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My husband loves cheesecake. He especially loves cheesecakes baked at home. To give him a surprise, I made this cheesecake for his birthday.

I used fresh lemon juice, fresh orange, cocoa powder, cream cheese and condensed milk to create this masterpiece. :) Hope you'll find this recipe interesting. Feel free to share your views.



Ingredients:
  • 500g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 375ml condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 250g plain biscuits, finely crushed
  • 100g margarine, melted
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
 Preparation:
  • In a bowl, mix crushed biscuits and melted margarine.
  • Preheat oven to 160°C. Lightly brush a springform pan with melted margarine.
  • Pour the biscuit mixture into the pan and spread it to form a thin uniform layer.
  • Put the pan in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes to set the biscuit layer.
  • In a sauce pan, boil orange juice and sugar to form a thick syrup. Put it aside to cool.


  • In a small bowl, make a thick paste of cocoa powder by adding few drops of water.
  • Cut the cream cheese into small cubes. Using your electric beaters, whisk the cream cheese until it gets smooth.
  • Add condensed milk and lemon juice in the whisked cream cheese and continue whisking to form a smooth batter.
  • Add beaten eggs half at a time into the batter and mix well with a spatula. Be aware not to overdo the mixture otherwise you will end up with air bubbles in your batter.
  • Take out the springform pan from the fridge. Wrap the bottom with the aluminium foil.

  • Pour the batter into the pan. Using a spoon, pour the cocoa paste and orange syrup on the top.
  • Fill a large baking tray with about 2-3 inches hot water. Put the springform pan on the baking tray. Bake for an hour.
  • Take out the baked cheesecake from the oven and let it cool in room temperature. Then put it in the fridge for at least 4-5 hours before serving.


24 comments:

    Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...
    your husband is lucky to have you, sound yummy.
  1. ... on August 11, 2010 at 8:26 PM  
  2. MaryMoh said...
    Mmm...this must be very delicious. Cheesecake is for me anytime.
  3. ... on August 11, 2010 at 8:28 PM  
  4. Indonesia-Eats said...
    So does my husband, the only western cake that he likes.

    I bet your cheesecake is really yummy. A combination chocolate and orange is heavenly taste!

    I have made 4 different flavours for cheesecake, strawaberry cheesecake with saskatoon berry compote, pandan cheesecake, japanese cotton cheesecake and the common cheesecake.

    Thanks for following my blog.
  5. ... on August 11, 2010 at 11:43 PM  
  6. Biren said...
    This looks really delicious! I have never attempted a cheesecake.
  7. ... on August 12, 2010 at 11:52 PM  
  8. Mother Rimmy said...
    I am always impressed by people that can make fantastic looking desserts. Baking is such a precise science!
  9. ... on August 14, 2010 at 12:03 AM  
  10. Angie's Recipes said...
    What a perfectly baked cheesecake! So smooth and creamy.
  11. ... on August 14, 2010 at 2:27 PM  
  12. Vaishali Sharma said...
    This looks heavenly! Wonderful job with the cheesecake! Love it!
  13. ... on August 16, 2010 at 5:07 AM  
  14. baking.serendipity said...
    This looks delicious! I love new cheesecake flavors :) What a great birthday cake!
  15. ... on August 16, 2010 at 12:01 PM  
  16. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    @Sonia: thanks for your kind words.

    @MaryMoh: thanks. Yes it was delicious and well worth the effort.

    @Indonesia-Eats: I want to try other flavours as well. The one I really wanted to try is japanese cotton cheesecake.

    @Biren: thanks for the comment. I'm sure you will enjoy making cheesecake. It's so much fun.

    @Mother Rimmy: I agree. Baking is such a precise science. I still find plenty of room for improvement. Still learning.

    @Angie's Recipes, @Vaishali and @baking.serendipity: Thanks. I was worried it would be a disaster but it came out quite good.
  17. ... on August 19, 2010 at 2:39 AM  
  18. Simplegirl said...
    My husband loves cheesecake too. This looks so yummy. I'm your new follower from the Blog Frog. Hope to see you over at Inspirations by D.
  19. ... on August 19, 2010 at 3:59 AM  
  20. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    @Simplegirl: Thanks for dropping by and thanks for appreciating my cheesecake!!
  21. ... on August 19, 2010 at 7:20 PM  
  22. Rosey said...
    This looks good.

    I love Java. ( chocolate and orange.)
  23. ... on August 21, 2010 at 7:12 AM  
  24. Magic of Spice said...
    Happy Birthday to your husband...This is an amazing cheesecake recipe...and the first shot is so romantic and perfect :)
  25. ... on August 22, 2010 at 3:05 PM  
  26. Pam said...
    Looks delicious!
  27. ... on August 23, 2010 at 2:25 AM  
  28. Monet said...
    What a wonderful birthday...and yes this cheesecake does look delicious! Thank you for visiting my site!
  29. ... on August 23, 2010 at 2:26 AM  
  30. Marisa said...
    This looks great! I love the combination of chocolate & citrus and the swirling on top looks so pretty.
  31. ... on August 23, 2010 at 6:19 PM  
  32. Susi said...
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm returning the favor! This cheesecake looks delicious! I have never met a cheesecake I didn't like :o)
  33. ... on August 24, 2010 at 4:34 AM  
  34. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    @Rosey: Thanks a lot, Rosey. Glad you liked it. Hope to see you here again.

    @Magic of Spice: Thanks!! I thought the candles were a bit too bright on the photo but anyway, it was a memorable one.

    @Pam: Thanks for visiting. Yes it was indeed very delicious.

    @Monet: Thanks Monet!!

    @Marisa: Thanks. You are the first one to mention the swirling on top. My efforts are not wasted.

    @Susi: Welcome to my blog. Hope to share more recipes with you in the days to come.
  35. ... on August 24, 2010 at 6:31 AM  
  36. Tokyo Terrace said...
    Oh my goodness! I love cheesecake and this looks divine! Creamy, flavorful, completely terrible for me...but oh so good! Gorgeous work!
  37. ... on August 29, 2010 at 9:01 AM  
  38. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    @Tokyo Terrace, thanks for your kind words. Looking forward to sharing recipes with you.
  39. ... on August 29, 2010 at 12:02 PM  
  40. foodandstyle said...
    Lemon is one of my favorite flavors. Your cheesecake looks fantastic!
  41. ... on September 9, 2010 at 12:08 AM  
  42. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    @foodandstyle: Thanks
  43. ... on September 10, 2010 at 12:02 AM  
  44. Sheri (Burhoe) Larsen said...
    Looks very good Norene~ Just might make this next week.
  45. ... on February 20, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
  46. cooking varieties (wan) said...
    Hi spoon n chopsticks, came over to visit one of your favorite recipe.
    Now i know why its one of your favorites, the cheese cake is made of yummy ingredients, surely the cake becomes very delicious.
    bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day
  47. ... on October 10, 2011 at 11:58 PM  

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