This Chocolate Chai Spiced Cheesecake is the perfect treat for Father's Day!

Publish Date
Friday, 1 September 2023, 9:23AM

Get ready to treat the father figures in your life to a sensational dessert with Whittaker's Chocolate Chai Spiced Cheesecake – the ultimate recipe to make Father's Day just a little bit more special.


340g Gingernut biscuits (or any other packet biscuits)
180g Butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling
275g (1 Cup + 1 Tbsp) Cream, cold
340g Cream cheese, room temperature
75g (¾ Cup) Icing sugar
1 tsp Vanilla paste (or essence)
Chai spices - 1 tsp Cinnamon, 1 tsp Ginger, 1 tsp Cardamom, ½ tsp Allspice
½ tsp Salt
200g Whittaker's 72% Dark Ghana chocolate (62% Dark Cacao or 50% Dark Block also work well)
½ cup (130g) Cream

Shaved Whittaker's 72% Dark Ghana chocolate
Cinnamon twill (optional)
Crystallised ginger
Cinnamon to dust



  1. To make base place biscuits into food processor until fine crumbs.
  2. Add melted butter and continue to blitz until combined (it should look like wet sand).
  3. Pour mixture into a lined spring form tin. Press the mixture down so it is even on the using the back of a measuring cup or an offset pallet knife. Place into the fridge to set.
  4. Meanwhile to make filling whip first measure of cream until soft peaks form and set aside. 
  5. In a separate bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, spices and salt on a medium speed until smooth and fluffy.
  6. Add melted chocolate to the cream cheese mixture in two parts and mix to combine (be sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl well).
  7. Add the second measure of cream into the mixture and beat to combine. 
  8. Finally fold the reserved whipped cream into the mixture in two parts, careful not to deflate the mixture when mixing.
  9. Pour into the tin and bang the tin a few times to remove any bubbles. Use the back of a spoon or an offset pallet knife to smooth out the top of the cheesecake. 
  10. Place in the fridge to set for at least 6 hours or ideally overnight. 
  11. To decorate, top with shaved chocolate, crystallised ginger, cinnamon twills or other toppings of your choosing. 
  12. Store in fridge and remove leave at room temp of 30 mins before serving. 


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