Black Forest Cheesecake
This Black Forest Cheesecake is a super collaboration of cherries, blueberries and blackberries with chopped up dark chocolate on a creamy cheesecake.
Black Forest Cheesecake is just incredible. I absolutely loved making this cheesecake and loved it even more when I ate it. The rich fruit mixed with the chocolate on top of a cool creamy cheesecake is a dream come true. These iconic flavours are super together and I take any opportunity to use them. Plus as you can see it is absolutely gorgeous.
Just look at how beautiful this cheesecake is! You definitely will want a big slice.
To get the beautiful chocolate shards on top I used a knife and cut at a chocolate bar on the diagonal. You get the beautiful looking chocolate crumbs.
Sprinkling the chocolate on top was a beautiful moment and looked great when serving. Everyone wanted a little extra chocolate once it was sliced up however it was mostly me.
Black Forest Cheesecake Recipe
Black Forest Cheesecake
- 45 g Unsalted butter
- 150 g Bourbon biscuits
- 300 g Soft cream cheese
- 60 g Caster sugar
- 150 ml Double cream
- 410 g black cherry fruit filling tin
- 150 g Blackberries
- 125 g blueberries
- 1 lime
- 60 g dark chocolate
Making the black forest topping
Place the tinned cherries, blueberries and blackberries in a saucepan. Along with the fresh lime juice.
On a low heat allow the mix to reduce down. Keep an eye on the mix and stir regularly.
Once the fruit has started mushing down slightly remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Lightly grease an 6 inch loose base cake tin. (I also added a greaseproof paper circle at the bottom to help it off the base later).
Melt the butter gently in the microwave or in a pan and then take off the heat.
Crush the bourbon biscuits in a food processor, or put it in a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to break them up (my preferred method).
Put the biscuit crumbs in a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir until all the biscuits are coated in the butter.
Scoop the crumbs into the tin and push down to make a hard layer. Place the cake tin in the fridge and leave to harden while you make the cream layer.
In a bowl cream together the cream cheese and caster sugar until the sugar has dissolved and is well distributed.
In a new bowl lightly whip the double cream until it starts to thicken.
Stir in the double cream and cream cheese mixture together.
Remove the cake tin from the fridge and add the cream cheese to the base and put back into the fridge to set. It takes roughly about 45-60 minutes.
Remove the cheesecake from the tin and place on a plate. Spoon the cool cherry mix over the top.
Chop the chocolate on the diagonal creating the beautiful flakes. Sprinkle on the cheesecake and serve.
How gorgeous does this look! I think the reason is looks so good and is so pleasing is because it was so easy to create.
Making the black forest topping was easy to create. Pop the ingredients in a pan and allow the fruits to soften on a low heat. Remove and allow to cool. Easy. The addition of lime to the fruit adds a little sharpness to counteract the sweetness of cherries.
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