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My take on Mary Berry’s chocolate ripple cheesecake

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This is my take on Mary Berry’s chocolate ripple cheesecake (Taken from the BBC Food website). I’ve thoroughly enjoyed baking this recipe and it is one that I return back to time and time again. This is a real hit with my family and it looks impressive – for really minimal effort. Scroll down now for my chocolate ripple cheesecake recipe.

Chocolate ripple cheesecake

Cooked Chocolate ripple cheesecake with a slice missing
5 from 1 vote

chocolate ripple cheesecake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings


For the base:

  • 200 g plain digestive biscuits
  • 100 g melted butter

For the topping:

  • 150 g plain chocolate
  • 600 g full-fat soft cheese
  • 225 g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 160C (gas mark 3).

  2. Prepare a 9-inch springform tin by rubbing the base and edges with butter.

  3. Beat up 200g of plain digestive biscuits inside a sandwich bag or bowl and combine with 100g of melted butter.

  4. Push the mixture down inside the 9-inch springform cake tin and then I bake for around 6 minutes to firm up a little. 

  5. Melt the plain chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Alternatively microwave for 10 seconds at a time, taking care not to burn it.

  6. Mix together the soft cheese and caster sugar. Then add the eggs one at a time before adding the vanilla bean paste or extract.
  7. Separate the mixture into two bowls. Place 2/5 of the mixture in one bowl and 3/5 of the mixture in the second bowl. 

  8. Add the chocolate to the bowl with 2/5 of the mixture. Combine this. 

  9. Add spoonfuls of the plain mixture and the chocolate mixture into the Springform tin. Alternate to create a polka dot pattern.

  10. Once you've dispensed all of the mixture then use a chopstick, knife or similar implement to create swirls. 

  11. Return the tin back to the oven, at 160c (gas mark 3) for 30-35 minutes. 

  12. The cheesecake is ready when the edges look slightly puffy and there is only a small wiggle left to the cheesecake. 

  13. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake to cool fully. 

You can easily get 12-16 portions from this cheesecake as a small slice is absolutely delicious.

Products I use when making my chocolate ripple cheesecake:

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*Rolling Pin / *Joseph Joseph 9 Nest Bowls / *Masterclass 9” Springform / *Chopsticks

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Caz / InvisiblyMe

Sunday 15th of September 2019

Oh my goodness, this looks so damn good!! The only thing I don't have is the soft cheese. So something like Philadelphia maybe? I have two big packs of Cathedral City cheddar so it's a shame that won't work ? Thanks for the recipe, I've been wanting to try another cheesecake for a while now as my first & only attempt was less than successful! x


Monday 16th of September 2019

Yes Philadelphia is a soft cheese (I think?) - I just used a cheaper version back when I first made this.