9 Layered Chocolate Cheesecake For Little Friend’s Birthday

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9 layered chocolate cheesecake

9 layered chocolate cheesecake

Phew! I survived another weekend! It has been a very busy weekend for me but an amazing one. Last week has been a very exciting week. It’s Monday today and I got up this morning feeling a little tired but happy. It will be a quiet, relaxing day, some cooking, good food and off for my badminton later.

I know many people don’t really like Monday, always dragging to go back to work. But I love Monday. Despite all the work that still need to be done, it’s a wonderful time to reflect back and think through how well I had done the past week. Smiling to myself and saying ‘Well Done Mary!’ is always my greatest joy in life. There may be bad times but always focus on those that are good and beautiful. That makes life exciting, interesting and meaningful. I really hope you had a great week and you got up this morning feeling excited about another new week. Smiling helps……..*big smiles here*.

Ellie enjoying her chocolate cheesecake

Ellie enjoying her chocolate cheesecake

Oh I must tell you something. My little friend, Ellie came by last week. It’s her 5th birthday today! But since we knew she was coming, I decided to give her a surprise…..a special birthday cake. I thought it has to be very special because Ellie is a very special girl. She always warms my heart. She loves to play piano and each time she comes here, she loves to play for me…..*big smile*.

I probably can’t even believe myself that I made a 9 layered chocolate cheesecake! It was 9 layers of thin chocolate sponge cake filled with cheese cream and covered with whipped cream…..mmmm. I actually made 10 layers but one layer was spoilt…..so sad. Otherwise it would have sounded better to say ‘10 Layered Chocolate Cheesecake!’ Well, there’s always a next time…. *wink*.  This cake was an inspiration from the 5 layered birthday cake that my girls bought for my birthday the previous week. You can read more about it in my previous post Best Stuffed Mushrooms For Birthday.

9 layered chocolate cheesecake

9 layered chocolate cheesecake

It took me several hours to make the cake and put the icing but I was totally pleased with myself for taking up the challenge. The icing may be simple but the cake tasted awesome. The taste, the flavour and the texture were just fabulous. All of us liked it very much. You probably can’t believe it, this is the first time we finished a cake in 1 day!!!! Ellie’s mom doesn’t really eat chocolate cake but she went for a second helping! This cake reminds me of the millie crepe cake that I ate when I went back to Malaysia for holiday last year. That was best! I even tried making it but was not successful yet. I made at least 20 layers for that cake! You can read more about it at Fun Double Joy - Birthday and Valentine’s Day.

Ellie and her baby brother

Ellie and her baby brother

More exciting news about Ellie. She had a baby brother….SO chubby, sweet and adorable! He looks just like Ellie! He was born a day after Christmas. He is such a contented, easy baby to take care. I was just blown away! It was SO easy to feed him and to put him to sleep. He doesn’t fuss around. Just in case you wonder, Ellie’s mom followed the book, The Contented Baby by Gina Ford. She used the same method when she had Ellie and she said it’s so true she had contented babies. There’s a timetable for the baby’s feeding, playing, sleeping and bathing. That gives the mother more time to rest and do her other stuff.  I wish I had known that when I had my girls  but it’s too late now…haha.

Healthiest party for Ladies' Fun Evening

Healthiest party for Ladies

On Saturday we had a Church Ladies’ Fun Evening again in my home. It was the HEALTHIEST party that I ever had! Everyone was to bring a ready washed vegetable salad and a fruit salad while I prepared leek and potato soup to go with bread. I also made roasted chicken puffs and curried chicken puffs which are always a hit among my friends. I taught everyone how to make my Thai salad dressing. It’s good to share about health…healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. My friends liked the salad dressing very much….*big smiles*. To learn how to make the Thai salad dressing, you can check it out at Easy To make Salad - For Health And Weight Lose.

ladies' exercise time

ladies' exercise time

We started off with some fun exercise taught by my daughter. We also had a simple fun dance which the ladies presented in the church yesterday. It’s always so encouraging to see everyone having fun. That was just such a great evening. I probably smiled the whole night through in my sleep…..haha.

6 layered chocolate cheesecake

6 layered chocolate cheesecake

Was that all? NO. A friend came from Malaysia. So, it’s party again. Straight home from church was SPEED cooking for the dinner party! A few families joined us. It was another wonderful evening. Know what? I made my chocolate cheesecake again…*big grin*. I know I shouldn’t be so ambitious but I did it…..*grin*. Sunday is always a very busy day, but I got up early to make it. I simplified the method and settled for 6 thicker layers instead. It was still very delicious but I think it doesn’t look as impressive as my 9 layered one. Well, at least we had a cake!…*big smiles*. I promised my friends that I will make this cake for the next Ladies’ Fun Evening. In the mean time they can only drool…haha.

