Saturday, August 15, 2009

TRIPLE CHOCOLATE LAYER CHEESECAKE


With 2 cheesecakes, 1 tray of brownies (by accident), 1 platter of steamed crabs, 1 platter of oyster sauced beef fillets with snowpeas, 1 platter of crispy fried squid rings, 2 presents and an aloof cat we had a little family do for 2 of our sons birthdays which happen to fall on the same day.

Some years ago and a few weeks before the big day I knew in my heart of hearts that, with God's will, our youngest son was going to share the exact same birthday with his eldest brother. I was right.

Our youngest son arrived, bawling, on the 15th of an August day, just like his brother.


So with 2 impending birthdays looming up ahead I baked 2 birthday cheesecakes. One was a Cappuccino Cheesecake like the one I have posted before and the other was a Triple Chocolate Layer Cheesecake that I have been meaning to try but have never gotten around to..... until my boys approaching birthdays have finally pushed me to the edge, made me haul my Old Faithful cake mixer off the shelf, scrutinize the recipe, engage my brain to fiddly and make a Triple Chocolate Layer Cheesecake.



And it was worth it. It was beautiful and utterly delicious!

Four chocolate flavours in one cheesecake. Heaven, Nirvana and Paradise and a Utopian Oreo bottom. It uses no egg, is chilled as opposed to baked and it almost liquified as soon as it entered my mouth when I took a forkful. It was very mousse like in texture, utterly creamy without being sickly rich but worst of all I couldn't stop ladling more forkfuls of it into my mouth and I could not stop my cheesy mind from wandering to its picturesque layers.... as pretty as a chocolate rainbow.


Here's the recipe........................
130 gm Oreos without the cream
70 gm butter, melted

Filling..

6o ml water
1 Tbsp gelatin
380 gm cream cheese
125 ml milk
1/2 cup castor sugar
60 gm each of white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate, all melted seperately in individual bowls
250 ml of cream, whipped

8" inch cake tin with a removable bottom, greased.

Crush the biscuits in a medium bowl using the top part of a pestle until fine. Add melted butter and mix until the crushed cookie are evenly mixed with the melted butter. Press into the base of the cake pan to an even layer. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer until firm while you make the filling.

Filling....

Place the 60 ml of water into a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over. Place the bowl in a pan of boiling water. Stir s little and let stand. The gelatin will dissolve.

Beat cream cheese in a mixer till soft. Add sugar and beat again. Add milk and beat. Divide mixture equally between 3 bowls.

Fold white melted chocolate into one bowl of cream cheese mixture and mix until smooth. Fold milk chocolate into another and mix as well. And add dark chocolate to the last and mix well.

Divide the gelatin into 3 portions and add each portion to each of the cream cheese mixtures. Mix well. Then divide the whipped cream into 3 portions and add each portion to each of the cream cheese mixture. Mix well.

Pour the white chocolate cream cheese mix over the Oreo cookie base and spread evenly. Let it firm up a little while in the refrigerator (about 15 to 20 minutes) and then pour over the milk chocolate mix, spread evenly and let that firm up as well and finally the pour over the dark chocolate mix and spread evenly and let chill overnight or a few hours until set.

Remove from cake pan carefully by loosening the sides with a thin palette knife, decorate with clouds of whipped cream if you like and serve. YUMMM...


33 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

Next Birthday!!

Happy birthday to both your boys:)

This looks delish..the menu sounds fabulous:) I have a bday here tomorrow.I have made the Bull's eye:) Not unmolded yet!

Tia said...

wow. just wow. that looks like an upscale, fancy hotel dessert! mmmm was it as yummy as it looks?

tracieMoo said...

Hey hey, I have passed you an award. Hope you could come and check it out at my blog =)

And your cheesecake.. it's wonderful =) Good Job on that..

Cheers,
tracieMoo

Ninette said...

Wow, I've never heard of two siblings being born on the same date. Happy Doubly Birthday! The cheesecake looks terrific.

terri@adailyobsession said...

wow -- for having 2 sons who are not twins born on the same date (smthing to do with your bedroom schedule?) n for a beautiful cake tt must be truly as yummy as it looks:))

Ciao Chow Linda said...

positively sensational. it's a real special occasion dessert.

zurin said...

