White chocolate berry cheesecake

White chocolate berry cheesecake

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Plus 6 hrs or overnight chilling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

A stunning no-cook pudding bursting with summer flavours - great for relaxed entertaining

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
667
protein
9g
carbs
49g
fat
50g
saturates
29g
fibre
1g
sugar
44g
salt
1.01g

Ingredients

  • 2 x 150g bars white chocolate
  • 2 x 300g tubs soft cheese (we used Philadelphia)
  • 284ml pot double cream
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 170g punnet raspberries
  • 5 tbsp raspberry jam
  • 85g amaretti biscuits
  • 200g small strawberries
  • a few blueberries (optional)

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Method

  1. Break the chocolate into a glass bowl, then put it over a pan of just simmering water to melt, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Line a lightly oiled 900g loaf tin with cling film.
  2. Whisk the cheese, cream and sugar together, preferably with electric beaters, then stir into the almost-cool melted white chocolate until well combined.
  3. Stir 50g raspberries with 2 tbsp of the jam. Spoon half the cheese mixture into the loaf tin, then spoon the jammy raspberries down the centre. Top with the rest of the cheese mixture, level the top, then press in the biscuits. Cover and chill for 6 hrs or overnight.
  4. Set aside about 6 strawberries. Halve the rest, then warm in a pan with the remaining jam until soft. Whizz in a food processor or with a hand blender, then rub through a sieve to remove the seeds and make a sauce. Add a drop of water if the sauce is too thick.
  5. To serve, carefully turn the tin onto a plate, lift it away and strip off the cling film. Halve the remaining strawberries, then arrange on top of the cake with the remaining raspberries and blueberries (if using). Pour over a little sauce and serve the rest separately for drizzling over.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2009

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Ozzy_and_Elvis's picture

VERY expensive to make! cost over £10 when I can get one in Iceland for £1.50!

harriet040394@gmail.com's picture

I made this last night for a YouTube video and it worked AMAZINGLY! I don't like amaretto biscuits so used a digestive and butter base instead - it was soooo good! There's a picture here - http://instagram.com/p/sseVZ3Q4yi/?modal=true

Lucy5's picture
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Delicious cheesecake everyone really enjoyed it. I used low fat soft cheese cause was worried about it being too rich. Next time I would use more amaretti biscuits than the recipe states and I would probably make the soft cheese/choc layer thinner. That's just down to personal preference though. Will definitely make again it was yummy.

Rowlo's picture

Devoured within the blink of an eye!
The most delicious cheesecake ever and so simple to make. I substituted morello cherry jam for the raspberry and swirled it into the mixture.

Tashacs's picture

Do you think if I used a round 8 inch pan this would work? Or should I just stick with the loaf tin? Also what's the best white chocolate to use? Thanks.

Annette A's picture
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This is another one of those 'you don't have to be a good cook to look like a fantastic one'! This was an absolute hit and so easy to make

vikster67's picture
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I made this for a family Easter lunch and it was very much liked by all.
I'm no great baker so this suited me well. It was easy to put together and the end result had a resemblance to the picture I'm happy to say.Unfortunately there were no leftovers as my son's head got stuck in it!

dishymummy's picture
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I tasted the cheesecake after setting overnight and found it to be a bit rich. I think the texture had a lot to do with it as there is a lot of cream cheese filling. I decided to freeze it and wow what a huge difference it makes to both texture and taste.
I'll definitely be making this again as it is a no stress crowd pleaser that looks spectacular.
I'll probably make it without adding sugar next time as the white chocolate does the job on it's own. I love the idea of adding white chocolate chips into the mix too!

Jane.p6's picture

Nice but very sickly and rich, I had to have a tiny piece each time I had some. But it was tasty

megan492's picture

Made this for a dinner party and it was incredibly well received! Everybody loved it! I made it the day before and left in the fridge overnight to set and had no problems. I used an electric hand whisk to combine the cheese, cream and sugar as suggested for a couple of minutes- as the mixture contains double cream the longer you whisk it for the thicker and firmer it will become so if you are finding that it doesn't set whisk for longer!

ellyhammersley's picture

Absolutely amazing and everyone loved it - great as you can make it the day before. I also put it in the freezer for an hour before serving as I am in Cape Town and it was a hot evening so I was worried that it might melt after reading the other comments - it was fine and held up perfectly. I followed the instructions exactly and can't wait to make it again maybe with a different fruit next time x

janelewis26's picture

The easiest and best chocolate cheesecake recipe ever!!! I always get compliments when I make this. I have also used chocolate oranges instead of white chocolate and used orange segments In between the layers with a chocolate biscuits base, which if your a chocolate orange fan is delicious!!!

woodie1234's picture

Ahhh wishing I had thought of this, just bought all ingredients!

Nikki1570's picture

So easy to make and looks and taste delicious!

gracerobertson's picture

Made this cheesecake quite a few times and it always turns out perfectly! Always a favourite when I make it for family occasions etc and it just tastes so good! I swap the amaretti biscuits for shortbread fingers which go perfectly with the cream and fruit!

eileenlawson's picture
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Very rich but all the family liked it. I replaced the amaretti biscuits with shortbread fingers. Worked well.

woodie1234's picture

Good idea...May go a little soft?

rachelsmi's picture
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I made this yesterday but replaced the amaretti biscuits with a traditional crushed digestive base and it tasted delicious! Even my boyfriend who usually teases me about my bad cooking said it was one of the best cheesecakes he'd ever tasted!

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