Blackberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

Blackberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake

Blackberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake 1903 1260 Rouba Shahin Middle Eastern Cooking

This blackberry and white chocolate cheesecake is the perfect dessert for summer. It’s creamy and ultra-smooth and pairs perfectly with any chocolate biscuit base.  Make this one of your go-to desserts when entertaining.  You can make it and freeze it ahead of time for a stress-free dinner party or gathering.

blackberry and white chocolate cheesecake sliced and served

Ingredients

  • 1 packet (250 grams) Arnott’s delta cream biscuits or any chocolate biscuit
  • 100 grams unsalted butter melted
  • 2 packets Philadelphia cream cheese softened (500 grams)
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • vanilla essence
  • 80 grams white chocolate melted
  • zest and juice (pulp-free) of 1 orange
  • 300 ml thickened cream
  • 4 tablespoons blackberry jam

Garnish

  • 3 tablespoons blackberry jam (extra)
  • Fresh blackberries or strawberries
  • white chocolate grated (extra)

Cook’s Note

*Do not open the oven during the cooking time or the cheesecake will crack and sink.
*Springform tins will always leak.  Place your tins on an oven tray lined with non- grease paper during baking to make your cleaning process easier
*Make it and freeze it! Once the cheesecake is completely cool, do not garnish. Simply wrap it in plastic glad paper and freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Step 1
Preheat oven to 160°.  Grease and line the base and sides of a 20 cm springform tin with non-stick baking paper.

Process biscuits until finely crushed.  Add the melted butter and pulse until well combined.  Press the mixture gently into the base of the prepared tin and then smooth out with the back of a spoon.

biscuit base for cheesecake

Step 2
To make the filling; Using the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, and sugar until creamy (don’t over-beat). Add the eggs (1 at a time) and vanilla and beat until blended.

By hand, fold in the white chocolate, orange juice, orange zest, and thickened cream and mix gently until smooth.

Gently pour the cream cheese mixture onto the crumb crust.  Tap the tin lightly to remove any air bubbles.  Place blackberry jam in the microwave for 40 seconds or until very soft. Drizzle over the cheesecake mixture and swirl gently with a knife.

pouring softened jam over uncooked cheescake

make swirls using a sharp kitchen utensil

swirls all over unbaked cheesecake before baking

Place the cake tin onto a tray lined with baking paper and bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.  Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until cold.

To serve, drizzle with extra melted blackberry jam, top with blackberries, and garnish with remaining white chocolate shaves.

blackberry and white chocolate cheesecake

Serves 12

 

Why you will love this cheesecake:

go-to dessert when entertaining
Make ahead of time and freeze
Stress-free dinner party dessert
mouth-watering
creamy and smooth
Delicious

Sahtan – Enjoy In Good Health