Chocolate Dessert

Baked Chocolate Cheesecake

Rich, dark and irresistibly good – this cheesecake is for all you chocolate lovers out there!
  • 1:25 TIME
  • 15 portions

INGREDIENTS

1tbsp golden syrup

55g spread

175g digestive biscuits, finely crushed

2tbsp cocoa powder

500g light cream cheese

397g CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk

300g dark chocolate, melted

3 eggs

2tsp vanilla extract

METHOD

Prep: 20 minutes. Cook: 1 hour 5 minutes, plus cooling time.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan oven). Double wrap the outside of a 20cm (8in) spring-form cake tin with cling film.
  2. Heat the golden syrup and low fat spread in a saucepan until melted. Stir in the crushed biscuits and cocoa until well combined. Tip into the prepared tin and spread out evenly with the back of a spoon, pressing down well. Chill for 10 minutes.
  3. Beat the cream cheese until soft. Gradually whisk in the condensed milk, dark chocolate, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Pour over the set biscuit base. Sit the cheesecake in a roasting tin.
  4. Pour boiling water into the tin until it comes halfway up the side of the cake tin. Bake in the centre of the oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, without opening the door, and leave for 1 hour to set.
  5. Cool and chill for 4 hours or overnight. Remove from the tin and cut into 15 slices.

CHEF'S TIP

It is important to cool the cheesecake in the oven this will help keep the centre of the baked cheesecake from cooling too quickly and cracking.  However, do not worry if this happens. Cover with a layer of whipped cream or soured cream and dust with extra cocoa powder just before serving.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

TYPICAL VALUES 

Per 100g

Per slice (1/15th cheesecake)

Reference Intake

% RI*

Energy

1357 kJ

325 kcal

1473 kJ

353 kcal

8400 kJ

2000 kcal

18%

 

Fat

17.7g

19.2g

70g

27%

of which: saturates

9.6g

10.4g

20g

52%

Carbohydrate

32.7g

35.5g

260g

14%

of which: sugars

22.1g

24.0g

90g

27%

Fibre

2.3g

2.5g

-

-

Protein

7.5g

8.2g

50g

16%

Salt

0.58g

0.63g

6g

11%


*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400 kJ/2000 kcal).

Based on the stated recipe. Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.