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Chocolate Mint Cheesecake

If you like peppermint or mint, you'll love this Chocolate Mint Cheesecake. The ingredients are so simple yet the chocolate and mint flavor in the cheesecake work so well together, it has a light minty flavor in the cheesecake and feel so refreshing that definitely makes you go for second helpings.  


This recipe is adapted from the book Dessert's Temptation

Chocolate Cake (Base)
3 Eggs yolks
65g Sugar
3 Egg whites
60g Cake flour or all purpose flour - sifted
20g Valrhona cocoa powder - sifted
40g Melted butter
20g Fresh milk

Mint Cheesecake
250g Cream cheese (room temperature)
45g Sugar
3 Large eggs
50g Whipping cream
1 to 1 1/2 tbsp Peppermint essence (or puree some mint leaves & push them through a sieve to extract the juice)

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #7 – Chocolate Delight (May 2011) hosted by DG from Tested and Tasted .


Chocolate Cake (Base)
  • Beat egg yolks and 30g sugar until fluffy. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, milk and melted butter.
  • Beat egg whites and 35g sugar until soft peaks form. Fold egg whites into egg yolks mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into a 8 x 8 x 1 1/2 inches (lined) cake tin. Bake at 180C for about 25 minutes or until done.
  • Leave cake to cool in tin. (do not remove cake from tin)
To Assemble
  • Combine cream cheese and sugar.
  • Add one egg at a time. Beating well after each addition.
  • Fold in whipping cream and peppermint essence, stir well.(optional ~add a small drop of apple green coloring)
  • Pour the cream cheese batter into the cake tin over the chocolate cake base.
  • Bake in water bath at 160C for about 35-40 minutes.
  • Leave cheesecake cool in cake tin before removing it.
  • Chill cheesecake before serve.
Kitchen note: Wrap cake tin with heavy duty aluminum foil to prevent any water from sipping into the cheesecake during baking.
You can replace 1 tsp vanilla extract to the chocolate and cream cheese batter if you don't like peppermint.  

Enjoy!

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  1. Your bakes never fail to tempt me. This cheesecakes looks really awesome !

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  2. wow ... beautiful and delicious. I wanna book mark this ....

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  3. 我很喜欢,因为感觉很漂亮+干净哦。。。可以烘来送人。。。感谢分享

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  4. Beautiful presentation! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. ann, you've always come up with such unique and delicious bake! it look so lovely and im sure it taste refreshing! (:

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  6. Hi Anncoo,

    Can I know what is the white thingy sprinkling on the top? As for the whipping cream,is it dairy or non dairy? Any brand can u reco pls.Do you need a loose base baking tin for this bake. Sorry for asking so many questions. Thx

    Janz Pg.

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  7. Awesome clicks Anncoo...iam bowled over completely!!:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  8. Marvellous cheesecake,looks wonderful and stunning..

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  9. @Anonymous
    Hi Janz,
    I used dairy cream (milac cream from PH) You can also buy the 200ml packet from PH or President brand at the supermarket but the price is quite expensive. I used snow powder as dusting because not so sweet, can also use icing sugar if you prefer.
    Just ordinary cake tin will do but the height of the cake tin is only 1 1/2 inches high.

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  10. Oh, I love the combination of Choc & Mint. Wish I could bake. Could u send me some please, Ann?? Soooooo tempting!

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  11. Oh gosh, what a cool combination! I love it alot. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're enjoying the day.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  12. chocolate and mint are some of my favourite flavour combinations.

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  13. Really pretty and perfect marriage of choc & mint. Great job!

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  14. I like chocolate mint flavour. This cake must be very refreshing.

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  15. What a delicate cheesecake, thks for sharing the recipe ^_^

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  16. Ann, although I don't like mint, but your cake looks good. I love the decoration on the top of the cake, looks very elegant.

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  17. This is very awesome cake! Beautiful slice of cake & look so delicious refreshing!

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  18. Absolutely beautiful! A very delicious looking cake. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. So beautiful and delicious!Awesome.

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  20. Ann, you're amazing! Thumbs up!

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  21. This looks so pretty! Great job, now can I have a slice please?

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  22. Choc and mint, sound like a cool combo. Taking flight now and see you tomorrow ya.

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  23. So pretty ann! I love mint and cheese, this cake is for me! lol

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  24. This looks yummy....you have a lovely blog...I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/2011/05/chocolate-recipe-and-chocolate.html

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  25. Thanks Anncoo for tips and your prompt reply. I'll give a try on this recipe soonest. Looking forward to more of your bakes...hehe

    Janz Pg

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  26. @Joyce, thank you! Give a try on this cheesecake but do not bake too long, about 30-40 mins is good enough.

    Yummy Bakes, want to see your post soon :)

    Joelyn, 我觉得装饰蛋糕,简单就可以了。

    Jet, Thank you :)

    Jasmine, Your bakes are amazing too!

    Thank you Coleen :)

    OH WOW! Sameena...I'm flattered *>* hehee..

    Priya ~ Thanks!

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  27. Hi Shirley, Sure! When? ;DD

    Kristy, Thank you. I like your almond paste...can exchange?

    Thank you Swee San. I love your bakes very much, always look pretty and delicious!

    Food Frenzy, Thank you for having me on Food Frenzy :)

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  28. Thank you everyone for all your lovely comments. Very grateful that you'll taking your precious time to come to my blog :)

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  29. Oh wow, this looks absolutely fantastic! Can you just tell me the size of the cake and/or how many servings I get out of it?

