Sunday, June 14, 2009

Marbled Light Cheesecake

Cheesecake is something that I do not bake often. This is because everyone in the family is not much of a fan. I actually bought the cream cheese last weekend wanting to try out a 'roll cake' recipe which calls for it as the filling. Well, the cake was not a success. I ended up with quite a fair bit of unused cream cheese. So, I decided to use it for a cheesecake. This is the perfect choice because it's a light version and it has a bit of chocolate taste. The recipe is from Alex Goh's 'Fantastic Cheesecake' which I have bought for a while but have not tried any of the recipe.

The recipe :
250ml milk
20g butter
125g cream cheese
50g flour
3 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 egg whites
80g sugar
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
a pinch of salt
1 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • Preheat oven to 160 degree celcius. Prepare hot water to 'steam bake' cake.
  • Cook (A) till it boils.Remove from heat.
  • Beat the cream cheese till smooth and add in milk mixture.Whisk to combine.Add in flour and continue whisking the mixture over a pot of simmering water. The mixture will start to thicken.Remove from heat.
  • The next step is to add in the egg yolks and vanilla. I was having a bit of problem here because I was afraid the egg might get cooked if I add it in immediately. I hesitated for a while. In fact, I waited a while to let the mixture cool down a bit before adding. Keeping my fingers crossed, down went the yolks. Well, it was okay. Continue whisking till everything gets incorporated.Set aside.
  • Whisk egg whites till foamy, add in the rest of (C) ingredients and beat till soft peak.
  • Fold the egg whites into the cheese mixture. When combined, reserve about 100g of the plain batter.Pour the rest of the batter to a prepared 20cm square pan(lined and greased).
  • Mix the reserved batter with cocoa powder. Drop chocolate batter over the plain batter randomly and swirl to create the marble pattern.
  • Prepare a bigger roasting pan with hot water.Place the cake pan in the roasting pan and steam bake in the preheated oven for about an hour.
  • Once cake is ready(the centre is set and top turned golden brown), unmould from cake pan immediately and leave to cool.


Anonymous said...

W-O-W My mouth is watering! Sounds and looks delicous! Thanks for the recipe! Great site!

STARLIT said...

Hi Petitechef,

Thanks for dropping by.

Jean said...

Hi! I tried this recipe but the bottom didn't set (turned out like a pudding). Can I know how you steam-bake the cake? (:

STARLIT said...

Hi Jean,

For steam-baking, you just need to fill a bigger roasting pan with hot boiling water till it reaches 3/4 of the height of your cake pan.Place the whole thing into the oven and let it bake till golden brown.As to why yours have turned out to be pudding-like texture..I am puzzled too.But don't give up, keep trying.

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SIG said...

This looks really good!

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