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Here i am delivering you my chocolate heaven cheesecake..It is creamy, rich and very very chocolaty desert..I have already shared a chocolate and peanut butter cheesecake. This one is plain chocolate cheesecake..
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This is a pretty easy to make cheesecake. You just need a handful of ingredients to make this. The more cool thing is you dont need cream cheese to make this cheesecake. So you can easily call this recipe as cheesecake without creamcheese..I used hung curd to make this, i took some thick yogurt and poured in some cheesecloth lined over a sieve and put it in fridge and let it drip overnight, the next day i got the beautiful thick hung yogurt which can be easily substituted for cream cheese.
This cheesecake tasted so yummy. it was little dense but still creamy and tasty.. This has a buttery biscuit as the base and a luscious creamy filling. Really yummy. Hope you will try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 30 mins
Setting Time : Overnight
Serves : 8 to 10 servings
Ingredients:
For Crust:
Digestive Biscuits – 12 to 15
Unsalted Butter – 75 grams melted
For Filling:
Hung Yogurt or Cream Cheese– 1 cup ( I used Homemade)
Icing Sugar or Powdered Sugar – 1 cup
Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips – 1.5 cup
Cream – 1/2 cup ( I used amul 25% fat cream)
Gelatin – 1 tblspn
Setting Time : Overnight
Serves : 8 to 10 servings
Ingredients:
For Crust:
Digestive Biscuits – 12 to 15
Unsalted Butter – 75 grams melted
For Filling:
Hung Yogurt or Cream Cheese– 1 cup ( I used Homemade)
Icing Sugar or Powdered Sugar – 1 cup
Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips – 1.5 cup
Cream – 1/2 cup ( I used amul 25% fat cream)
Gelatin – 1 tblspn
For Topping:
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips – 1 cup
Cream – 1/2 cup ( I used amul 25% fat cream)
My 1 cup measures 240 ml
Method:
Line a 18 cm round baking pan with plastic wrap and set aside.
Start by making crust. Take biscuits in a blender and powder them, add in melted butter and mix well.
Spoon this in the pan and press it evenly using a spoon. Chill this in fridge till you need them.
Now take chocolate in a bowl and melt them in microwave or a double boiler on low flame till it is melted. Set aside.
Whip some cream untill it forms soft peaks. Set aside.
First take gelatin and add in cold water. Mix well. Set aside so it softens. Now take this in a a sauce pan and melt it gently till the gelatin is completely melted.
Now take hung curd or cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla in a bowl and use beater to whip this till creamy.
Add in melted chocolate and whip to mix. Fold in cream and mix gently.
Drizzle in gelatin mix and mix gently.
Now spoon this mix over the chilled crust and chill this overnight.
Now remove this carefully from tin using the help of plastic wrap and set aside.
Slice and serve.
Pictorial:
First 1 line a 10 cm round tin with some plastic wrap, this helps you un mould the cake easily. If you have a spring form tin then you can skip this step 
First lets make the base, take digestive biscuits in a mixer 
powder it finely 
take it in a bowl 
Pour in melted butter 
mix so it looks like damp sand 
pour the mix into the tin 
smooth the base using back of a spoon 
base done.. 
i put this in freezer till i make the actual cheesecake filling

Take all your ingredients for filling 
Take chocolate in a bowl 
Melt it down.. 
Now take gelatin in a small bowl 
add some water to it 
let it soak for 5 mins till it blooms 
transfer the mix to a sauce pan 
melt it down gently 
whip some cream till soft and set aside

Take cream cheese in a bowl 
add in some powdered sugar 
Add in vanilla essence 
Use a whisk to whip it up 
Now it is all mixed up 
Add in melted chocolate 
Mix well 
I switched to a spatula 
Add in whipped cream… 
fold gently 
add in melted gelatin 
mix that well 
Now spoon this over the base 
Pat it few times on the counter 
Put it in fridge to set 
Now for the topping..Take chocolate chips in a bowl 
Heat some cream in a pan, till it simmers 
Pour it over the chocolate chips 
Let it sit for 5 mins 
Mix well 
Now it done 
Take the set cheesecake 
Spoon the chocolate mix over this 
spread it evenly and chill till it sets 
now unmould 
Slice and serve 
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Anonymous
Where have you used the hung curd? Your pictures shows that you have used cream cheese instead?
Aarthi
@Anonymousu can use cream cheese or hung curd
Payal Patel
Where did you use gelatin mix? I couldn't understand in description. By the way it looks awesome..
Aarthi
@Payal PatelI have added it after cream
Dale
It looks yumm. What cream did u use? Is it the regular amul fresh cream
Saucy Siciliana
Oh, my goodness, this is divine!!!
Saroja Vijayakumar
Hi arthi,
Liked all your recipes with step by step pictures. Very useful for beginners.
Can i use homemade chocolate in place of chocolate chips?
Anonymous
Its really deliciousðŸ˜‹Can we skip gelatin in this cheesecake r do we use anything instead of gelatin
Aarthi
@Anonymousu can use agar agar or china grass
Aarthi
@Saroja Vijayakumaryes u can use those chocolate as well
Aarthi
@Dalei used milkymist cream..u can use normal amul cream as well
Aditi SoSaree
By melted unsalted butter do you mean melted ghee?
Aditi
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Aarthi
@Aditi SoSareeno it is melted butter
Aditi SoSaree
@Aarthi
U mean melted makkhan?
Aarthi
@Aditi SoSareeyes makkan
karishma bhagia
Is there any substitute for cream in this Arti?
Aarthi
@karishma bhagiano sub for cream
Anonymous
What is the amount of china grass to be taken?
Aarthi
use 8 to 10 grams or so
Aishwarya L
Hi.. how much one cup measures?
Aarthi
my 1 cup measures 240 ml
Mrinalini Rajagopalan
Thank you for this great recipe. I made this cake for my mother's friends whilst visiting her in a small town in Kerala. Ingredients like cream cheese are scarce there and ovens are unreliable. They loved it!! My filling had more of a mousse like texture so I just renamed the dessert chocolate mousse but it was a big hit. Thanks again for this wonderful recipe.
Anonymous
Hi Aarthi, Cake looks Yum!
Can I substitute dark chocolate instead of semisemi sweet?
Aarthi
yes you can
Ashwini krishnan
Dear Aarthi,
For filling, 1/2 cup cream. how much whipped cream you will get from this 1/2 cup cream? I have vintop whipped cream powder. How much I have to use for this filling?
Aarthi
you can use a total of 1/2 cup powder
Disha Bhaiya
Can I set the cake for 3 4 hours instead of overnight ?
Aarthi
yes u can
Nargis Khan
can I use nutella for the chocolate ? will it ruin the texture? Also your website is one of my fav Indian cooking website ðŸ™‚
Aarthi
yes you can use nutella