Always wanted to make a cake and decorate it with frosting. So today, decided to make one to celebrate my birthday. Instead of making a cake, I thought of making something light and I stumble upon this chocolate 3 layer cheese cake from Happy Homebaking made with yoghurt and decided to give it a try. I run out of cream cheese so wasn't able to used the exact amount called for in the recipe, so I think that's why the cake came up to be a little too soft and tasted more like chocolate moouse rather then chocolate cheesecake and I think I added too little sugar as well as the sour taste of the yoghurt was a little too strong and covered the taste of the chocolate. Luckily, I was able to find this chocolate buttercream frosting which tasted really really yummy. So all in all I quite like this cake and I think I almost ate the entire one myself as my husband and kid don't really fancy the sourish taste. Here's my final product:
Chocolate Cheese Cake
Ingredient and Directions
(makes one 6 inch cheesecake)
for the base:
100g digestive biscuits, crushed into fine crumbs
60g butter, melted
250g cream cheese, soften at room temperature
80g caster sugar
200g non-fat plain yogurt
2 teaspoons gelatin powder
3 tablespoon water
80g white chocolate, melted
- Mix biscuit crumbs; melted butter together and press firmly with the help of a spoon onto the base of a 6 inch round pan. Chill for 30 minutes.
- Place gelatin powder and water in a bowl. Heat a pot filled with some water until just simmering and place the bowl inside the pot. Dissolve gelatin and water in the bowl. Keep warm.
- With a whisk, beat cream cheese till soft. Add in sugar and whisk until smooth and creamy.
- Add in yogurt and continue to beat till smooth. Blend in gelatin solution and mix well.
- Divide cheese mixture into 2 equal portions.Pour half into the biscuit base and spread evenly. Chill in the fridge for a while.
- For the 2nd portion, stir in mixture of 80g melted dark chocolate Spread over the 1st layer. Chill for 3 to 4 hours before serving.
The Chocolate Frosting
(original recipe here)
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- Cocoa powder, see below
- 2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For light chocolate frosting use 1/3 cup cocoa powder For medium chocolate frosting use 1/2 cup cocoa powder for dark chocolate frosting use 3/4 cup cocoa powder.
- In mixer bowl cream the butter. Add the cocoa and powdered sugar alternately with milk. Beat to spreading consistency adding more milk if needed. Blend in vanilla.