Moisty Chocolate & Cheese Cake..
Friends, what do you do when you followed a recipe 100% (cook/ bake) but still end up with negative result? Who do you blame, the recipe? The recipe owner? Or yourself? Will you just blame yourself and will try the recipe again with some alteration or maybe the same?
To be frank, I tried and tested uncountable recipes from the net and cookbooks this far. When some turned out a huge hit, some went straight into the bin! Not a single time I have accused the recipe nor the recipe owner although I'm frustrated because the recipe didn't work too well on me. I would make the dish again and again using the same recipe with minor adjustments here and there...until it suits our taste buds. Gotto tell you that I'm still a novice baker. And I don't mind cooking or baking the same recipes ( if I'm really interested ), atleast until am satisfied.
Now, you must be thinking why am I pointing out this matter today. I just wanted you to know this is ME!!! Do not give up when trying a recipe. I believe a recipe does not work the same for everyone. Our taste buds are not similar. I hope none is cursing me out there if my recipes don't work for you, LOL! Tonnes of thank you for the emails pouring in everyday appreciating my recipes. They definitely encouraged me to do more experiments and share with you all :)
Enough said! Here's for you .....Chocolate & Cheese Cake.
I did not scratch my head much to prepare the chocolate cake as I just used the most hit chocolate cake among my kids...recipe posted HERE before.
Let's see the whole recipe...
Firstly, prepare the base, ie. the chocolate cake.
MOISTY CHOCOLATE & CHEESE CAKE
MOIST CHOCOLATE CAKE ( for the base )
- 100gm all purpose flour
- 50gm dark cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 180gm salted butter
- 180 - 200gm fine granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 200 ml evaporated milk ( I used Ideal )
- In a bowl, sift together all purpose flour, cocoa, baking powder and soda.
- Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until smooth.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla essence.
- Add evaporated milk and flour mixture gradually, continue beating using low speed until done and fully incorporated. Scrape the sides with a cake spatula.
- Pour batter in a 20cm lined cake tin, bake for 15 minutes at 170C. (oven temp may vary)
- Remove from the oven.
CHEESE PART ( for the top )***Prepare this while the chocolate cake is in the oven
- 250gm cream cheese
- 70gm caster sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 65gm sour cream
- Beat cream cheese, caster sugar, egg and vanilla essence until smooth. Fold in sour cream.
- Pour the batter over the half-baked chocolate cake.
- Bake for another 40-45 minutes at 150C. The cake is done when the top is firm to touch.
- Cool the cake on a wire rack and refrigerate for atleast 3 hours before slicing.
I chilled the cake for just 2 hours! Thus, a not so perfect look...need more patience!
The cake tastes even better the next day!
This is what I call...A Double Temptation! Ooh La la ^_^
You are right about this, chocolate with cheese, really a double temptation :) then who will say NO to this, I won't :) I want more than one slice :)ReplyDelete
wow....cheese on top looks attractive.yummy tempting cakeReplyDelete
love..sedappp3x..fav my huby..tp i x pernah buat lg..:)ReplyDelete
Wow this has turned out amazingly well...ReplyDelete
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X pernah buat mcm ni. Selalu buat asing je. Thankssss idea ♥ReplyDelete
Love...Sukanya..Nampak sedap sangat (^_^)ReplyDelete
this is totally tempting and what a beautiful presentation tooReplyDelete
sooooo adorable n fantastic presentation...ReplyDelete
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Thats totally gorgeous ... Beautiful clicks and awesome cakeReplyDelete
Perfect Chocolate Cheese Cake..,luks so delicious...ReplyDelete
This is simply gorgeous! Yummy beyond words!ReplyDelete
you can never disappoint your readers ...I am salivating here :-P awesome clicks ...want to make this as soon as possibleReplyDelete
Sis I'm drooling here...can I drop by and have a piece?ReplyDelete
wow...can u post 1 plate...hehehe... look so yummy... sedap nyeeeReplyDelete
Looks delicious. Your recipes not turn out right? hard to believe. All thoese I have tried so far are great.ReplyDelete
Love darling..your cake mencengkam kalbu ku hehe..Looks great..yum yumReplyDelete
lovee sedapnya drooling dah ni choc +cheese heavenReplyDelete
Cheese cake looks so professional and deliciousReplyDelete
Nice blog :)ReplyDelete
salam kenal sobat :)
di tunggu kunjungan balik.nya!terimakasih ...
yummy...lovely visiual treat I must say...one slice pleaseeee :)ReplyDelete
Wow cake looks awesome....ReplyDelete
Dear, i will definitely not blame you, because i tried all your recipes with great success. Today i just tried your chicken masala, eventhough i made little alteration but the major of the recipe is come from you, my family gave thumbs up to this recipe. Thanks dear for your kind sharing.ReplyDelete
This chocolate and cheese cake look so tempting too.
