Thursday, March 15, 2012

Chocolate Cheesecake ... just for chocoholics...

It gives us immense pleasure and excitement to bake a cake for our dear ones on special occasions. Yesterday was my Husband's birthday and I baked this chocolaty cheese cake the day before and made him to cut the cake at midnight. This cake was a total surprise for him as he didn't expect this cake from me, as I was really busy on that day (or I made him believe that :)). He didn't get any smell of the baked cake and luckily he never opened our fridge that day, so I was really lucky to maintain the surprise.




This, I tasted when I went to my bro's house and the taste was to die for. Then when I asked for the recipe, he sent me the link. In the original recipe the measurements are too high, I reduced them to my level and made this cake. I searched in all the shops nearby and getting sour cream was difficult, so I made it on my own and it was not a hard task. Only that we have to prepare sour cream one day before making this cake.
When the cake was baking in my oven the whole house was filled with the aroma of the chocolate and when it came out it was feast to the eyes. When it was completely cooled, I made a white chocolate ganache and poured it over the cake, then decorated with sprinkles and chocolate powder. Then I kept the cake in the refrigerator and was waiting for the moment to cut the cake.




The twist in the story came after I tasted the cake. You wont believe, it was like eating a dairy milk chocolate. The chocolate taste was too dominating. I felt really bad. I had added the melted chocolate a lot. But he was like enjoying each and every slice. He is a total chocoholic and he loved the cake a lot. 




If you are going to make this cake, then reduce on the amount of melted chocolate. However I have reduced the measurement in the ingredients list below. This is the perfect one to make for any occasions.
Ingredients:
  1. Plain Chocolate- 150gms
  2. Cream cheese- 1packet (I used Britannia cream cheese)
  3. Sugar- 1cup
  4. Cocoa powder- 1tbsp
  5. Maida / All purpose flour- 2tbsp
  6. Eggs- 2nos
  7. Sour Cream- ¾ cup (below is the recipe)
  8. Vanilla Essence- 2tsp
  9. Chocolate biscuits- 1 ½ packet (I used hide and seek)
  10. Butter (melted)- ½ cup or little bit more
Method for sour cream:
  1. Heavy Cream- 1cup (I used amul cream)
  2. Buttermilk- ¼ cup
Method:
  1. Take a clean wide mouthed bottle and pour the cream and buttermilk into it. Close the lid tightly and shake the bottle well till everything is well mixed.
  2. Shake the bottle for about 5minutes and let it stand at room temperature over night until very thick and little watery.
  3. Chill homemade sour cream well before using and keep refrigerated.
  4. This yields to 1cup of sour cream.
Method for cheesecake:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease the spring-form cake pan with butter and flour.
  2. For the base:
  3. Crush the biscuits well to powder and add butter to this. Mix well with hands till it resembles crumble sand texture. Press the mixture evenly on the base of the pan using your hands or the back of a spoon. Keep this in freezer till we are done with the cake.
  4. For the cake:
  5. Beat the cream cheese till smooth and then add the sugar, vanilla essence. Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
  6. In the sour cream add the cocoa powder and mix well. Add this to the above cheese mixture along with flour and mix.
  7. Stir the melted chocolate and mix well till smooth.
  8. Pour this filling evenly to the base which was kept in the freezer. Bake for about 50-60 minutes.
  9. When it is done cool and remove the sides of the pan. Decorate as required and serve chilled.



17 comments:

  1. Yummy cake looks so soft n moist.

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  2. Simply yummy looking cheese cake. Delightful preparation.

    Deepa

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  3. who doesn't love chocolate? cake looks wonderful
    SPICE UP THE CURRY

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  4. This is such a wonderful recipe..Thanks for posting it..Bookmarked..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  5. What a yummy surprise ! I'm sure your husband must have felt really lucky to have such a caring wife.

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  6. Being a chocoholic, I'm falling in love with this cake!! Looks gorgeous & yummy!!!!

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  7. delicious looking cake beautifully done

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  8. cake looks so soft and delicious... perfectly done..

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  9. Never baked this kind of cake with plain chocolate and cream cheese combo. I bet it tasted heavenly, perfect for the occasion!

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  10. this cake looking just awesome n delicious.........loved the presentation....can feel the taste as well...hmmmm..yumyumm....
    Maha

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  11. omg...drooling here!chocolate n cheese...both r my favorites !

    http://onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  12. awesome n delicious cheesy cake dear....

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  13. wow nice cake..................specially nice decoration...

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  14. Thank you all dearies for your encouraging and sweet comments.

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  15. Awesome dish!!!

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    Chocolate Biscuits

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