Jackalberry Lodge Mocha Cheese Cake

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If there's one thing you'll remember from your stay at Thornybush Collection's Jackalberry Lodge, it's the Mocha Cheese Cake.

That is, apart from the amazing game drives, luxury accommodation, outstanding hospitality and unique atmosphere. Rich, creamy and sweet, cheesecake is the perfect dessert after a day out in the bush.

Now you can invoke memories of these wonderful experiences by recreating this confection any time you want to. Here's how it's done.

Mocha Cheese Cake


  • 1 Packet of chocolate biscuits
  • 150ml Butter, melted
  • 250g Smooth cottage cheese
  • 100ml Plain yoghurt
  • 100ml Condensed milk
  • 100ml Castor sugar
  • 2 t Gelatine
  • 1 t Vanilla essence
  • 1 Tbl Strong coffee dissolved in a small amount of water


Crush the biscuits into fine crumbs.

Add the melted butter to the crushed biscuits and mix through.

In a separate bowl, combine the yoghurt, condensed milk, cottage cheese, castor sugar, coffee and vanilla essence and mix well.

Dissolve the gelatine in a small amount of hot water.

Add the gelatine to the wet ingredients and mix through.

Spray the cake tin with Spray & Cook.

Divide the wet mixture into two halves.

Pour half of the wet mixture into the cake tin and let it set for 10min in the fridge.

Carefully press the biscuit mixture over the set wet mixture in the cake tin.

Pour the rest of the wet mixture over the biscuits.

Place in the fridge and allow to set for 40min.

Garnish as desired.

Where does cheesecake come from?

Cheesecake has been around since ancient times, but it really came into its own with the invention of cream cheese in 1872. The original Greek cheesecakes were simple affairs crafted from flour, wheat, honey and soft cheese. While the basics remain the same, cheesecake has since evolved into an infinitely flexible dessert with limitless ways to add your own stamp of flavouring and decoration.

Cheesecake is so popular that it is celebrated with a National Cheesecake Day on July 30th in the USA. Some of the most popular types of cheesecake, like cherry, white chocolate, blueberry and pumpkin cheesecake are remembered on separate days.

There's no reason to wait for any special day to enjoy a cheesecake with our recipe. There's also no reason to delay booking your next luxury South African safari, get in touch with Thornybush Collection and book your spot at Jackalberry Lodge today.


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Monday, 18 November 2019