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Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure it tastes great!ReplyDelete
Looks so moist and delicious!ReplyDelete
As for me, whenever a recipe does not work, I would not blame the book or author, rather on what steps I did wrong, sometimes the ingredients and weather can affect the overall success of the recipe. And like you say, everyone's taste bud is not the same!
Have a great weekend!
OMMGGG..x tahan akak tgk love!! looks so delicious & marvellous..drooling dah ni!ReplyDelete
Gosh they look delicious! So want to reach into the screen to get me one. Haha!!:DReplyDelete
Oh my, what a lovely cake! I really like the idea of the simple cream cheese frosting too!ReplyDelete
Perfect combination chocolate and cream cheese frosting,,,YUM !!! I love that you cut to little square,looks pretty :)ReplyDelete
I love cheese cake. Dusting very impressive and very good clicks too.ReplyDelete
Dear..smpai hati tayang ceklat n cis ni..sedapnyaaaa!!!hihi..blh wat utk guests raya nnti..tq :-)ReplyDelete
Mindblowing and super irresistible cheese cake.ReplyDelete
Hey Love2cook, (I looked for your name but couldn't find it!)ReplyDelete
I anted to let you know that you are AWESOME. Completely. I've been a follower of your amazing blog for almost a year now. And if I have a food blog today, it is partly because of you! :D I used to drool at your pics for a long time before I decided to just start mine one day. :) You are my hero (in)! ;) :D
Love...ur cake looks so delicous...!!!arghhh..nasib baik dah buka puasa tau ...heheReplyDelete
These chocolate cheesecake squares look fantastic!ReplyDelete
Love..ur cake is sumthing that i cant say 'no' to...it is sooo tempting..chocolate and cheese..perfect combination...tapi sekarang bulan posa..tak sempat nak baking a cake..will keep this recipe to try for hari raya...mesti this cake will go in a blink..i bet!ReplyDelete
Hahaha! :D Coming from you is like Gold! ;) :DReplyDelete
I go weak ... looking at your choc-cheesecake... fabulous cake and click :DReplyDelete
May I have some please?ReplyDelete
The cake looks so yummy....one of my fav is cheese choc cake!! :-)
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Hi Love, this cake is perfect and gorgeous, I love it. It look really good and to die for kind.ReplyDelete
Lovely presentation too.
I think one shouldn't blame the recipe owner if it didn't turn out. There are many causes like creaming method and duration, oven temperature, measurement of ingredients, your magic hand, etc...
But some people just don't understand....
Have a nice weekend, regards.
P/S I'm back to blogging.
hello dear, thanks for dropping by my blog. I've been super swarmped lately, don't have much time to blog hop. this cake looks so tempting! absolutely agree with you, not all recipes work, still need to tweak and everyone's tastebud is different. especially with baking, weather, oven temperature is different too. worst is i don't have the heart to throw food away, so I usually will finish them even though don't taste good :DReplyDelete
yum!!!! I love how you use the cream cheese as frosting- it looks so pretty! I bet it lifts the chocolate cake up to another level!ReplyDelete
Hi, I couldn't find evaporated milk at the moment but wish to bake this cake. Is it any possibility i can replace the milk with fresh milk? ^^.. Hope may also advice the amount i should try. Thank youReplyDelete
Hi Samantha, you may use fresh milk equal amount. Happy baking ;)Delete
Thanks for your recipes. Would like to know what you spread on the cake in the picture. It looks nice?ReplyDelete
Hi Li, I just sprinkled some cocoa powder :)Delete
Mam, thank you soooo very much... Been looking for the recipe for quite sometime... And wallaaa... Thanks again!ReplyDelete
Hi Diana, you're most welcome...please share if you've tried the cake ;)Delete
hi just tried this cake really delicious. but wanna know after baking for 15 min the center of the cake still soft and eventually falls in when i spread the cream cheese. thus the cream cheese mixed in the cake batter. is there something i did wrong ? pls help as my children really like this cake.ReplyDelete
Hello Connie, apologize for my late reply.ReplyDelete
As I know oven temp may vary. You may need to bake your cake longer before adding the cheese mixture. When adding the cheese mixture, pour it gently as the cake underneath would be still hot. I really hope this helps. Please let me know how it went.