White chocolate and cherry cheesecake…

White chocolate and cherry cheesecake…

All American favourite…

A great pudding to take to a barbecue party.

Make the day before as it improves with chilling.

Serves 10-12
Preparation time: 35 minutes
Cooking time: 40-45 minutes
Chilling time: overnight or 6 hours

Biscuit base:

  • 50 g (2 oz) butter, plus a little extra for greasing
  • 250 g (9 oz) digestive biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup


Cheesecake:

  • 200 g (7 oz) white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 675 g (1½ lb) Philadelphia full fat cream cheese
  • 75 g (3 oz) caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 200 ml (7 fl oz) double cream
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 225 g (8 oz) British cherries, stalks and stones removed



Topping:

  • 250 ml (8 fl oz) carton full fat crème fraiche
  • 175 g (6 oz) British cherries



Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4. 
  2. Lightly butter a 23 cm (9 inch) springform tin. 
  3. Put the biscuits into a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin or blitz in a food processor. 
  4. Melt the measured butter in a saucepan with the golden syrup, stir in the biscuit crumbs, mix well then press over the base and two thirds of the way up the tin sides.
  5. Bake the biscuit crust for 5 minutes then take out of the oven and lower the oven temperature to 150ºF/300ºC/Gas Mark 2.
  6. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water, making sure that the water does not touch the base of the bowl. 
  7. Take off the heat, stir briefly and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together in a bowl with an electric whisk or in a food processor. 
  9. Gradually beat in the cream until thick once more then beat in the eggs one at a time, beating until smooth before adding the next one. 
  10. Stir in the melted chocolate.
  11. Scatter the stoned cherries over the biscuit lined tin then spoon the cheesecake mixture over the top.
  12.  Bake for 35-45 minutes until the cheesecake is firm around the edge and just beginning to colour while still slightly soft in the centre. 
  13. Turn off the oven, open the door slightly and leave to cool completely. 
  14. Chill in the fridge overnight or for at least 6 hours.

When ready to serve:

  • Loosen the edge of the cheesecake with a knife, remove the tin and transfer to a serving plate. 
  • Spread the crème fraiche on top then decorate with the cherries on stalks. 
  • Cut into wedges to serve.

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20 Comments

  1. Shar Martinez
    August 30, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    Wow! I've never had that and would LOVE to try it! Of course! Sounds like a really nice combination!xoxo ♥ Sharhttp://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

    • Clairejustine
      August 31, 2012 / 8:38 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. Kit @ i-lostinausten
    August 30, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    YUM! This is so tempting & cherry is my favorite fruit! LOVE IT! 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      August 31, 2012 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Lisa
    August 30, 2012 / 10:18 pm

    This does sound delicious. Now I need an excuse to make it.

    • Clairejustine
      August 31, 2012 / 8:44 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  4. einfachtilda
    August 30, 2012 / 10:32 pm

    Whwowhh, wie lecker und wo bekomme ich jetzt mitten in der Nacht so lecker Kuchen her??LG Mathilda ♥

    • Clairejustine
      August 31, 2012 / 8:45 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  5. Camille
    August 31, 2012 / 4:12 am

    Looks delicious! And pretty too. 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      August 31, 2012 / 8:45 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  6. Judy Haughton-James
    August 31, 2012 / 1:03 pm

    This certainly looks good Clairejustine! Have a good Friday.

    • Clairejustine
      August 31, 2012 / 8:46 pm

      Have a great weekend Judy 🙂

  7. momphotographer
    August 31, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    that sounds heavenly good!

    • Clairejustine
      August 31, 2012 / 8:46 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  8. Winnie
    September 1, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    It's a gorgeous cake!I just LOVE white-chocolate in cheesecakes – I think the combination is wonderful, and with cherries it's perfect!:)

    • Clairejustine
      September 3, 2012 / 6:53 am

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  9. Jessica
    September 2, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    Just lovely! Thanks for sharing and linking up 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      September 3, 2012 / 6:53 am

      Thanks for inviting me over 🙂

  10. Nicola Thomas
    May 22, 2013 / 7:37 pm

    That looks so lovely!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      May 23, 2013 / 7:16 pm

      Thanks for the comment Nicola 🙂

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