Friday, January 13, 2012

Chocolate Cheesecake (No Bake & Eggless)


Hi Everyone.........Hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas & A Very Happy New Year........I know you'll must be wondering if I have gone crazy & asking you all this 2-3 weeks later . Yes but sometimes it just so happens that one cannot keep up with everything we desire to do....... & needless to say that I really really missed all the wonderful & sweet posts that U guys might have posted but  after all the busy-ness I'm finally  back  with a sweet treat for all my  wonderful cyber friends . Hope the New Year brings lots & lots of Good health, wealth & prosperity & may you all be successful in all your endeavors .

Ingredients: 
For the Base:
I cup cookie crumbs
Crumbs from 7-8 chocolate cookies ( I used some homemade leftover chocolate cookies & chocolate cake)
1 tablespoon butter
Spring foam Pan  ( I used a mini cheesecake pan & a star shaped cookie cutter )


For the Cheesecake :
1/2 pound Cream Cheese ( I used Philadelphia / Approx: 220 grams)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
150 grams dark chocolate ( 60% cocoa mass) ( I used Ghirardeli Dark chocolate )
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp  powdered unflavoured Gelatin  ( or Agar Agar )
2 tablespoons water



Preparation : 
Start by crushing the cookies in a blender / Transfer to a bowl , add 1 tablespoon melted butter . Mix well & layer them in the pan , press hard with your hands or with a spatula so as to form a 1/4 inch thick layer at the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate while you prepare the cheesecake batter . The layer will set in about 20 mins.

For the cheesecake: 
Bloom the gelatin by adding it to 2 tablespoons of water & let it sit for about 10 mins.
Heat 1/4 cup of heavy cream & add the gelatin mix to it, stir until all the gelatin is thoroughly dissolved.
Heat the chocolate in a double boiler until it is completely melted ( I used the microwave, microwave for about 30 seconds , take it out , stir & microwave again for 30 secs until all the chocolate is dissolved) Let it sit for 5-7 minutes so it cools off a little.
 Transfer cream cheese to the bowl of  a stand mixer  & using the paddle attachment mix until cream cheese looks light & fluffy ( Do Not Over-beat ) Now add the gelatin mix & beat again . Add the chocolate to this slowly & keep beating until all the chocolate is incorporated. Now add the left over heavy cream & beat again until the mixture comes together . Pour into springfoam pan & refrigerate for  a Minimum 5-6 hours . Refrigerating overnight works best.



I have used a star shaped cookie cutter / if you'd like to use one here is what to do:
Line a tray with parchment paper & place the cookie cutter on top. Now fill the cookie cutter with cookie crumbs & butter mix.....press with your fingers to form a thin layer. Refrigerate for 20 mins.....once the cheese cake mixture is ready , take out the tray, fill the cookie cutter with the cream cheese mix , cover with kitchen wrap & refrigerate overnight. Once the cheese cake is set & you are ready to take it out, wet a small knife & try to release the cake from the mould on all sides. Now lift the mould gently & you have a cheesecake shape of your choice.


Once again Wishing You All A Very Happy New Year.............Enjoy.

44 comments:

  1. gorgeous....yummilicious!!great clicks !!

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  2. jus fabulous dear..absolutely yummy and tempting cheesecake and clicks are superb..

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  3. mouthwatering cake....lovely....superb

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  4. Stunning cheesecake!!! Yummilicious & divine!!!! ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  5. That's a super treat for choco lovers Alpana..Classic presentation.Yum!

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  6. the cheesecake looks adorable ! gorgeous clicks..

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  7. Very tempting looking cheese cakes...Nice clicks...

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  8. Drooling here...yummy looking

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  9. must have tasted divine...awesome cliks..
    Tasty Appetite

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  10. No bake...wow! Cake looks so cheesy and cheering. Yummy..

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  11. OMG! That is so lovely! I'm definitely gonna try this very soon.

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  12. the pictures are gorgeous alpana.. wish you a great 2012 too!

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  13. This would definitely kill any new year resolutions for dieting - but who cares, Looks superdee duper delicious :)

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  14. Belated New Year Wishes!! This no bake chocolatey Cake looks so delicious!! Sinful delight !!

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  15. Looks amazing!
    www.compulsivefoodie.com

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  16. Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments.... you have a wonderful blog. wish you a very Happy New Year.

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  17. Gorgeous cheese cakes.. loved the tiny portions which makes it even more delicious and tempting..:))
    Reva

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  18. Awesome cheese cakes...perfectly done and beautiful clicks...

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  19. Wow this looks amazingly delicious,pics are drool worthy...I would definitely like to relish this no bale and egg less cake......

    Happy Blogging n Enjoy Cooking.....

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  20. This looks fabulous! First time here & i'm loving your recipe collections. If you are willing to, you can send this recipe and any other sweet & romantic recipes to my ongoing ''Valentine's Day Event'' :) So happy to follow you :)

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  21. Looks delicious. Wonderful presentation

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  22. looks amazing dear....love all the clicks...

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  23. Love the star shaped cheese cake very much...!

    Indu@ indugetscooking.blogspot.com

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  24. They look so amazing and mouth-watering. Happy to follow ur lovely blog

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  25. looks awesome and drolling me..clicks are irresitable

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  26. Tempting Cheese cake with perfect pictures

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  27. Beautiful pictures. Who doesn't love such beautifully made cheesecakes?

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  28. Lovely presentation..super tempting cheese cake

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  29. very chocolatey and looking so very delicious

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  30. amazing pics and unique recipe..

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  31. Alpana, you are a temptress - this looks so decadently delicious, girl I would wish upon that star :)

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  32. You must - it will be a complete pleasure for me to have you here and we can cook up a storm together :) I would seriously love to do that!

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  33. Lovely cake yaar!, Look really gorgeous.., you can send it here..., beautiful clicks too...

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  34. Sure it would have tasted awesome and luv the presentation

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  35. Tempting cheese cakes...Loved the star shape...

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  36. yummy and delicious. lovely recipe Alpana

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  37. Would love to invite you to the Veggie/Fruit a Month Event.. Do drop by make a contribution.. Would love to have you :)

    http://thekitchenaffaire.blogspot.com/2012/02/announcing-veggiefruit-month-event.html

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  38. Yum! That looks amazing and so delicious!! Love the presentation.

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  39. Could you please advise when to add the brown sugar

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