6 Layered Chocolate Cheesecake

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6 layered chocolate cheesecake

6 layered chocolate cheesecake

I am here to fulfil my promise that I made in my previous post. That is, to put up this recipe as soon as I can. So here I am typing away while slowly enjoying my breakfast before the day gets busy.

I seem to have fallen more madly in love with layered cakes ever since my girls bought me a beautiful 5 layered birthday cake last month. The millie crepe cake that I made to bring to our ladies’ potluck lunch was a real challenge with at least 20 layers. Not successful yet….*sigh*. But will try again sometime. The 9 layered chocolate cheesecake that I made for my little friend, Ellie’s birthday last week was also a real challenge. But it turned out a great success. You can see the 9 layered chocolate cheesecake in my previous post at 9 Layered Chocolate Cheesecake For Little Friend’s Birthday.

If making more layers is more challenging or you don’t have time, cutting down to 5 or 6 layers would be less stressful. That’s what happened when I want a cake badly for a dinner party at home but didn’t have much time. I just made 6 layers. If you want it even less challenging, you can do 3 layers of course but then it won’t look as beautiful. Having said that, I would still go for the 10 layered chocolate cheesecake when I have time, for special occasion…..*smiles*.

Here’s the recipe for my 6 layered chocolate cheesecake. This is a big cake. Use half of the ingredients if you want a smaller one.

Ingredients A
600g flour
1C cocoa powder
1t baking powder
200g sugar
1t salt

Dry ingredients mix

Dry ingredients mix

Sieve Ingredients A into a bowl. Leave aside.

Ingredients B
250g oil
16 egg yolks
200g water
2t vanilla essence

Egg yolk mixture

Egg yolk mixture

Put all of Ingredients B into a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.

Ingredients C
16 egg whites
300g sugar
1t cream of tartar

Egg white mixture

Egg white mixture

Put all of Ingredients C into a big mixing bowl and whisk until thick and well risen. It’s easier to use an electric beater. I was rushing so my egg white was not well beaten as you can see in the picture. To have better result, beat the egg white until quite stiff, then add in sugar in 3 lots, beaten well after each lot. Lastly add in cream of tartar and continue to beat until well risen and stiff.

Add egg white to chocolate mixture

Add egg white to chocolate mixture

Well mixed cake batter

Well mixed cake batter

Mix the dry ingredients of A into the egg yolk mixture. Mix well. Then add the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture in 3 lots, gently folding and stirring after each addition until smooth and even. NEVER beat. Pour into a shallow tin and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 10-15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Do not over bake.

Baked chocolate cake

Baked chocolate cake

I poured the batter into 3 shallow baking tins. They puffed up quite high but settled on cooling. It feels soft when touched. But it would have been even much softer if the egg white had been beaten until stiff. But it’s still very good though.

Sandwich the chocolate cake with cheese icing

Sandwich the chocolate cake with cheese icing

Cut each cake into 2 so you get 6 pieces of cake. Sandwich them with any cream or icing that you like. I used cheese icing which is very easy to make. Just beat up some cheese, double cream, icing sugar and some vanilla essence. Use more cheese if you like it more cheesy. I used the cheese icing to sandwich the cake layers and also to cover the whole cake for this one. As for my 9 layered chocolate cheesecake, I only used the cheese cream to sandwich the cake but whipped cream to cover the cake. I think I would go for the all cream cheese icing, both to sandwich and to cover the cake.

6 layered chocolate cheesecake

6 layered chocolate cheesecake

Then decorate with some brightly coloured fruit. I bought big colourful juicy strawberries for this purpose. I was rushing with the cooking for the dinner party so I asked my daughter to help me cut each strawberry into half. When I wanted to decorate the cake, much to my horror, all the strawberries were well cut but without the leaves!!!….aarrrrgggghhh. I screamed!!!! Well, too late!….*sob sob*. I wanted the leaves to be intact so that it looks more beautiful. I asked her why she cut off all the leaves. Her reply…….. “You did not give me proper instruction!” Not too sure whether to be angry or amused….haha. Telling myself……”Cool down…cool down! At least she helps and next time she will know.” All of us learn through mistakes, right? It’s always important to remind ourselves as parents not to be a perfectionist……*grin*.

That’s my baking adventure the past week. How do you like my layered cakes? I’ll be on to more baking adventure soon. I have been thinking about layered orange cake with orange cream……mmmm. I hope to make 10 layers again….*big smiles*. My girls are waiting! But they need to eat more healthy food first……juices, vegetables and fruits. On top of that, exercise!

Having said that, I will be back in my next post to share with you a very quick, simple and healthy lunch. In the mean time, have fun till we meet again soon.

Quote of the day……

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

– Life’s Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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35 Comments

kristy  on March 7th, 2012

Now, I see! What an easy job. I mean talk easy but sometimes it just doesn’t came out as what we wanted. haha…. You know what I mean, right!
Hope you’re having a great day, Mary.
cheers
Kristy

Ann@Anncoo Journal  on March 7th, 2012

WOW! 16 egg whites are really a lot and it is a huge cake lol! I love to add more strawberries please :)

Belinda @zomppa  on March 7th, 2012

You sure know how to up to SIX!!

suituapui  on March 7th, 2012

Stunning! Absolutely impressive! So are you ready now to try the 40-layer Mille Crepe again? LOL!!!

