CHILLY CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE - VIDEO RECIPE
Chocolate and chilli cheesecake is the best one I have created. Chili and Chocolate are the match made in heaven. Wow your friends with this rich and sumptuous Chilli Chocolate Cake. The heat from the chilli provides an irresistible warmth to the chocolate sponge. Putting this cake together has been a labour of love. It’s been through a load of variations and this one is pretty much perfect – which makes it special enough for any occasion. Customise the cake to suit tastes – add more chilli if you like more heat. Go for the chocolate ganache and whipped frosting for a sophisticated taste and finish. This chocolate cake is unbelievably easy to make.
For the base
35-40 chocolate biscuits
80 gr of unsalted butter
For the cheesecake layer
250 gr of Cottage cheese or cream cheese full fat
1 tin (400 ml) - Condensed milk
2-4 tbsp of chilli oil ( you can add more)
200 ml of double/ heavy / fresh cream
300 gr of dark chocolate
1 tsp of instant coffee powder ( optional)
1 tsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 gelatine leaves or 2 tbsp of gelatine powder (soaked in water)
Pinch of salt Decorations ( optional)
Step 1 : Butter the bottom and sides of an 8 inch springform pan. If you don't have a springform pan, use your normal cake pan or a tart pan. Line the regular cake pan with a clingfilm or aluminium foil. Line the bottom and sides together without cutting the clingfilm so that you can easily lift the cheesecake out when it's set.
Step 2 : In a large bowl, add your chocolate and coffee and mix everything, melt over the double boiler or microwave in short 30 second breaks and set aside.
Step 3 : Add the gelatin to half cup of water and leave it to bloom.
Step 4 : Crush your biscuits in a food processor until fine powder, then add butter and add into your pan. Transfer this biscuit mixture to the base of the pan and press well. Refrigerate for a bit.
Step 5 : Make the cheesecake. Into your blender add condensed milk, cottage cheese, cinnamon, vanilla extract and chilli oil. Blend everything until smooth.
Step 6 : Add gelatine to your chocolate and mix lightly and then add straight away to your blender. Blend everything together till it's smooth and creamy.
Step 7 : Transfer to a bowl.Add your whipper cream and mix until sooth and creamy.
Step 8 : Pour the chocolate mixture over the biscuit base layer and refrigerate until its set completely until set. Tap once to remove the air bubbles.
Step 9 : Remove the springform pan slowly and decorate as you wish.