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Ilminster, Somerset, United Kingdom
43 years old, one wonderful daughter and husband. I love craft, card making, scrapbooking, jewellery making, altered art. I been crafting for about 8 years or so and moving house 6 years ago allowed me the space of my own craftroom. (Much to the annoyance of my husband!)

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Tuesday, 12 May 2009

I know I've blogged too much today... get a life!

Thought I'd share my baking from yesterday with you, be warned this isn't for anyone on a diet.
Yummy chocolate cheesecake......

Here's the recipe adapted from one off the internet.

Chocolate cheesecake


150g dark chocolate (use 70% plus cocoa solids.. soooo good!)
275g caster sugar
225g digestive biscuits, crushed
150g butter, melted
2 tbsp caster sugar
400g soft cream cheese
100g Mascarpone
142ml double cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 eggs (use good free range ones)


1. Preheat the to 170c/gas 3
2. Melt the chocolate and 125g of the sugar in a bain-marie (bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water) once melted set aside to cool slightly.
3. Meanwhile make the biscuit base by mixing together the crushed digestives, melted butter and 100g of caster sugar (if you prefer not so sweet I guess you could leave the sugar out, but it did make the base nice and chewy!) Press in a 20cm spring-form tin. I lined mine with baking parchment as the mixture was quite runny.
4. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, mascarpone, remaining 2 tbsp caster sugar, and double cream, vanilla extract and eggs until well mixed.
5. Divide the mixture between 2 bowls, add the melted chocolate mixture to one portion and mix in thoroughly.
6. Spoon in alternate amounts of the plain cheese mixture and the chocolate one onto the biscuit base. ( Mine was really runny cos my eggs were large and I had 2 double yolkers, so it was more of a pour than a spoon?!!)
7. Bake for 50 mintues (maybe a bit longer if the mixture is runny, mine was about 1 hour and10 minutes) until firm, cool before serving (if you can wait that long?)



  1. HOLY COW! I came here to look at your card and I got a bonus!!! Thanks for sharing! YUM!!!

  2. Yum, looks fantastic. Will have to get the ingredients and give it a go, I'm sure my DH would be delighted and my bump too!

    Left a little gift for you on my blog



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