Funnel Web Cheesecake

Funnel Web Cheesecake


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This cheesecake is all about the decoration, with a massive spider web covering its surface. The cheese cake itself is quick and easy to make while still tasting great.

Jan White

Serves: 6 

  • 7g gelatine crystals
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) boiling water
  • 500g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 pre-pared chocolate crumb base
  • 20g cooking chocolate
  • 15g butter or margarine

Preparation:30min  ›  Extra time:2hours chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours30min 

  1. Combine the gelatine and boiling water then stir until fully dissolved; cool slightly.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Gradually stir in the cream, vanilla and dissolved gelatine mixture until smooth. Pour into base.
  3. In a microwave melt the chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Transfer to a heavy-duty resealable bag then cut a small hole in a corner of bag.
  4. Pipe a circle of chocolate in centre of cheesecake then another circle, continuing in evenly spaced thin concentric circles about 1 cm apart.
  5. Beginning with the centre circle, gently pull a toothpick through circles toward outer edge. Wipe toothpicks clean. Repeat to complete web pattern. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting.

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