Chocolate Cheesecake with Dulce de Leche & Chili Nuts

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Death by Chocolate Chili Cheesecake

The recipe makes two 5-6 inch (15cm) cheesecakes or one 8-10 inches (20-25cm).

300 grams (10.5 oz) chili nuts 

75 grams (2.6 oz) butter

1/2 cup sugar

150 grams (5. 25 oz) chocolate

2 eggs

400 grams (14 oz) chocolate cream cheese (if you want to add regular cream cheese add 50-100 grams 1.7-3.5 oz of chocolate to the recipe)

3/4 cup sour cream

How to:

  • Cover the sides and bottom of a springform with parchment paper.
  • Put the chili nuts into the bowl of a processor. 
  • Add the melted butter and continue to mix until you have a sandy mixture.
  • Put the nuts into a springform and press into the base and sides.
  • Place in the fridge to chill while you are making the filling.
  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over boiling water. Let cool for a few minutes.
  • Whisk the eggs and sugar until well combined.
  • Add cream cheese, sour cream and the cooled chocolate and continue whisking.
  • Poor the mixture on top of the chili nut dough.
  • Bake at 350 F (175C) at the bottom of the oven for about 25-35 min. It is supposed to be like jello when finished. It will set in the fridge.  Place the cheesecake into a baking dish and fill baking dish with hot water about 1 inch up on the side of the springform. 
  • When finished, let it cool for a while before you put it in the fridge for at least 6 hours and preferably over the night. 

Chocolate Ganache

Recipe is enough for two cheesecakes á 5-6 inches

200 grams (7 oz) chocolate

1/2 cup double cream

1/8 cup smör

How to:

  • Melt chocolate on low heat with the cream. Stir. 
  • Add the butter when chocolate is fully melted and take of the heat. 
  • Let it cool a bit before using it.


400 grams (14 oz) dulce de leche

1 1/4 cup whipped cream 

Chili nuts

How to assemble your cheesecake

  • Take out your cheesecake from the fridge. Carefully remove the cheesecake from the pan.
  • Pour or spread dulche de leche, chocolate ganache and whipped cream on the cheesecake – One at the time, and smooth with a spatula. 
  • Throw a handful of chili nuts on top of the cheesecake as decoration.
  • Eat & Enjoy! ♥

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