Add 2 tbsp of the melted chocolate on to the heart mould, quickly swirl the silicon mould in a way that the chocolate coats the entire surface and then turn in upside down to drip off the excess.
Since the silicon mould is cold the chocolate will set quickly and hence try to work fast. Once the chocolate is set, place the prepared cheesecake on top, scrape some cheesecake if need be to level it and then add another tbsp of chocolate over the cheesecake, spread it quickly and evenly to enclose the cheesecake in the chocolate mould.
Place it in the refrigerator until set.
Once set, simply demould decorate as needed and enjoy.
To soften the cream cheese, simply take it out of the fridge and allow it to sit on your counter top for 2 hours.
If you do not have icing sugar you can powder the regular granulated sugar, sieve it and then use in the recipe.
Lemon juice cuts down the sweetness in the recipe and hence do not skip it.
Using good quality ingredients is the key to making a good no bake cheesecake so preferably use vanilla bean paste or extract and not essence.
If you add hot or warm melted chocolate to the cold cream cheese mixture the chocolate will seize and get lumpy. Hence it is important to add the chocolate at the right temperature.
I have used compound white chocolate here and hence there is no need for tempering.
Refrigerating the cheesecake ensures that it is firm and runny. So give it a minimum of 6-8 hours in the fridge. If you are running short of time freeze the cheesecake for 4 hours.
How to fix Lumpy Cheesecake Batter?
If your chocolate seizes and turns lumpy, simply place the mixing bowl over a double boiler and mix until the chocolate melts and turns smooth.
This would mean the cream cheese would become runny too. And hence put the bowl in to the freezer for 15-25 mins for the batter to thicken.
Fold the whipped cream to the cold batter and then proceed as per the recipe.
Baked Cheesecake Version:This Instant Pot Cheesecake recipe is one of the best cheesecakes I have ever had. You can use the same recipe and instead of pouring the batter into the jars add it to the heart silicon moulds and follow the cooking instructions.I cut my mould into individual hearts to be able to fit them inside my pot. How to melt chocolates the right way?