Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake


Ultra creamy, rich and moist chocolate cheesecake baked in a chocolate cookie crust. This would be a festive X'mas treat! For best results, make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. The cheesecake is done when the sides are set and the center is slightly wiggly.

#Crust:#Filling:#Cherry Sauce:
  • 210 g Flour
  • 10 g Baking cocoa
  • 7 g Baking powder
  • 50 g Caster sugar
  • 1 pack / 8 g Vanilla sugar
  • 1/5 tsp Salt
  • 120 g Unsalted butter, cool
  • 1 Egg
  • 450 g Bittersweet chocolate, chopped small
  • 180 g Caster sugar
  • 500 g German Quark
  • 200 g Philadelphia regular cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp Pudding powder (or cornstarch)
  • 1 tsp Baking cocoa
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 200 g Canned red cherries (optional)
  • 60 g Caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 80 g Cherry juice
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  1. Grease a 10 inch springform pan and line with a baking paper. To prepare the curst, combine and sieve first five ingredients first in a bowl, cut in butter and egg until a smooth dough forms. Press firmly on the bottom and sides of prepare pan. Use a fork to prick the crust in regular intervals. Cover and chill the crust for 30 minutes.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F. Stir chopped chocolate and sugar in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove bowl from over water and stir in the vanilla extract. Let cool briefly until lukewarm but still pourable.
  3. Blend quark and cream cheese in another bowl until smooth. Add in cocoa powder and pudding powder. Stir to combine. Blend in eggs, one at a time. Gently stir in lukewarm chocolate until completely blended. Pour filling over crust. Press cherries lightly into chocolate mixture if using. Bake until the filling is set, about 50 minutes. Turn off the oven and let cool in oven with door ajar for about 1 hour. Take out and cool completely. Chill the cake overnight.
  4. In a pot, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add in cherry, lemon juice and stir until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat and let cool. Drizzle the chocolate cheesecake with cherry sauce or simply just dust with icing sugar.
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50 comments:

My Little Space 27/10/09 07:03

Angie dear, I'm totally drooling for this! You've no idea how much I love this. Btw, I've something for you in my blog. Please do feel free to drop by ya. Thanks& cheers.

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Happy cook 27/10/09 08:34

Wow that looks ultra smooth and a real indulging dessert.

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Pari 27/10/09 08:34

Hi Angie first time here and am drooling over the cake.I am so so hungry looking at it. Thanks for sharing, must try this some time.Following you.
Do drop by
http://cooking-goodfood.blogspot.com

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Priya 27/10/09 09:53

Omg, cant take my eyes from those beautiful slices, marvellous Angie..Would like to finish rite now..

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The Little Teochew 27/10/09 10:29

That is a masterpiece, Angie! The only problem is, one slice is not enough ;)

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♥peachkins♥ 27/10/09 13:46

I'm drooling, I'm drooling....

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Sangeetha Subhash 27/10/09 13:50

Cake look so pretty and delicious. I would love a few pieces.

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CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta 27/10/09 14:06

First, your site looks really great :) Second, your cheesecake is cake-tastic! It def has a celebration vibe about it.

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ICook4Fun 27/10/09 14:46

What a great looking cheesecake. May I know what German Quark. Is it some kind of cheese?

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Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ 27/10/09 14:54

What a decadent delight! Rich and delicious with cherries and chocolate - such a great combo. Love your new look too!

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homeladychef 27/10/09 16:43

Your speed of cooking and posting is really amazing, how do u finish all your food?! Btw, I like your new blog title. More stylish! :)

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Angie's Recipes 27/10/09 16:46

@wenn, Reeni,Rachel, Sangeetha Subhash, Priya, The Little Teochew, Pari, HappyCook, Kristy: Thank you!
@ICook4Fun:yes, Quark is a German fresh cheese,
similar to fromage frais.

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munchcrunchandsuch 27/10/09 18:18

whooaaaaaa.i want that cheesecake..i want it rght now..plssss..wat a perfectly moist , well presented cake!

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Parita 27/10/09 18:21

Wow cheesecake looks sinfully good!!!

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Katy ~ 27/10/09 19:12

Oh my goodness. This is most certainly a celebratory confection! It looks CELESTIAL!! Saving for that extra special occasional. Thank you!!!!

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Gulmohar 27/10/09 20:59

That looks yummy and cheesy...would melt in the mouth...:D

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Ivy 27/10/09 21:02

I love the combination of chocolate with cherries. Your cheesecake is making me drool. Great idea to make a cookie crust.

