Nov 18, 2013

Choc Chip Cookie Cheesecake

I wanted to create a dessert that echoed the beloved cookies and cream flavour combination and with this month’s Sweet Adventure’s Blog Hop being cheese-themed, I knew a cookies ‘n’ cream cheesecake was the answer.

I described this cake to someone as “a choc chip cookie and a cheesecake had a baby and the result was amazing” which basically sums up this new recipe!

Choc Chip Cookie Cheesecake
 
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Serves: 12

Ingredients
Choc Chip Cookie base
  • 140g butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 200g chocolate chips
Cheesecake
  • 500g cream cheese
  • ¾ cup – 1 cup icing sugar (to taste)
  • 200ml double cream
Chocolate Ganache
  • 100g dark chocolate chip
  • 100ml double cream

Instructions
Choc Chip Cookie base
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Cream the butter and sugars for at least 5 minutes until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
  3. Add choc chips, flour, baking soda and baking powder. Beat on low speed until just combined (don’t overwork the mixture or it can become tough).
  4. Press the majority of the dough into the middle of a 23cm/9″ round greased springform tin. I baked the leftover dough into 6 small cookies, for decorating or for eating ;)
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool completely.
Cheesecake
  1. Place the cream cheese and icing sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  2. Add in the double cream and beating until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour onto the cooled biscuit base and put in the fridge to set for at least 3 hours, but preferably overnight.
Chocolate Ganache
  1. Bring the cream to a simmer either over the stove top or in the microwave.
  2. Add the choc chips to the cream and stir until melted and glossy.
  3. Allow the ganache to cool slightly before pouring over the top of the cake.
  4. Enjoy!

The combination of the thick choc chip cookie crust, creamy cheesecake filling and rich chocolate ganache makes it a decadent and popular dessert with everyone I’ve served it to!

22 Comments

  • Swah, this looks heavenly! Inspired by your recent trip to my homeland?

    • My cheesecake was definitely paying homage to your homeland Katie! :)

  • Thanks for joining the hop! As always your entry looks and sounds divine. I would love to try a piece!

    • I wish I could send you some through the computer screen Nic! I still have quite a large slice left ;)

  • Yummo! That looks absolutely delicious! Fancy posting some to Melbourne?!

    • Haha I can just imagine you eagerly unwrapping your package and finding a sticky, melted mess! ;D

  • love the choc chip cookie base.. with or without the cheesecake on top haha!

    • Tina I have decided all cakes now need a choc chip cookie base! Hehe

  • Yes, yes yesss! LOVE the combo and that pink cake stand !

    • Oh thank you, I am so in love with my cake stand. It’s from Robert Gordon :)

  • AMAZING! I love the sexy chocolate ganache shiny topping. So beautiful =’D

    • I am completely obsessed with sexily dripping toppings over cake now haha. Ooooooze

  • Good lord. As always.

    • Thank you JJ!

  • Oh man, you make the best sweets! I need to move closer to you so I can sample your goodies

    • That sounds like a perfect and dangerous plan!

  • Oh my goshness and it has a chocolate chip cookie base – AMAZEBALLS!!! I’m wriggling in my chair in excitement for the for future cheesecake deliciousness that this recipe holds!

    • Bake it and you will experience true happiness!

  • I wasn’t sure you could beat your last Sabh blog hop effort but you have come very close!

    • Haha thank you so much!

  • Looks utterly tempting! A lovely combo of two all time favourites :D

    • I love combining 2 of my favourite things into one delicious treat!

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