Oh well, this post is getting a little too long. Actually I wanted to give you the recipe for this wonderful cake here but I think I’ll put it on my next post. I promise you it will be up very soon…..this week! I know I will be very busy but I will keep to my promise. So, do remember to come back for it so that you can make it for yourself.

Till then, see you in my next post. Have a great week!

Quote of the day…….

“Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing.”

-  Helen Keller

Keep Learning Keep Smiling

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suituapui  on March 5th, 2012

Yummmm…looks so good. You’re really a pro. Are you in the cake or catering business over there?

Belinda @zomppa  on March 5th, 2012

That’s the cutest photo of him being squeezed! Another big wow cake!!

Sophie  on March 5th, 2012

Indeed, you certainly have been being busy a lot! :)

Your 9 lined chocolate cheesecake looks tremendously fantastic & wonderful! Lucky Ellie! Happy Birthday to her!!

busygran  on March 5th, 2012

That’s a tall cake! And very thin cake layers!
Very cute children!

Ann@Anncoo Journal  on March 5th, 2012

I love the picture of Ellie and her adorable brother. They’re so cute!
And your cheesecake looks real tall :)

Drick  on March 5th, 2012

I don’t think anyone would miss a layer… and what a busy weekend, after 2 cakes, exercise… HA
like the strawberries on the second one..
it will be so good to see spring, won’t it, I know you have had your share of colder weather this year…

WendyinKK  on March 5th, 2012

Wow, 9 layers!
That’s a lot of work.
But it’s all worth it when it’s that well recieved to be swept clean within a day.

Little Inbox  on March 5th, 2012

9 layers! That’s a lot, hehe…

reanaclaire  on March 5th, 2012

What an interesting life you lead, Mary!! Eat the 9 layer cake and then go for ladies’ exercise after that is justifying… lol..
Continue to survive another week.. months, yearsss, Mary! Enjoy yourself… :)

Mary  on March 5th, 2012

@suituapui - Working hard trying to be a pro…haha. When I become a pro, then I can start a bakery but not now. It’s still Keep learning keep Smiling and feeding myself :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Yes, Ellie’s brother didn’t seem to enjoy it ….haha. Thanks very much for your compliment on my cake :D

@Sophie - It’s good to be busy and come out with some nice food :D But then need to be busy with exercise to burn off the calories….hehe

@busygran - Thanks very much! I think I must make a VERY tall birthday cake next year for my birthday….1 year 1 layer :D

@Ann@Anncoo Journal - Yes, Ellie and his brother are just so adorable. Will be seeing them again soon :D Oh, come, Ann. We can enjoy eating this chocolate cheesecake together!

@Drick - You are very right, Drick I don’t think any one would miss a layer…..just can’t wait to get it into the mouth….LOL.
The strawberries? Awwwww, you need to be back in my next post for a story behind it…the scream!……haha :D

@WendyinKK - My patience in baking only comes in spurts….haha. I better make again while I still have some patience :D But like you said, it’s really worth all the effort.

@Little Inbox - Yes, it looks good and sounds good huh…hehe :D

@reanaclaire - Yes, need to enjoy both to stay slim…eat and exercise…hehe :D Haha….you are very right…must survive and also enjoy every week!!

Mistletoe Tattoo ;)  on March 5th, 2012

First of all, a very happy birthday to Ellie! Her and her baby brother are just simply too adorable! I wonder if there’s a book called The Contented Husband. :P teehee.

Your cakes look beautiful and very professional, Mary! Definitely big smiles from the birthday girl. Cheese cake is one of my faves! I’ll bet after eating that cake, she was smiling the whole night through in her dreams too. Don’t forget to give her a birthday hug for me when you see her tomorrow. You sure know how to keep busy, my dear. Lol. You’re making me crave cheesecake now. Haha.

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on March 6th, 2012

Happy Birthday, Ellie!
The cake looks spectacular.

Juliana  on March 6th, 2012

Mary, you sure are one busy lady…and the cake looks awesome…9 layers…please post the recipe :)
Hope you are having a fabulous week!

kristy  on March 6th, 2012

Hi Mary, I went missing for so so long already. Sorry ya! Have been busy with quite a number of stuffs. Btw, Happy Belated Birthday to you. Cheah told me that you came back q while ago. How come never email me lol! haha…. Just blaughing. I’m sure you were busy with your own matter too. Hope everyone is well. Oh boy, that baby is SOOOOoooo chubby, HUGE… Come on, I want to pinch on his face, for sure. haha….
Other than that must check out your 9 layer cheesecake. Looks incredibly luscious.
Take care & enjoy your day.
p/s will write later! :o)

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