Hello everyone!

I must confess that, hadn't it been for the surprise party of two of my friends (to which I was supposed to bring dessert) there would not have been any recipe to publish today. It is sooooo hot in here and, truth is, I had ZERO intentions of getting anywhere near an oven.

In this awful heat, a cheesecake seemed to be the wisest option. Nothing too heavy, or with a frosting that could melt easily. However, I had already published a cheesecake recipe so I had to innovate a little bit. Hence the Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake!!!

It was a risk to do it just a day before the party (specially since I had never tried this recipe and I hadn't looked at any other similar recipe) but it turned out pretty great. Also, I'm sorry about the quality of these photographs but they were taken minutes before the cake was devoured!

Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients (25cm diámeter cake mold)

  • 70g butter
  • 200g digestive cookies
  • 600g cream cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ Tbs powdered cocoa


  • Heat the oven at 185ºC (365ºF).
  • Melt the butter in a pan or in the microwave.
  • Crush the cookies. You can do it with a food processor (is way faster) or by putting the cookies in a plastic bag and crush them with a pestle, whatever you prefer.
  • Pour the melted butter in a bowl with the crushed cookies and mix with a spoon until fully incorporated. Press the dough at the bottom of the cake mold or pan with the spoon in order to create a smooth base.

  • In a bowl, mix cream cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla extract and beat until fully blended.
  • Separate 5 spoonfuls of the batter in another bowl and mix thoroughly with the powdered cocoa until the batter is smooth.

  • Pour both mixes into the cake mold and trace lines with a toothpick or a spoon in order to create the marbled effect. Bake for 30 minutes or until when inserting a toothpick, it comes out clean.

  • Let the cake cool down and put in the fridge for at least 6 hours until taking out the cake mold and serving.

Serve it cold, it will definitely help you with the heat wave!

Download the free pdf recipe here: Marbled Chocolate Cheesecake.