Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Heyyyy Everyone,

I realise I have been a bit quiet on the baking front, but fear not! I have some cakes up my sleeve (not literally). I baked this yummy chocolate orange cheesecake for a family get together, which, at first thought probably wasn't the best time to try making a cheesecake for the very first time. Luckily, it was a success and went down very well! My nan even asked for the recipe! So why don't you give it a go?

For The Base
50 g Butter, melted
200g dark chocolate digestives, finely crushed
For The Filling 
500g cream cheese
150ml sour cream  
200g caster sugar
1 1/2 tbsp plain flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
Zest of 1 Orange
2 medium eggs, separated
To Decorate 
 150 g Plain Chocolate

1. As always, first things first.. WASH YOUR HANDS!! 

2. Grease an 8in baking tin and preheat your oven at 180 

3. Mix the butter and crushed biscuits and press them into the baking tin. They can now chill whilst you prepare the rest

4. In a large bowl, whisk together all the filling ingredients (except the egg whites). Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until soft peak stage. Fold the whites into the cream cheese mixture.

(The whole way through the process I got words of wisdom from my excellent baking nan.)

5. Pour the mixture into the baking tin on top of your base and bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until lightly golden. 

6. It then needs to be left to chill for at least 2 hrs, but preferably overnight.

7. To Decorate- There are so many fancy ways to decorate this cake but I am not very good at the decorating part. So I just grated the chocolate on top of the cake! 

As you can see, it went down well with my family! Why don't you have a go and send me your pictures on twitter @EmmaJessica27

Ciao EmmaJessica <3


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