cooking oil spray, to grease
250 g chocolate biscuits
80 g butter, melted
2 x 250 g cream cheese, chopped, softened
395 g sweetened condensed milk
200 g dark chocolate melts, melted
3 free-range eggs
300 ml sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
cherries dipped in white chocolate, to garnish
dark chocolate curls, to garnish
toasted coconut flakes to garnish
100 g thickened cream
50 g dark chocolate melts, melted
- Follow Steps 1–6 of classic baked vanilla cheesecake recipe (linked recipe), adding melted dark chocolate at the end of Step 6 once condensed milk has been incorporated, beating on low until just incorporated.
- Continue to follow Steps 7–9 of classic baked vanilla cheesecake.
- To make chocolate ganache, put cream in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate. Set aside for 10 minutes, then stir until smooth. Set aside for 30 minutes to come to room temperature.
- Spoon ganache over chilled cheesecake to cover the top, letting it drip down the side. Garnish with a ring of cherries, chocolate curls and a sprinkle of coconut chips. Serve.