Flourless Rich Chocolate Cheese Cake - No Failure Is A Failure

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Rich and decadent flourless chocolate cheesecake

Rich and decadent flourless chocolate cheesecake

My youngest daughter has been asking me to make a chocolate cheesecake for her. I have been putting it off. I was thinking……of all the cakes, why did she choose a chocolate cheesecake?? It’s so rich and fattening! Well, she has been very patient waiting for it, waiting for the right time to ask again. Last week she came up to me…and there she went again…..”Mom, can you PLEASE, PLEASE, make a cheesecake……a chocolate cheesecake? PLEASE make it for my coming birthday!” She pleaded so sweetly!!! How can I say “No” to her and how can I put off again? Of course I can’t. That’s the mother’s heart. My sweet answer, “Of course I will!” I earned a BIG hug and of course she will get her favourite cake for her birthday. My BIG smile because she likes my cake….yippee!

To be on the safe side, I thought I will make one early just for trial….a different one. If it turns out nice, I will make it again for her birthday. Did it turn out well? Sad to say ‘No’ BUT happy to say it turned out delicious too…..*big smile*. It’s a low cake so I don’t think I will make it for her birthday as it’s difficult to make icing….won’t look impressive. Of course my girl is very happy to enjoy this cake and to get another one for her birthday!

I must say that in the culinary world, No Failure Is A Failure, unless you burn everything very badly. If it can still be eaten, then it is not a failure. Just call it a new dish…*wink*. That’s why I like cooking. It’s so fun. You can afford to make mistakes and get away with it. Sometimes mistakes are essential because from there new dishes are created. It happened to me many times. The chocolate cheesecake is just another of such mistake. It’s supposed to be a marbled chocolate cheesecake. It didn’t turn out as what I wanted it to be. But it did turn out very rich and decadent, much to my surprise. My mistake is good because I found an easy way to make a chocolate cheesecake.

This chocolate cheesecake contains no flour, no gluten, which makes it suitable for those who can’t enjoy desserts that contain gluten. Here is the Flourless Chocolate Cheesecake recipe which I adapted from a cookbook by Agnes Chang.

Ingredients A
300g cream cheese
80g sugar
1 egg
1t vanilla essence

Cheese mixture

Cheese mixture

Beat Ingredients A well until well mixed.

Ingredients B
300g dark chocolate (break into smaller pieces)
150g butter

Melted chocolate mixture

Melted chocolate mixture

Put Ingredients B into a small pot and heat under low fire until melted. Cool.

Ingredients C
3 eggs
1/8t salt
50g sugar

Thick and creamy eaten eggs

Thick and creamy eaten eggs

Beat Ingredients C with a whisk until thick and creamy.

Now from here onwards, this is where I make the mistake. Instead of adding the egg mixture to the chocolate mixture, I added the chocolate mixture to the cheese mixture!!!! But don’t stop here. Just read on. It didn’t come out bad…….*phew*. It was actually very delicious….huge relief!

The correct way is to mix the egg mixture to the chocolate mixture. Pour into the tin. Then scoop the cheese mixture over the chocolate mixture. Swirl a knife or spatula through to create the marble effect and then bake. But below here was what I did.

Chocolate and cheese mixture

Chocolate and cheese mixture

Add the chocolate mixture to the cheese mixture. Pour into a paper-lined shallow tin.

Egg mixture over chocolate cheese mixture

Egg mixture over chocolate cheese mixture

Swirl the egg mixture through the chocolate mixture

Swirl the egg mixture through the chocolate mixture

Pour the egg mixture of Ingredients C over it and and fold it through. It would be easier to fold it through before pouring into the tin. Place into a preheated oven of 160 degrees Celsius for about 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Baked flourless chocolate cheesecake

Baked flourless chocolate cheesecake

Cool and chill it well. Well, I couldn’t wait to try it. It was really good…rich, chocolatey and moist. More than half was gone before I could manage to put into the fridge to chill. It tastes much better chilled.

Hope you have fun cooking and baking! Be daring to try. Just don’t broadcast your mistakes and you will be fine….*big grin*. Nothing is better than homemade food. It’s a lot cheaper and healthier.

