Chocolate Cheesecake

Mercedes Aspland
By Mercedes Aspland / March 24, 2015

I have been meaning to bring this post to you for several weeks but things have just been so manic I have kept delaying until now but I can promise you it is a good one. I have a number of breakfast recipes that I will be bringing to you soon, in partnership with Flahavan’s Irish Porridge Oats. I have got some really great ones planned but have had a small delay this week.

I was all set up to make my recipes on Friday and get the Instagram pictures out there and then but I had a problem with timing on Friday as I unexpectedly had to go out but I thought I had plenty of time at the weekend. So you can imagine my surprise when I woke up on Saturday morning with a stinking cold, might I just add, the first one I have had in 2 and a half years, yes really that long.

It is such an odd sensation and I had completely forgotten how bad a cold can be, on Saturday, just standing up took all of my strength, never mind actually doing something but although I still feel rubbish I am at last beginning to be able to function. One thing to note is this is the first cold that I have had since I gave up smoking and it is bringing back a lot of memories, for instance my chest is feeling slightly tight like it did every day when I used to smoke. One plus point is the cough I have with my cold is hardly noticeable compared to the horrible hacking cough I used to get.

So now you are all updated with the shock appearance of a cold in my life I suppose I should get on with sharing the recipe with you. I said that I have had it ready for ages, but I actually made this for Christmas! I know that it is tradition to have a Christmas pudding but I would rather have a dessert that I love and this certainly fits the bill. It lasted for about a week and was almost impossible to resist having a taste every time I opened the fridge!

The base of this cheesecake is make using oat biscuits and you are best to get regular plain ones but I made an error in the shop and bought ginger flavoured ones, as I did not have time to change them I gave it a go. It really was quite nice so you could give them a try and see how it works for you or go for basic rough oatcakes for a slightly healthier variety. It is also worth mentioning that I used soya cream cheese but you could equally use a nut cream cheese if you have a soy allergy or are just avoiding it.

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About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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