Spider's web cheesecake

Spider’s web cheesecake

Don't decorate the cheesecake with its web design more than an hour before you serve it, otherwise the chocolate will run.

By , 21 September 2015
Spider’s web cheesecake
  • Ready in: 75 mins
  • Serves: 10
  • Price: 52p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 130g serving contains
  • Fat 29.5
    42%
  • Sat Fat 18
    90%
  • Sugar 19.3
    21%
  • Salt 0.6
    10%
  • Cals 398
    20%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1282kJ/306kcal.
Ingredients
  • 75g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 10 Asda Digestive Biscuits
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 400g Asda Full Fat Soft and Creamy Cheese plus 50g for the topping
  • 1 small orange
  • 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 150ml Asda crème fraîche plus 4 tbsp for the topping
  • Bottle of Treats Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Topping
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4, and melt the butter in a pan over a low heat.

  • Grease the inside of a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin with a little butter.

  • Put the biscuits in a freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin until they're crumbs. Mix with the melted butter and tip it into the tin. Spread evenly and press down with the back of a large spoon to make a firm base.

  • Break the eggs into a large bowl and whisk well. Add the soft cheese.

  • Grate the zest of the orange and lemon (only grate the coloured part, not the white pith underneath). Squeeze the juice from the fruits, then add the zest and 3 tbsp each of the orange and lemon juice to the cheese mixture.

  • Add the sugar and crème fraîche. Use a spoon to combine the mixture until smooth, then whisk to get rid of lumps.

  • Put the cheese mixture on top of the biscuit base and bake it for 30-35 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave until cold.

  • When you're ready to serve, mix the soft cheese for the topping with the crème fraîche and spread onto the cake.

  • Gently squeeze the chocolate topping onto the cake to make a spiral pattern, then pull a round-ended knife from the middle to the outside at regular intervals to mark a spider's web.