Chocolate Cheesecake

I saw this recipe in an old edition of the Your Family magazine (April 1997) and thought it quite decadent with all the chocolate, almonds and mascarpone.  It isn’t the cheapest of desserts to make and eating it cold from the fridge wasn’t that great.  It was however great at room temperature.  Really thought I took pics of it cut but clearly not.  Oops.

Chocolate Cheese Cake

Chocolate Cheese Cake


125g butter, melted
25g castor sugar
100g milk chocolate, melted
50g ground almonds
90g flour, sifted

500g cream cheese
125g castor sugar
125ml cream
5 XL eggs, separated
400g milk chocolate, melted

500g Mascarpone cheese
30g icing sugar
5ml vanilla essence
Extra milk chocolate for decorating


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Base – Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the remaining ingredients and press into the base of a greased 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin.
  4. Filling – Beat the cream cheese, sugar and cream until smooth.  Add the egg yolks and melted chocolate.
  5. Beat the egg whites until still peaks form and fold into the mixture and pour over the base.  Bake for 2 hours and then cool in the oven for an hour.
  6. Topping – Beat the ingredients together and spread over the cooled cheesecake.
  7. Decorate with shavings or grated chocolate.

38 thoughts on “Chocolate Cheesecake

  1. This sounds fantastic, Mandy, and you needn’t worry about the photos. The one you did have says it all. Glad to read that you gave your thyroid “what-for”. I hope it learned its lesson and behaves from now on. 🙂

  2. Mandy, I think you’ve just just sent my head into a tail spin lol. I am sitting here drooling away thinking why haven’t I made this. Thanks to your recipe.. I will be making this :). And thank you so much for the wonderful words you left on my blog… I truly appreciate you. xox

  3. Yumbo, and loving the trend I am seeing across my fave foodie friends blogs – ‘what’s old is new’. Recipes from 1997, I am gonna throw it out there and say…. I bet it is beautiful and a heck of a lot tastier than many of the sweet treats we see today loaded with 7 million ingredients. End rant… Ha! 🙂 Hope you are doing well my beautiful friend. Big hugs and love across the pond. xoxo

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