You will keep this recipe as a quick and delicious go-to whenever you are in need of a dessert, something sweet or a treat. The taste is dramatically altered by the chocolate of your choice … choose wisely!!
200g full fat cream cheese
200g chocolate, chopped finely
5 eggs, separated
Preheat your oven to 170℃ and line a 18cm cake tin with baking paper. Cover the bottom and about half way up, of the cake tin with tin foil and place the tin in a roasting dish. Put aside.
Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water.
Stir until completely melted and remove from the heat. Allow to cool slightly.
Add the cream cheese and egg yolks to a mixing bowl and beat with an electric beater.
Drizzle in the cooled chocolate and mix until blended.
Add the egg whites to a clean mixing bowl and beat until stiff peaks.
Stir about a third of the whites into the chocolate mixture to lighten it.
Add the rest of the whites and gently fold through until no trace of white is visible.
Gently scrape the mixture into the prepared cake tin and level the surface with a spatula.
Now pour very hot water from the TAP into the roasting tray so that the water reaches about 3cm.
Place the cake in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Lower the temperature to 160℃ and bake for another 15 minutes.
Turn the oven off and leave the cake inside for another 30 minutes before removing it from the baking tin.
Serve the cheesecake slightly warm with a chocolate sauce.