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nora@ffr 27/10/09 21:12

wow soo smooth and classy :) this cheese cake looks and sounds totally delectable!! great job angie! hand me over a piece! plsss :P hehe
cheers!!

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lisaiscooking 27/10/09 22:45

This sounds incredible! I love chocolate covered cherries and having those flavors in a cheesecake would be amazing.

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Anncoo 28/10/09 02:45

I love cheesecake. This looks really good to eat and makes me mouth watering.

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Donna-FFW 28/10/09 04:55

Oh dear lord does this ever look so freaking delicious. Chocolate and cherry combo is a fav of mine.

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Velva 28/10/09 14:12

Angie- This looks divine. Beautiful! Perfect for entertaining!

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Bridgett 28/10/09 15:50

Oh my goodness, that looks heavenly! What a beautiful photo as well.

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Sweta 28/10/09 16:01

Oooooh Angie-you always come out with such amazing mouth-watering dishes!!I wish you were my neighbor ;-)

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A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine 28/10/09 17:52

first time here...your template & blog is very beautiful...unique from others...and good collection of recipes too....The cheese cake looks fantastic..

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Heavenly Housewife 28/10/09 20:25

Wow, what a stunning cake, absolutely beautiful. Chocolate and cherries are just the most fab combination :D

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Poppy 28/10/09 20:31

It looks amazing! And I bet it tastes divine! Thank you for posting it, it's a must now for me :)

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Beachlover 29/10/09 00:26

this choc cheesecake look heavenly sinful!!

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Angie's Recipes 29/10/09 10:18

Thank you, my friends, for your kind words and encouragement.

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Cooking-Gallery 29/10/09 11:17

It looks so creamy and delicious...Yum, I don't bake much because I am just not good at baking. If I do it would just be simple choc chip cookies or chocolate cake ;). Well I am just a choosy cake eater, if there's no chocolate I wouldn't eat it...;)!

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Nat 29/10/09 14:44

that looks AMAZING Angie. I am craving it sooo much right now !!!! the pictures are Amazing too.... I would LOVE to try this one out...maybe I will make it for my husband...as a surprise. Thank you !

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petite nyonya 29/10/09 16:21

Such an inviting cheesecake! The slice with the cherry sauce looks crazily delectable. Wish I could grab it out from my screen!

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the ungourmet 29/10/09 21:27

You are so right about this making a nice Christmas treat! I love the flavor of chocolate and cherry together!

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KennyT 29/10/09 22:00

Angie is my favourite baker

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Jennie 29/10/09 22:53

Wow! This cheesecake looks so deliciously creamy! Those pictures are mouthwatering!

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Mythreyi Dilip 30/10/09 01:10

Fantastic and excellent Cheesecake. Superb picture and your new template looks awesome!!!

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Abhilash 30/10/09 01:35

chocolate cherry cheesecake looks marvellous, delicious and ... I cannot say tasty or delicious now, as I am not yet recovered from fever and my sour taste buds...

But I am sure they taste delicious...

Thank you for your wishes and comments... I hope I will get well soon

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Rylan 30/10/09 04:06

Oh my pussycat! This looks soooo mouth watering. I am super drooling over this. Thanks for sharing, I bet they taste delicious-o.

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pigpigscorner 30/10/09 18:50

WOW this looks amazing! It looks soooo rich!

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Angie 31/10/09 04:30

This looks so delicious, a perfect holiday treat!

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Tangled Noodle 1/11/09 03:15

This deserves all the best adjectives: rich, creamy, decadent, incredible . . . !

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Jo 2/11/09 13:40

Angie, this looks way too delicious and it's almost sinful to post! Definitely a temptation to me that is.

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my kitchen 2/11/09 17:32

Wow i am drooling here,absolutely delicious,First time here,sure visit often,u have lovely space.Do visit my blog when u find time

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Kathleen 6/11/09 21:17

This looks like a perfect dinner party dessert!

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A Full-Timed Housefly 7/11/09 08:19

oh gosh ! your cheese cake looks sinfully delicious , do you recommend this to a greenhorn baker with no experience ?

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Angie's Recipes 7/11/09 13:23

Thank you so much for taking time to read and reply! :-)))
@A Full-Timed Housefly: oh yep...it's really not difficult at all!

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comfycook 11/11/09 15:08

Who cares about the calories when you look at those photos? This is beautiful and must be filled with glorious flavors.

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♥ mesa para 4 13/11/09 10:26

Angie, your blog was love at first site...all so beautifull and we can see that is made with love and care...I´m taking your button to my blog too. It´s an honor that you have mine. Thank you very much.
And these cheesecake I must, must try :D

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