This cheesecake recipe is a Gordon Ramsey recipe and will look great on the table at Christmas.  It is fairly easy to make and the lemon adds a lightness to the dessert.

IngredientsChocolate Cheesecake

175.0g caster sugar
450.0g soft cream cheese
1 vanilla pod
75.0ml lemon juice
175.0g crème fraîche
475.0ml double cream


For the base, crush the biscuits and mix them with the melted butter. Press  the mixture into the bottom of a 20cm spring-form tin then allow to chill in the fridge

For the filling, mix together the sugar, cream cheese and seeds from the vanilla pod.  Whisk the lemon juice with the cream and crème fraîche until it forms soft peaks. Fold everything together. Keep the mixture cool until you need it, but don’t chill it.

For the swirl, melt the cream and chocolate together in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Cool the mixture until it is cold enough not to melt the filling and thick enough to hold a trail.

Spoon or pipe a layer of cheesecake mix over the biscuit base, then drizzle a thin stream of chocolate mix in a swirl on top, repeat the process until you have three layers of each. Stick a thin knife blade or skewer into the cheesecake and swirl the mixtures together. Don’t be tempted to smooth the surface down or it will look muddy. Chill for at least 5 hours and keep chilled until you need to cut it.

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