Easy baked cheesecake with Zea Power chocolate cookies

(use 18cm baking pan)

This cheesecake is also fantastic when eaten hot

Crust

  • 4 Zea Power chocolate cookies
  • 60gr dark chocolate

Filling

  • 300gr cream cheese
  • 190gr sour cream (or 190gr heavy cream with 1 tablespoon lemon juice)
  • 100gr brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cookies of Zea Power chocolate, broken in pieces

Decoration

Whipping cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rum
  • Chocolate shavings

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 150o C

For the crust, break or chop the dark chocolate into small pieces, ideally all very similar in size, then put them in a microwave-safe bowl. If your microwave has multiple heat settings, switch to ‘low’ or ‘defrost’. Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds then take the bowl out and give it a stir. Place the bowl back in the microwave and repeat the process of cooking for 30 seconds, stopping, stirring, and returning to the microwave until the chocolate has melted.

Beat the 4 Zea Power cookies in a Kitchen mixer until they turn into breadcrumbs. Stir the melted chocolate in the breadcrumbs. Then pour the above mixture into a 18cm baking pan and using the back of a spoon, pack in very tightly.

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If you don’t have sour cream, in a cup of heavy cream, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and stir well. Let aside for 3 minutes. Stir again and let aside for two more minutes. Your sour cream is ready to use.

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In a Kitchen blender, beat all the filling ingredients apart from the cookies, until perfectly smooth and creamy. The texture may liquidize slightly, don’t worry, just fold in the cookies.

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Pour the batter in the baking pan, lower the temperature of the oven at 120oC and bake for 45’

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When the cheesecake is ready, let it cool at room temperature, then. refrigerate for 6 hours.

For the decoration, whip the heavy cream with the icing sugar until thick peaks, then add the rum.

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Finally, spoon the whipping cream on top of the cheesecake and sprinkle the chocolate shavings.

Serves 8 to 10 people.

Enjoy!

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