Chocolate and Lavender Cheesecake

From Simon Rimmer, a delectable baked chocolate cheesecake stunningly flavoured with lavender
By Simon Rimmer
Chocolate and Lavender Cheesecake
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  • Serves: 6-8
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Effort: medium

Ingredients

Main

  • 150 g water biscuits, finely crushed
  • 50 g demerara sugar
  • 100 g butter, melted
  • 800 g cream cheese
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 50 g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 150 g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids melted
  • 2 tbsp lavender syrup
  • lavender clotted cream, to serve

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas 3.

2. Combine the crushed water biscuits with the Demerara sugar and butter. Press the mixture into the base of a 23cm springform cake tin.

3. In a large bowl, whisk the cream cheese and caster sugar until smooth and fluffy.

4. Using a large metal spoon, fold in the eggs one at a time.

5. Mix in the cocoa powder, melted chocolate and lavender syrup.

6. Pour the mixture over the biscuit base.

7. Place in the oven and bake at for 45- 50 minutes until springy.

8. Allow to cool in the tin before turning out.

9. Serve with lavender clotted cream.

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