Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and line the base of a 25cm loose bottom cake pan and line the base with parchment.
  • Mix the cookies crumbs and butter and press in the base of the pan, bake for 10 minutes. Leave to cool.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, add vanilla and beat again. Mix in the sour cream and beat. Add the heavy cream and beat again then add the chocolate Ganache mixture and the espresso and beat until all mixed together. Pour over the baked crust and bake for 1 ¼ hours till set. Leave to cool in oven with door ajar. Chill for 3-4 hours.
  • For the topping:
  • Heat the heavy cream in a heavy saucepan until simmering point and pour over the chopped chocolate. Stir until chocolate melts. Add the butter and stir again. Leave to cool until thickens, stirring occasionally. Pour over the top of the cake smoothing with a spatula around the sides. Decorate all around the sides with the chopped hazelnuts and use the coffee beans and cocoa powder for the top. Chill again.
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  • hopscotch 4 years ago
    Goodness gracious great balls of fire! Oh my waist gets bigger and bigger every time I see your recipes!
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  • pinkpasta 6 years ago
    OMG! Top 2 favorites: chocolate, and cheesecakes!! This is most certainly for me!!
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    " It was excellent "
    toleliz ate it and said...
    Once again, fantastic!
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  • angelgirl94 6 years ago
    How did I miss this one? I'm always on the lookout for your dessert recipes. Just printed it and will add it to my recipe collection. Thanks for sharing. :)
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    " It was excellent "
    debwin ate it and said...
    very pretty and sounds delicious. I will add this to my cheesecake recipe collection.
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    YUMMY.....................Mmmmm.............Mmmmmmm
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    " It was excellent "
    chriesi ate it and said...
    Simply fantastic! Oh so many cakes I have to bake! hehe
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    You did a fabulous job! Looks and sound, heavenly!
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  • krumkake 6 years ago
    Another work of art - how can you eat these desserts after you create them?? Excellent flavors...you are a baking wizard, Ahmed!
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  • watson2167 6 years ago
    Great recipes..i love cheesecake and coffee, great combinations.....i'm glad i had you as a my cooking friend...Thanks Ahmed1. Will have to try soon.
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  • michellem 6 years ago
    Very sweet looking cake! Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    vivian ate it and said...
    You are so clever, this is another masterpiece.
    Though I don't like roasted coffee beans, so could I just use the hazelnuts?
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    this is glorious Ahmed! looks delicious!
    Magali
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    " It was excellent "
    cholena ate it and said...
    And now .... you are talking : )
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Wow... This is perfect!
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  • jovi_nutt 6 years ago
    This looks amazing, I can't wait to make it...Maybe for a birthday very soon!! Thanks...
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmal ate it and said...
    Wow. You know, my new roommate's friend has a van. I'm going to ask him if he'd move my stuff in exchange for one of these. Don't things just taste better when you make up the recipe?? You rule, as always. I wanna be Ahmed when I grow up.
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    Over the top fabulous Ahmed!
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    Ahmed, you have another keeper! Sounds fantastic. And thanks for the step-by-step photos, that is so helpful! Glad you are up and running again posting recipes!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Great recipe, Ahmed! It is so beautiful and I love the ingredients. I'll be trying this one for sure....thanks my friend...
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