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  30. @Psephi
    Hi Psephi, The size of this cake is 8 x 8 inches square. You can cut it into about 12-14 slices.

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  31. How do you slice it so perfectly? I have an event on my blog http://indugetscooking.blogspot.com/2011/05/food-for-little-champs-event.html which is about kid friendly recipes. Hope you will participate since you have a lot of cute looking stuff on your blog

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  32. Mint & chocolate is such a nice desert! Your cake reminds me of the Andes chocolates that I so loved to eat last time.  thanks for the refreshing recipe, will try it out when I get the chance!

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  33. This minty cheesecake looks so pretty! I know I will love this cake and many others that you have made. Ann, you are a truly talented baker!

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  34. What an awesome looking cake! Simple yet beautiful decorated! :-)

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  35. @indu
    Hi Indu, Dip your cake knife into hot water, wipe dry and cut the cheesecake or chocolate cake immediately.
    Thanks for the invite, coming over now.

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  36. @Honey Bee Sweets

    BeeBee, hahaa...I'm waiting to see your post on some of my bakes. Thank you very much for the nice words.

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  37. @Biren @ Roti n Rice
    Thanks Biren. I promised to bake one for you when you're here.

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  38. @Rita

    Hi Rita, thank you very much for visiting me again. How are you?

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  39. Anncoo, you're the best!!!! This is the daintiest and most delightful looking cheesecake ever! I will say the reverse. It's too beautiful not to eat! Simply irresistible!!!!
    I shall be practicing making this until it looks like Anncoo's Journal original! Cheers!!!

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  40. Very pretty cake. I'm gonna try this out soon.

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  41. @michelangelo in the kitchen
    Thank you very much! Hopefully you'll make this soon..I'm sure you can do better job than mine.

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  42. hi Ann, this is seriously yummy, I love chocolate + mints!
    bookmarked :)
    thks...

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  43. You do sell these, right?? Please say you do!

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  44. une vraie invitation à la dégustation
    bravo ma chère Anncoo
    bonne soirée

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  45. Anncoooooooooo, your cakes NEVER cease to amaze me!!!!!!!!! This is one gorgeous cake!! No one makes cakes like you, my beautiful Queen!
    N.B. For chiffon cake, I won't give up until I get it right lol :):) I would love to try your recipe if only I could find Yuja in the stores. Wish me good luck.
    Have a lovely evening! Hugs to you
    Cheers

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  46. Chocolate, cheese & mint! Wow perfect match! Very nicely presented too! Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Ann, you're a genius. I LOVE this cheesecake and can't wait to try it, my husband loves mint chocolate and always begs me to make something for him. Oh, he's going to be so happy!

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  48. looks yumyum! i love to taste it! thank you for sharing....

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  49. @michelangelo in the kitchen

    hahaa...I'm so happy to receive your sweet comment. Hope I can send you my cheesecake :))

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  50. @Belinda @zomppa
    Belinda, how about I send to you free by Fedex.. ;DD

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  51. @Mamatkamal
    Hello dear, thank you! I must learn some your beautiful Moroccan dishes too!
    Really hope you can get the Yuja and make some tea first, you'll love it for sure.

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  52. @Roxana GreenGirl
    Roxana, I'm sure your husband will love this cheesecake. Make sure you'll bake this :)

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  53. I love your presentation. Your cheesecake is so elegant.

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  54. Yum!!!! This looks SO amazing. i'm so glad I found your blog... So much baking inspiration for me!!!

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  55. You are artist indeed! This is really work of art, so creative and at the same time delicious!!!As always you are amazing me every time!!!!

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  56. I forgot I saw this on facebook, but didn't comment here. This is so pretty, almost too pretty to eat!

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  57. This has got to be one of the most beautiful cheesecakes I've ever seen. Amazing talent!

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  58. @Bron
    Thank you for visiting and nice comment, Bron:)

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  59. Thanks ALL for your awesome compliments :))

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  60. Hi! I love Chocolate mint and LOOOOOOVE cheesecakes. Could you possibly translate the measurements to American (aka bassackwards) so I can try? Pleeeease? :D

    Brynn

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  61. Hi Brynn, Thank you very much, so glad to hear you love cheesecake!
    For the measurements to American, please scroll back to my page top, and click on the Units Conversion (is just below my header). Hope this helps :) You can do the conversion on the measurement table.

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  62. Thanks so much! I guess I should look around a little more before I open my yap :) Definitely gonna try this beauty soon!

    Brynn

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  63. The cheesecake looks so elegant.

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  64. Thank you for such wonderful recipe. For those who are still having second thoughts, don't... I've tried it out and it taste really good.
    You can check out mine too at
    http://joshi-mol.blogspot.com/2011/09/chocomint-cheese-cake.html

    But if course, Anncoo's still d best

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  65. @Joshi
    Hi Joshi, Thank you for trying this recipe. WOW! your cheesecake looks pretty and so glad you enjoyed this cake :)

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  66. Hi Ann, can I use a 8"x8"x2" square tray for this cake? In your opinion, is this suitable to present as as a birthday cake? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Ai Li, yes no problem to use 8 x 8 x 2" square pan. Of course you can. Just decorate it nicely and it will looks great as a present.

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    2. Ann, thanks for replying me. Do rest well and please get well soon! Take care!

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