Recipe: Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate Cheesecake

One of the favorite deserts of our international guests is my very own Chocolate Cheese Cake. It is ideal for a Sunday afternoon tea or coffee on the terrace of the Château.


Ingredients (Base):

  • 100g speculoos cookies
  • 100g crumble cookies (example: palets breton)
  • 75g melted butter

Ingredients (Cheesecake mixture):

  • 3 gelatin sheets
  • 3 eggs
  • 80g sugar
  • 200g cream (liquid)
  • 250g cream cheese or mascarpone
  • 175g good quality white chocolate
  • Some good quality dark chocolate powder


Preparation (Base):

  1. Crush all the cookies finely an place them in a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter and mix it with the crumbed cookies in the bowl.
  3. Spread the mixture in a loose-bottomed 22cm cake tin.
  4. Put in fridge to rest for 30 minutes.

Preparation (Cheesecake Mixture):

  1. Place the gelatin sheets in cold water.
  2. In a pan, mix egg yolks, sugar and cream and heat slowly stirring all the time until the mixture thickens (make sure it never boils).
  3. Add the white chocolate and the gelatin, stirring until dissolved.
  4. Remove from heat and add the cream cheese or mascarpone.
  5. Leave to cool for about 40 minutes.
  6. Whisk egg whites to stiff snow and add  delicately.
  7. Smooth on top of refrigerated base and put in the fridge until set.
  8. Just before serving sprinkle the dark chocolate on top.
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