Other chocolate recipes that you may be interested in:
My Best Chewy Brownies For Friends
Best Layered Chocolate Cheese Cake
Cheesecake Brownie
Chocolate Yoghurt Cake
Zebra Chocolate Butter Cake
Chocolate Crinkle Brownie Cookies
Double Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Coconut Slice
Chocolate Shortbread Slice
Double Chocolate Brownie

Quote of the day……

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

- Frederick Keonig

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I Beat Joyce  on June 30th, 2011

Omg you are making me so hungry, Mary! Where my Cheetos at? Your youngest daughter is simply adorable. Lucky her to have two cakes. You truly are a master in the kitchen, make a mistake and it still turns out delicious. Now I’m wondering what kind of cake you’re going to make for her birthday. Lucky girl. Hopefully Mom knows how to use her phone very well now (wink). Before I miss it, wishing your youngest daughter a very happy and beautiful birthday filled with lots of laughter and love!

claire  on June 30th, 2011

Hey Mary, so nice of you to put step by step like this.. makes baking look so easy.. lol.. I think I would like to try… wait, wait.. not one of these days though.. wait till my kids ask me sweetly like what yours did.. and then give me a big kiss if i say YES! hahaha.. would that be too much to ask? I guess it has to wait cos they would not ask their mum to bake a cake for them.. they thought I dont know how to do it! hahaha… just wait and see, one of these days I will give them a BIG shock.. a Happy Shock! hahaaha…

I am NOT giving up!  on June 30th, 2011

Wow! Chocolate n cheese!! Good choice Susan! Aunty Mary…ur just so pro! even u made a mistake still come out yummy! Plus ur always fast n creative…Seriously i wan to try to make tis cake. Raya is coming soon..can make n let my frens try… =D once again, well done Aunty Mary! Wish Susan gonna have a wonderful Birthday!

Belinda @zomppa  on June 30th, 2011

Good lesson…and great cake! She is truly one lucky little lady.

anncoo  on June 30th, 2011

Cool! Mary, I want to order this cake for my birthday too! Will also give you a BIG HUG first!

aipi  on June 30th, 2011

Loved it ~ looks so tasty moist n delicious ~ I know I won’t be able to stop eating this! ;)

somewhere in singapore  on June 30th, 2011

U’re tempting me with this cake!!!

TasteHongKong  on June 30th, 2011

Mary, you are not only a lovely mom, great chef, but also an optimistic philosopher : ).

Priya  on June 30th, 2011

Irresistible and super moist..feel like grabbing some.

Blackswan  on June 30th, 2011

I love Cheesecakes but I haven’t tried the baked ones. I’m sure u know by now I can’t bake. Hahaha! Yours looks soooooo rich. Yum!

Cathy at Wives with Knives  on June 30th, 2011

It may not have turned out the way you wanted it to, but I think it looks delicious. I think the chocolate marbling is beautiful.

Barbara  on June 30th, 2011

I don’t think I’ve ever made a chocolate cheesecake, Mary. This one looks darn good, even though you considered it a failure. That first photo is fabulous!

divya  on June 30th, 2011

Omg, mouthwatering here, such a delicious ..

Lisa H.  on June 30th, 2011

simply decadent…and chocolate..ahhhh… I go weak…
I have a good excuse to indulge in anything chocolatey… its WINTER and chocolate keeps me warm…hehehe

Angie's Recipes  on June 30th, 2011

Mary, your cheesecake has a perfectly moist texture…almost fudge-like!

Anna Johnston  on July 1st, 2011

Oh Yeah! I could go a slice of this yumminess. Mmmmmm tummy is grumbling. :( Chocolate and Cheese, seriously… 2 of the worlds best ingredients. YUM!

Yummy bakes  on July 1st, 2011

This looks rich and moist.

Jasmine  on July 1st, 2011

it turns out great! a beautiful mistake :D this look so chocolatey! heavenly! (: yummy!

lena  on July 1st, 2011

yay, you managed to save the cake!!nobody can tell that you made a mistake becos it still looks tempting!! Good on you!!

Magic of Spice  on July 1st, 2011

Goodness this looks great Mary, I agree no failure is a failure especially if it looks this delicious!
And I am sure your daughter would be very happy with anything you make her…wishing her a lovely Birthday!

serena @bigapplenosh  on July 1st, 2011

Yum - look so delicious!

DG  on July 2nd, 2011

Looks creamy & rich, it’s yummy!

Jeannie  on July 3rd, 2011

Glad your mistake still turned out fine…if I made a mistake for my bakes, I usually have to feed it to the dog:P

Joy  on July 6th, 2011

Ohhhhh it looks great.

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