Chocolate & Mixed Berry Cheesecake recipe

Ingredients

  • 300g chocolate digestives biscuits
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 350g low fat cream cheese
  • 200g mascarpone
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 300ml double cream
  • 400g mixed berries – strawberries, raspberries and blueberries

Nutrition

Calories columnFat columnSaturates columnSugars columnSalt column
Calories
353g per serving
17% %GDA
Fat
28.00g per serving
40% %GDA
Saturates
17.00g per serving
85% %GDA
Sugars
14.00g per serving
16% %GDA
Salt
0.50g per serving
8% %GDA

Method

  1. Grease and line the base of a 20cm deep sided loose bottomed cake tin.

  2. Place the biscuits into a food processor and blitz to a fine crumb (or place in a plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin). Add the melted butter and blitz once more until totally incorporated.

  3. Tip into the cake tin, and flatten out to create a base covering, then draw the crumbs up the side to the top – you want an even coating but it can have a wriggly edge! Try to get the base as thin as possible, pressing down with a spoon, then draw the edges up from the bottom to make the sides as high as possible.

  4. Place in the fridge to set while you prepare the filling.

  5. Tip the cream cheese and mascarpone into a large bowl, then add the icing sugar, vanilla extract and orange zest and whisk until totally smooth and combined.

  6. Pour the double cream into a separate bowl and whip to firm peaks. Fold into the cream cheese mixture then beat once more so that you have a thick smooth mixture that will hold a firm peak.

  7. Take the chilled case from the fridge and spoon the cheese mixture into it, smoothing the top over. Place in the fridge to chill and set for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

  8. When set, carefully loosen the sides of the cake tin and slide the cheesecake onto a serving plate.

  9. Decorate with the berries.