Monique, TQ, Hope you post the bulls eye because I have no idea what that is!N hope you will try this too. :)

Tia, it was delish ..as good as it looks ..creamy, light...quite heavenly really. :)

Tracie, tq so much dear..will check it out...oops already have actually :P

Ninette, yes quite unusual I supppose...n not planned in any way :)

Terri,, cant quite remember LOLOL..cake is quite quite yummy indeed...my fave now.

Ciau, tq n tq for visiting...hope to hear frm you again :)

chapot said...

Absolument magnifique !

Elin said...

hey Zurin,

A belated birthday wishes to your boys!

That was a beautiful cheesecake! :)
Thanks 4 sharing the recipe :)

The Little Teochew said...

Birthday wishes to your boys! How old are they? I was salivating over your menu, but that cake takes the, uh, cake! Well done, mommy! Exquisite.

zurin said...

Chapot, TQ I wish I cld speak French!

Elin, tq hope you'll try the cake one day..it fattened me up.heh

Little Teochew, tq...judging from the pic of your beautiful self not much younger than you are! :) They will always be my 'boys'. The youngest boy is 21.

cherry potato said...

wow, it looks yummy yummy!

Denise ^ ChickyEGG said...

looks soo delicious! aiyah, we should become neighbour next time! ha ha

Elin said...

Hi Zurin,
haha I just passed you an award. I know you are busy with your puasa prep but pls go check it out from my blog. Thanks.

Cheers,
Elin

Isabelle said...

Wow! Your triple chocolate layer cheesecake looks and sounds delicious! You are very talented!

Goldie said...

I.....I think I *love* you....!

zurin said...

Elin dear, tq so much. :P

Isabelle, tq so much for the kind words. will hop over to 'see'you!

Goldie, i think i love u too :)

Karine said...

This cake is sssooo decadent! I would love to part a piece of it :)

muffinsareuglycupcakes said...

i LOVE the colours!
and i'm sure it tastes as awesome as it looks.
your kids must really love the cake.
good job!

Selba said...

First time in here :)

Wow, the cake looks so delicious and perfect for celebrating your boys birthday.

nyonya said...

Selamat berpuasa Zurin.

zurin said...

Karine, tq for dropping by, I wish I cld give u some :)

Muffinsareuglycupcakes, Heh cute name. tq for visiting... it was good :)

Selba,tq n tq for visiting.:)

Nyonya, tq for the greetings.

diva said...

this is death by chocolate. nearly had a heart attack looking at this. the layers are beautiful. i'd love a slice thanks :D xx

Lily Anette said...

Nice layers! Haven't visited your blog for sometime & you have made so much goodies! Good to have a family around to enjoy eating right?

Great job with this one.

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMM,...this 3 layer cake looks fabulous!!

Rich, decadent & marvellous!

Agnes Sim said...

i'm so hungry right now. :S

Bloke28 said...
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Bloke28 said...

Thanks for the recipe, this is the closest I could find to my favourite cheesecake "Jockey's Joy".
Its a Triple layer, mint, choc and lemon cheesecake. Made ur triple choc just now... Setting in the fridge right now can't wait to taste it :)
Shaving and curling chocolate now..

Erika said...

Absolutely declicious cake.my parents made it for my 25th birthday which was the other week.was just so creamy,it literally melted in my mouth.Thankyou for posting this :D

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Veronica @ Minty’sKitchen said...

I am glad I stumbled upon your blog. Very interesting andlots of beautiful creations too.

Sherma Edmunds said...

Hi there,

Great job, this looks delish. I would love to try it for my bf's birthday. But I am confused about one thing. 250ml cream, whipped. Is that whipped cream, whipping cream, or a special type of cream im supposed to buy? or do i do something to the milk?

Thanks

Zurin said...

Hi sherma...cream means heavy cream or whipping cream and it is to be whipped. Sorry tht it was not clear. Hope ur try it :) tq for ur interest.

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