Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cheese Cake Heaven

This is my specialty...always make this cake during special event like Hari Raya only.
Since my boy's Bday this year was on 4th Raya, so I just make extra icing on top and put the Birds for fun. Normally, no icing. Just cheese....

Ingredients:
  • 250g Butter, chopped
  • 200g block dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped roasted hazelnuts (this is optional) no nuts also fine.
 Cheese topping
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup castor sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 100 g white chocolate, melted
  • 2 table spoon plain flour (if you forget to add later on also OK)
  • blueberries/raspberries/chopped strawberries
  1. Line the base and sides of your 20 - 23cm square slab cake pan with greasing paper.
  2. Pre-heat Oven 180 C
  3. Combine butter, chocolate, sugar and water in a pan, Stir over low fire or double boil until chocolate melts. Remove; cool down.
  4. Whisk in sifted flours and cocoa, then eggs, then hazelnuts (i prefer mixing the ingredients using hand mixer)
  5. Pour in prepared pan. Bake for 1/2 hour (test with your toothpick ok)
  6. To prepare cheese topping, beat cream cheese, butter, castor sugar, egg whites, cooled white chocolates and flour using mixer until smooth.
  7. Stir in the berries. Just stir using spoon.
  8. After your chocolate base baked, spread the cheese topping on top and back into the oven. Set the oven to heat  'Top' only.
  9. Baked the top for 15-20 minutes and test with toothpick to confirm. 
  10. DONE! Cooled cake is more heavenly indulged.
anxiously waiting

indulged!

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