Marbled chocolate cheesecake

Yield: 10 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack (200-gram) chocolate wafers; crushed to crumbs and dust
⅔ cup Almonds; finely chopped
½ cup Butter; melted
8 ounces Baker's bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate squares
4 ounces Baker's bitter chocolate squares
3 packs (250-gram) cream cheese; light (philadelphia brand works best)
½ cup White sugar
1½ cup Whipping cream (35%)
1 \N Envelope unflavoured gelatin
3 tablespoons Cold water



From: Francois Pitt <fpitt@...> Date: Tue, 1 Mar 1994 13:39:41 -0500 Hi there all you chocolate fans!! Here's a very easy to make (and very tasty!) chocolate cheesecake which requires no baking. (I think it was originally from the magazine "Canadian Living", but I can't remember for sure)

CRUST: Mix the wafers, almonds, and melted butter together and press firmly at the bottom of a 9 inch spring cake pan. Put in the refrigerator while preparing the cheese mixture.

CHEESE: In a double boiler, for which the water is hot but not boiling, put all the chocolate squares. While the chocolate is melting, cream the cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Whip the whipping cream and add it delicately to the cheese mixture. Sprinkle the gelatin onto the water in a small pot and let it sit for one minute, then turn the heat on low and stir until the gelatin is dissolved. Add the gelatin to the cheese and cream.

At this point in time, the chocolate should have finished melting completely. Put approximately one third of the cheese preparation in another bowl and add to it the melted chocolate, mixing well.

Take the pan out of the refrigerator, and pour the cheese mixtures in the pan, alternating between the chocolate and the plain one. Use a knife to marble the cheese preparations. Put in the fridge for about three hours (until the cheese has solidified enough). Once you are ready to serve it, take the cake out of the pan by running a knife under hot water and passing it carefully along the edge of the pan.



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