Cheesecake Not from the Factory

I had to stop my Italian streak somehow, I do like Italian food, I’m not saying I stopped liking it. I mean, can you even switch it off?  But now, I feel like I’ve had too much flour in my mouth from making and baking all of  those pizzas I really didn’t stop making until I got the right kind of thickness and the right kind of moistness that I wanted. Mind  you, it’s still not the same as normal restaurant pizzas. But I had to do for now. It was quite crazy. Even for me. So now I wanted to try a cake and I wanted to try Chocolate cheesecake in particular.

Oh yes, there is a boring story behind it. It’s cause I have tasted the most delicious cheesecake ever! It’s even free! (see the best things in life are!) Once upon a time my aunt who used to get us tons of free stuff from her ex-deal pay at work often shares her goodwill.  In one of those work freebies, she gave us a whole chocolate cheesecake from Dusit hotel. And it was soooooo good! It was a long time ago but I couldn’t forget how good it was.  It tasted like dark chocolate. Now, I’m reliving those childhood memories of sneaking in the fridge and taking a nice slice I decided to make my own version of a chocolate cheese cake.

The recipe I got from my GialloSafferano IPAD App (please refer to my Chesnutsykitchen resources page to learn more about the apps that I use for my reference.  If you don’t have the app I can email the recipe for you drop your request at chesnutsykitchen@gmail.com, but it’s really better to get it, cause it’s free! And you’d be supporting them.)

The ingredients weren’t so hard to fine: it had Philadelphia cream cheese, ricotta cheese and melted dark chocolate and the best of all.. NO Flour! Yey!

Just so you know, this is actually my first time to bake a cake, so I don’t know the basic stuff like, melting chocolates! Apparently, you can’t melt chocolates directly into the fire cause it will surely burn..  Hahaha, but that’s what I did! And it did burn. So save the horrid disaster I just shaved off the top part and removed the burned bottom, and mixed it into my chocolate cheese cake filling. The problem with that is, you’ll still get that burnt taste of chocolate.

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Cheese Cake burn  - slice

Part two, I know now about the chocolate melting part. What I did was, melt it on a steal bowl on top of boiling water. The problem with this batch is, I over whisked the eggs , and the filing become too fluffy  my liking. It’s okay, but it’s still not the cheese cake that I wanted.

Cheesecake - fluff

The last and final batch, I finally got what I wanted. I did everything right this time. And added a bit more dark chocolate into the filing. I think that’s what did the trick. The cheese cake was rich, dark-chocolately, no burnt taste and not too fluffy. It’s just perfetto!

Chocolate Cheesecake

So there go my favourite cake: chocolate cheese cake with berries on top.  It’s nice to put strawberries or blueberries, cause the sour taste combined with the super sweet cake is so yum. And you can really just eat a sliver at a time.

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