Espresso chocolate cheesecake recipe

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  • Dairy-free
  • Vegetarian
serves: 12
Skill: medium
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 55 min
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  • A rich, dairy-free chocolate cheesecake with that added kick of coffee for an after-dinner boost


    • 150g ginger biscuits, crushed
    • 40g vegetable margarine, melted
    • 200g of 75% cocoa dark chocolate
    • 750g plain soya yogurt (measure out into 500g and 250g)
    • 2½tbsp cornflour
    • 50g soft brown sugar
    • 6-8tsp instant coffee, dissolved in a little hot water (optional)
    • 1 piece stem ginger, finely chopped and
    • 4tbsp of stem ginger syrup (from the jar)
    • 250g fresh raspberries
    • You'll also need:
    • An 18cm cake tin, lightly oiled and lined with baking parchment


    • Preheat the oven temperature to 190ºC/ 375ºF/gas mark 5.

    • Mix biscuit crumbs with the melted margarine and press evenly into the cake tin. Bake for 20 mins. Remove the tin and allow to cool.

    • Place chocolate in bowl and place over a small pan of boiling water. Allow to melt slowly.

    • Using a fork, whisk the cornflour into 500g of the soya yogurt in a large mixing bowl, then add the sugar, melted chocolate, half the coffee (if using) and 2tbsp ginger syrup. Mix well.

    • Reduce the oven temperature to 170ºC/ 325ºF/gas mark 3. Pour the mixture into the tin over the biscuit base and bake for 35-40 mins or until just firm.

    • Make the coffee or ginger ‘crème’ to go on top of the cheesecake by beating the remaining 3-4tsp coffee with the chopped stem ginger, the remaining 2tbsp ginger syrup and 250g soya yoghurt.

    • Allow cheesecake to cool then slice and serve immediately with a generous dollop of the coffee or ginger ‘crème’ and a few raspberries.

    Top tip for making Espresso chocolate cheesecake

    If you don't want to use coffee, swap it for the same amount of fresh orange juice for a chocolate orange-flavoured cheesecake

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