What’s Cooking?…Chocolate Marmalade Cheesecake

What’s Cooking?..Chocolte Marmalade Cheesecake.

I was busy making a big big pot of marmalade the other day, I made it extra fruity and it was delicious.  At the same time  have also had on my mind to make some kind of a chocolate orange dessert.  That is when I came up with the idea of making this Chocolate Marmalade Cheesecake.  It’s super easy to make.  It’s not overly sweet and just a bit more of a unique adult dessert.  Its got a lovely moussey texture and no stogy base.  Serve with a dollop of thick unsweetened cream, its a lovely flavor contrast. This can be made ahead of time.  The flavour only improves with time.

This is how I do it.

Ingredients for the Cheesecake

500g Neufchatel cheese
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
200g Orange Marmalade
2 tablespoons cocoa
250g Riccota Cheese

200g extra marmalade to finish

Method

Set the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.  Line a 25cm round baking tin with non stick baking paper.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the Neufchatel Cheese and sugar together until the texture is even and creamy.
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Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, Followed by the marmalade.
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Next add the cocoa, beating in well.  Lastly add the ricotta cheese and mix until just combined.
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Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
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Bake at 150 degrees Celsius for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool.  Spread the extra marmalade on the top to decorate,  If your marmalade is very thick, warm a little to make it easier to spread.

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Serve with a dollop of fresh cream.

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Enjoy!

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