Dark chocolate Amarula cheesecake recipe

Posted on 24 August 2010

I adore cheesecake. I adore dark chocolate. I love Amarula. How could a combination of these not be absolutely delicious? I came up with this recipe one Sunday afternoon when I was feeling particularly indulgent. This cheesecake is impossibly rich. I took the leftovers in to work the next day, and one colleague pronounced it to be like ‘death’. I think she meant it in a good way though.

Dark chocolate Amarula cheesecake



Makes a cake big enough to feed a couple of your friends, depending on how gluttonous they are.

  • 250g crushed Nuttikrust biscuits
  • 125 unsalted butter, melted
  • 750g full fat cream cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 7 tablespoons Amarula
  • 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)


Cooking method

Mix together the biscuits and butter in the base of a 24 cm springform cake tin. Cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for an hour or two. When the base is ready, turn the oven on to 180C. Mix together the cream cheese, eggs and caster sugar until well combined. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a boiling pot of water until completely melted, and then add to the cream cheese mixture, along with the Amarula. Stir well until combined and then pour the mixture into the cake tin. Bake in the oven for about an hour, or until the top of the cake is set. Leave to cool before serving.

It would be even more indulgent served with vanilla ice cream.


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