Monday, January 21, 2008

Mocha Marbled Cheesecake

Coffee. Cheese. Chocolate. Mmm.

Mocha digestive crust, creamy cheese marbled with mocha swirls.

Mocha Marbled Cheesecake Recipe


Biscuit base:
100g butter, melted
16 digestive biscuits
1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Cheese filling:

600g cream cheese
50g milk chocolate, melted
1 tsp instant coffee powder mixed with 1 tablespoon hot water
80g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs

1. Preheat oven to 180C/160 fan-forced. Make biscuit base by putting coffee powder, cocoa and digestives in a bag and crushing the biscuits into crumbs. Mix crumbs well in melted butter and press into the base of a 9-inch springform cake tin. Press the crumbs about halfway up the tin as well, creating sort of a bowl-like effect. This part is a bit tricky, you don't want the crust to be too thick, or too thin that it crumbles. Bake crust in the oven for about 8 minutes, take out and leave to cool.
2. Next, prepare the cream cheese by beating the cheese, vanilla and sugar till well mixed. Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Remove about 2/3 cup of cheese mixture, and stir this together with the melted chocolate and coffee.
3. Pour the plain cheese into the cooled crust. Next, drop spoonfuls of the mocha cheese over the plain cheese, making sure not to cover the plain cheese completely. Gently swirl the mixture to create a marbled effect.
4. Tap the tin on a table gently to level out the cheese. Steam bake cake for about 1 hour at 160C/140C fan-forced. Leave cake to cool in oven, then remove from tin and chill in the fridge before serving.


KY said...

You should take some pictures of this concoction!

Gila Babi said...

I love cooking blogs !!

I'll bookmark and link your blog .. :) as a sign of support.. update often la.. haha

Anyway .. any good suggestions for boy trying to whip up a surprise for girlfriend in Valentine's Day ??

I had to celebrate both Valentine's and birthday together ... any suggestions ar ??

~Bee Nee~ said...

ky: I tried! But the 'concoction' as you call it didn't last very long that's the only reasonable photo i managed to take before it got eaten.

gila babi: thanks for the support very much appreciated =).

As for a valentines gift i'm sure your girlfriend will appreciate whatever you make for her, as a girl i'm a sucker for handmade romantic gestures, lol. Last year i mailed a mix of chocolate chunk cookes and heart shaped sugar cookies to my boy. Recipes are here and here

Or maybe personalised cupcakes?
and here

Hope this helps. Good luck!