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Gluten-Free Chocolate Mint Cheesecake

A minty, creamy cheesecake topping sits atop a gluten-free chocolate brownie base for this chocolate mint cheesecake recipe.


2 cups gluten-free brownie cake crumbs
40 g butter
150 g chocolate
2 tbsp cream
500 g cream cheese
1 cup caster sugar
2 tsp mint essence, plus 2-3 drops green food colouring
3 tsp gelatin, plus ¼ cup water
500 ml cream, whipped to medium peaks
1/4 cup pistachio nuts, chopped

Makes: 8 servings
Time: 4 Hours


1. Whizz brownie crumbs with the butter then press into the base of a 23 cm springform cake tin. Chill.

2. Melt chocolate and cream together gently until smooth and liquid.

3. Beat cream cheese and caster sugar until smooth and creamy, then add the mint essence and food colouring.

4. Sprinkle gelatin over the water and let swell for 5 minutes, then warm to dissolve the gelatin.

5. Fold gelatin mixture and whipped cream into the cream cheese and pour onto brownie base. Swirl or drizzle the chocolate over the cheesecake and chill for at least 3 hours. Sprinkle the top with pistachios just before serving.

Source: Food To Love

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