Banana Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake – Thermomix & regular recipes

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I don’t often make dessert and even less often make cheesecake, no reason, just don’t. But this…. this one is the business if I do say so myself.  I had some girl friends over for dinner the other night and wanted something a little bit special to give them for dessert but something I could make ahead (that was easy!), this is both.

In my recent trip down memory lane I found some notes from cooking classes I’d been to in 1998!!!  Gah! Anybody else who lives/d in London ever go to that wonderful shop in Notting Hill called Books for Cooks? I certainly wasn’t a “foodie” back then so they must have offered wine at the class as I’m not sure why else I was there.  Anyway, my younger self must have had some foresight because something had made me keep these notes all this time and there was a section on how to make cheesecakes – that is a long story as to how I came about making this delicious Banana Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake the other night.

As you may, or may not know, I’m always trying to find ways to use up bananas and I thought a cheesecake was a perfect way and a definite change from the usual banana bread or muffins.  I’ve got both regular and Thermomix methods here for you, regular first with step by step photos followed by the Thermomix one.

What you need:

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For the base:

200g chocolate digestive biscuits (I used chocolate Hob Nobs which are English as I happened to have some (trip down memory lane required them) but any kind will do)

60 g melted butter

For the filling:

400g cream cheese

250 g mascarpone cheese

2 large ripe bananas

2 tsp vanilla extract

150 g caster sugar

2 eggs

For the Topping:

1 banana thinly sliced

20 – 30 g dark chocolate, grated

juice of 1/2 lemon

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180 C

Crush the biscuits in a food processor or blender and mix with the melted butter until all combined.

Put the mixture into a 24cm spring form tin and press down firmly with the back of a spoon.

Bake the in the oven for 10 minutes then allow to cool.

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Turn the oven down to 160 C.

While the base is cooking and cooling whip the 2 cheeses and bananas together until smooth.

Add the vanilla and sugar and combine then add the eggs one at a time and beat together until all combined.

Pour the filling into the precooked base and bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until just set.  Cool on a wire rack and then remove the sides of the tin.

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Cover and put in the fridge to chill for at least 3 hours if not overnight.

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While it’s chilling why don’t you?

 

Just before serving slice the banana and squeeze a little bit of lemon juice over it so it doesn’t brown.  Grate 3/4 of the chocolate (with a microplane if you have one) over the cheesecake and spread banana slices out in whatever pattern you like, top with the rest of the chocolate.

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Sorry about the dodgy night shot

Enjoy!

 

Baked Banana Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake – Thermomix

Ingredients

    For the base:
  • 200 g chocolate digestive biscuits (I used the English chocolate Hob Nobs because I had some but any will do)
  • 60 g butter
  • For the Filling:
  • 400 g cream cheese
  • 250 g mascarpone cheese
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • For the Topping:
  • 2- 30 g dark chocolate
  • 1 banana
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  2. Melt the butter 80 degrees / 3 minutes / speed 3. Set aside.
  3. Crush the biscuits Speed 5 / 3 seconds
  4. Add the melted butter and combine Speed 5 / Reverse / 3 seconds
  5. Tip into a 24cm spring form cake tin and press down with the back of a spoon so that it's all smooth
  6. Bake in oven for 10 minutes then allow to cool.
  7. Turn the oven down to 160 C.
  8. Clean the TM bowl and then combine the cheeses and banana Speed 7 / 25 seconds depending on how cold your cheese is it may need some help with the spatula
  9. Add the vanilla, sugar and eggs and combine Speed 5 / 10 seconds.
  10. Pour into the cake tin on top of the cooked base and bake for 30 - 40 minutes.
  11. Cool on a wire cooling rack and then put in the fridge to chill for at least 3 hours if not overnight.
  12. Just before serving slice the banana and drizzle with lemon juice so that it doesn't go brown.
  13. Grate the chocolate (either with a microplane) or 10 seconds / speed 9
  14. Sprinkle 3/4 of the chocolate on top of the cheesecake and place banana slices in whatever pattern you like, top with the rest of the chocolate
  15. Enjoy!
http://www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com/2015/07/banana-chocolate-mascarpone-cheesecake-thermomix-regular-recipes/

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16 comments on “Banana Chocolate Mascarpone Cheesecake – Thermomix & regular recipes

  1. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    July 2, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Oh my this cheesecake sounds great! I never would have thought to make a Banana cheesecake either! Will certainly be trying this one as soon as I can!

    • Vicki
      July 2, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      It went down a treat! x

  2. Dannielle@Zamamabakes
    July 2, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    I don’t usually eat banana’s Vicki but if you put this little cheesecake treasure in front of me I know I wouldn’t be able to resist. Such a fantastic way to use up those bananas!
    Thanks for joining in with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays fun.
    Have a beautiful weekend lovely xx

    • Vicki
      July 2, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      Neither do I Dannielle (only if I can’t see them, which is why so many cakes) but I really, really liked this! Have a great weekend too. x

  3. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    July 2, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Oh yeah baby! This looks amazeballs! Everyone will go bananas over this! x

    • Vicki
      July 2, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      Ha Ha! I think it’s a good one! x

  4. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    July 3, 2015 at 9:17 am

    OMG I am SO excited about this recipe – there are so many of my favourite things in here! Talk about yum!!!

    • Vicki
      July 3, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      I’m excited that you are excited!!! I’m a little bit proud of this one. x

  5. peregrinationgourmande
    July 5, 2015 at 2:43 am

    Oh this is so good. I love anything involving bananas and chocolate! And the little red teapot is back on your pictures! so cute. I should use mine also for my pics! xx cathy

    • Vicki
      July 5, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      I just made it again for friends who came for dinner, it was just as good second time round! Yes you should use the teapot as a prop it’s so cute! x

  6. Karen
    July 6, 2015 at 1:34 am

    That has my name all over it! What a wonderful looking dessert and perfect for summer here in SW France! Karen

    • Vicki
      July 6, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      Oh yes absolutely perfect for summer in SW France! Enjoy (the cheesecake and summer!).

  7. Roxanne
    July 11, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    THIS IS (oh my i’m lost for words). It’s great. haha
    SO TEMPTING, VICKI!!!

    thelemonandjar.com

    • Vicki
      July 12, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      I’ve made it twice in one week!!!!

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