Next in our range of Christmas recipes is a Cherry Ripe Choc Cheesecake – another yummy and seasonal dessert to showcase over the festive period.


  • 150 gram plain chocolate biscuits

  • 75 gram butter, melted

  • 1 cup (200g) drained morello cherries, plus extra, to decorate

  • 500 gram cream cheese, softened

  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 200 gram dark chocolate, melted

  • 150 gram cherry ripe bars, chopped

  • 300 millilitre thickened cream, whipped, for serving

  • cocoa, for serving


Step 1: Grease a 24cm round springform pan.

Step 2: Process biscuits until fine. Add butter, process until combined. Press mixture over base of pan. Place pan on oven tray; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 3: Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Place cherries on absorbent paper. Beat the cheese and sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth; beat in eggs, one at a time. Gradually beat in cooled chocolate; stir in Cherry Ripe and cherries.

Step 4: Spread filling into pan; bake for about 50 minutes. Cool in oven with door ajar.

Step 5: Refrigerate cheesecake for 3 hours or overnight. Serve cheesecake topped with whipped cream, dust with cocoa and scatter with extra morello cherries.

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