Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake

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The minute this video popped up on my social media feed, I knew I had to make it!

Of course, I didn’t use a box of brownie mix – that would have been a cardinal sin! Instead I used a recipe for chocolate brownie cake from BBC Good Food. It smelled so delicious when it was baking that it almost didn’t make it to the cheesecake stage!

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As it was meant to be a birthday cake, I piped a little message on the top with some melted white chocolate, too.

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It was rich, but because I used dark chocolate in the cake and the ganache, it wasn’t sickeningly sweet. Definitely a recipe to remember!

Make it!

Chocolate brownie cake recipe from BBC Good Food.

Cheesecake filling and chocolate ganache recipes from this video from Buzzfeed.

Black Forest Gateau Pots

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Well, this week Mr Chef found mascarpone cheese on offer at the supermarket, so of course he bought more mascarpone cheese than any family has a right to eat. He made a (delicious) cheesecake and I decided to whip up some individual black forest gateau pots.

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I tried a recipe that used grated beetroot for the cake, and it was lovely and moist. I layered it with a mascarpone and double cream mixture, and topped each pot with cherries and grated dark chocolate.

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I made three of these pots, but in fairness the quantities would have done for six smaller ones. I need to remember that not everyone can stomach as much gateau as me at one sitting!

Make it!

Cake recipe for Purple Forest Gateau from The Great British Bake Off: Celebrations (half the quantities).

Cream filling recipe from The Great British Bake Off: Celebrations (full quantities).

Tinned cherries (if fresh not available) and grated dark chocolate.