Black Forest Cheesecake!
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Biscuit Base, Chocolate & Cherry Kirsch Cheesecake Filling, Vanilla Cheesecake, Fresh Cherries & even more Chocolate. The BEST Black Forest Cheesecake ever!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cheesecake
Keyword: Black Forest
Servings: 14 Slices
Calories: 492 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
Biscuit Base
  • 300 g Digestives
  • 150 g Unsalted Butter
Cheesecake Filling
  • 500 g Full-Fat Cream Cheese
  • 100 g Icing Sugar
  • 300 ml Double Cream
  • 100 g Milk Chocolate
  • 100 g Dark Chocolate
  • 1x Jar Opies Black Cherries in Kirsch
  • 1-2 tbsp Kirsch
  • 180 g Full-Fat Cream Cheese
  • 100 ml Double Cream
  • 75 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Chocolate Curls
  • Spare liquid from Cherry Jar
  • Fresh Cherries
For the Base
  1. Melt the butter in the microwave on short bursts on in a small pan over a medium heat until smooth. 

  2. Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a small crumb, add the melted butter, and pulse a few times until it is combined well. 

  3. Tip into a 8″/20cm Deep Springform Tin and press down firmly – chill in the refrigerator whilst you do the rest!

For the Filling
  1. Drain the Cherries in Kirsch from the liquid and separate the two. I pour the kirsch liquid back into the jar and refrigerate for now. 

  2. In a separate bowl, melt the two chocolates together in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, stirring gently or microwave in short bursts until fully melted – leave to cool slightly whilst doing the rest.

  3. With an electric mixer (I used my KitchenAid) Whisk the Cream Cheese and Icing sugar until combined. Add in the slightly cooled melted chocolate and whisk till smooth. 

  4. Pour in the liquid double cream and continue to whip the cheesecake until it is starting to thicken a lot like a Mousse does (I use speed 6/10 on my KitchenAid)

  5. Once done, it will hold it self completely when finished whipping. Add the drained cherries to the mixture, along with one tablespoon of kirsch, and fold together. If you like, add another tablespoon of kirsch and fold through again!

  6. Pour the mix on to the biscuit base and smooth over. In a separate bowl, whip together the 180g Cream Cheese, 100ml cream, icing sugar and vanilla until thickened. 

  7. Pipe rosettes around the edge of the cheesecake (like pictured) and add a fresh cherry to each. Add any spare cherries into the middle of the hole in the middle! Cover the cheesecake, and chill in the fridge for at least 5-6 hours or preferably overnight.

  8. Remove the cheesecake from the tin, I use a thin metal spatula to lift mine off the base in one piece. In a pan, add the liquid from the Cherries in Kirsch Jar and boil, continue to boil for a few minutes so the liquid reduces down to a thicker syrup. 

  9. Cool the liquid and drizzle over the cheesecake. Sprinkle over some Chocolate Curls, and huzzaaaaah, you’re done!

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Black Forest Cheesecake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 492 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 55%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Potassium 168mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 20g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 21.2%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.