Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Chocolate Cheesecake

Happy Birthday!  This rich Chocolate Cheesecake was baked for my younger daughter for her birthday last week.  Time flies! Our baby had grown another year bigger, however, she still remains like a kid and that's something worrying us.  

Too much computer time or immersed too much into cyber world has inhabited her ability from dealing with the real life situation, she has a lot to learn and experience.  I think  we as parent also play a part to be blamed as we were too protective of her and led her to rely on us too much.  We have decided to let go and hope that allows her to learn how to be independent going forward.
This cake is absolutely sinful.  Imaging the calories of chocolate double with cheese, I don't need to say more.  Overall, this cake was good but not great.  I guess I'm not a person who knows how to appreciate rich and solid cheesecake these days  as it is too much to digest.

If you're a big fan of rich cheesecake cake, you may like it.  Below is the recipe modified from Bakericious.



Ingredients : 
(for One 7" cake pan or One 4" & One 6" cake pan - loose bottom wrapped with foil)
  • 140g Oreo Cookies (remove the creme), crushed
  • 60g unsalted butter (melt)
  • 75ml whipping cream
  • 75g dark chocolate
  • 355g cream cheese, room temperature
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 30g cocoa powder 
  • 10 pcs Oreo cookies- crushed (I think this is extra, you can skip)
Chocolate Ganache:
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped 
  • 60g whipping cream
  • 20g butter

Method:
1. Melt the butter under microwave for 25 sec and then pour into the crushed Oreo cookies.   Mix well and press the crumbs onto the cake pan base and chilled for later use.
2. Heat up the whipping cream in a heavy duty cookware, add in the dark chocolate and stir well and till smooth. Put aside.
3. Preheat the oven to 160°C.  
4. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar till fluffy. Add the eggs in one at a time and beat again till combined.
5. Add chocolate mixture from step 2 and stir well. 

6. Sift in the cocoa powder and crushed Oreo cookies (if you desire), and combine till mixture is smooth.
7. Pour the cheesecake batter into the prepared cake pan with the cookie base. Water bath at 160*C for 45 to 50 minutes or the cake center is a little "wobbly".
8. Remove from oven and let cool for awhile.
9. To make chocolate ganache, boil the whipping cream in a heavy duty cookware, add in chocolate and butter and then mix well and till smooth.
9. Pour the chocolate mixture onto the cake and let it cool completely before refrigerating. Chill for at least 4 to 6 hrs before serving.
10. Decorate the cake as your desire.

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