love making (and eating!) cheesecakes. I have a staple recipe and love trying new flavours all the time (more recipes coming soon!). This year I decided to make Ashleigh a cheesecake for her birthday using her favourite chocolate – Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Although I couldn’t try any myself, the girls all loved it and said it tasted amazing despite the fact it hadn’t 100% set by the time they came to try it.
Made using a 24cm spring form cake tin. Serves 8-10
- 3 – 4 tbsp butter, melted
- 2/3 of a 400g pack of digestives
- 250g cream cheese
- 400g tin of condensed milk – I think Carnation works best. I used a supermarket brand one this time and I think that’s why it didn’t set as well as previous cheesecakes I’ve made
- 1 Terry’s Chocolate Orange
- Put the digestives in a sandwich bag and crush with a rolling pin
- Combine the melted butter and crushed digestives. If the mixture is too sticky/buttery, add more crushed digestives. Press into the base of a spring form cake tin, then place in the fridge to chill
- In a bowl, mix the cream cheese and condensed milk together using an electric whisk
- Grate two of the chocolate orange segments and set aside
- Break the rest of the chocolate orange segments into thirds and place into a bowl, then melt them over a small pan of boiling water – keep an eye of it to prevent the chocolate burning or the water bubbling over!
- Mix the melted chocolate into the cheesecake mix using the electric whisk again
- Add to the cheesecake base, then top with the grated chocolate
- Leave in the fridge to chill for 2 days
Upcoming cheesecake recipes include Lemon, Lime, Mango, Blueberry and Toblerone…
What’s your favourite cheesecake flavour? What flavour combination should I try out next?