Mary  on March 7th, 2012

@kristy - Haha…you are very right, Kristy! When I rush, my food always end up a little lower standard :P But never mind, people usually hardly notice. And even if they notice, they will just keep quite…LOL :D

@Ann@Anncoo Journal - Yes, LOTS of eggs here! :D Just don’t think of the cholesterol and enjoy it with a huge smile…hehe. Yes, lots of strawberries would go very well with this cake. The cream and the strawberries is a beautiful combination…mmm

@Belinda @zomppa - Yes…haha. Looks like I am on a journey
to various layers of cakes :D

@suituapui - Thanks very much, Arthur. Yes, I am going to try my millie crepe again soon. But why 40?…haha. Are you thinking I am 40 years old? If so, then you are very wrong :D
Not so young any more….hehe
Stunning! Absolutely impressive! So are you ready now to try the 40-layer Mille Crepe again? LOL!!!

FiSH  on March 7th, 2012

wow you’re so good at doing the layers! it’s difficult to make it not to topple anyway :)

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penny aka jeroxie  on March 7th, 2012

The strawberries made everything fresh and also healthier right ;)

Christine's Recipes  on March 7th, 2012

Yumm….How good if I can have a bite, hehe…

lena  on March 7th, 2012

wow, that’s impressive! The slicing part would be challenging for me but i can see that you done it so well,all the layers are so balanced, clap clap!! i dont think i can be so adventurous as you to make a 10 layered cake yet!

reanaclaire  on March 7th, 2012

Wowowo… 9 layers in the previous post.. and now 6 layers.. how many layers, i dont mind as long as i can have a mouthful of each of them!! how i wish.. sigh…
LOL…

rebecca  on March 7th, 2012

wow amazing your such a fab baker

Mary  on March 7th, 2012

@FiSH - Thank goodness it didn’t topple…haha. Actually it kept on slanting a little sideway. I think it’s more of my eyesight :P

@penny aka jeroxie - Yes, you are very right. Next time I will add more :D

@Christine’s Recipes - Come, and you will have many servings, Christine! :D

@lena - No, Lena, I baked them in thin pieces so I only slices them into half vertically. If I make a thick one, you are going to laugh at all my cuttings. I bet all the levels will be of different thickness…haha I’m use you can make it too. You are just so good in baking :D

@reanaclaire - Oh dear, looks like my skill drop or I am becoming lazier…haha. Maybe in my next post, only 2 layers…LOL :D

@rebecca - Thanks very much for your lovely compliments, Rebecca! I am just trying to be one…hehe :D

Mistletoe Tattoo ;)  on March 7th, 2012

Mary,

As always, your cake looks beautiful…even without the strawberry stems. But if you ever need me to TOINK “somebody”, I’m there. Haha! I think 6 layers is already plenty work. I can’t believe you have the patience to do 10 layers. I’m sure 6 layers or 10 layers, everybody would still give your cake a two thumbs up. And while they’re doing that, I’ll be busy finishing the cake. Teeheehee. ;) Stalk ya next week! Hugs!!

Anne  on March 7th, 2012

That cake looks impressive and delicious ! The strawberries gives it another wow factor :D A slice or two , please ! hahaha And would like that polvoron beside you cake , too ! ;D

tigerfish  on March 7th, 2012

Perfect! I can see how even and uniform the layers are.

noobcook  on March 7th, 2012

your 9 layers cake look so grand!

Jeannie  on March 7th, 2012

Eh, no mention of cocoa powder in your recipe…I can see the flour is chocolatey and then you have chocolate paste but no instructions on how to prepare that? Looks so delicious I too want to try when a special occasion comes up:D

Kristi Rimkus  on March 7th, 2012

I am so impressed! Baking is not my thing, so this amazing cake would be very intimidating for me. Incredible!

Blackswan  on March 7th, 2012

Hey Mary, looks like u’re baking a lot! 6 layers?? I’ll probably have 8 since it’s the lucky no. Hahaha! Love all those strawberries on the cake!

TasteHongKong  on March 8th, 2012

Having such a success even in a rush! Good luck to your 10 layered chocolate cheesecake, Mary : ).

Katerina  on March 8th, 2012

This is so impressive! I can only imagine how the 10 layered one would look like! I would definitely eat more than one piece from this!

Barbara  on March 8th, 2012

So elegant, Mary! You turned out a beautiful cake in no time at all AND it stayed together! Bet it feeds a lot of people too.

Yummy bakes  on March 9th, 2012

This is very challenging and you did so neatly! Well done!

kitchen flavours  on March 9th, 2012

Wow, impressive! I have never made more than 3 layers before! You did a beautiful job!

food-4tots  on March 9th, 2012

You’re so talented! The layered cake looks beautiful! Making the normal 1 layer cake is already a challenge to me. I can only make the 3 layers in my dream tonight. lol!

Cheah  on March 9th, 2012

Mary, that’s a real challenge and the cake turned out so beautifully. Good job. Looking forward to more of your layered cake recipes.

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on March 9th, 2012

A beautifully layered cheesecake! Simply irresistible.

claudia lamascolo  on March 9th, 2012

Hi there nice to hear from you! the cheesecake is magnificient as always you always make everything perfection!

Biren @ Roti n Rice  on March 9th, 2012

Layered cakes are delicious but definitely a challenge to make. I think 6 layers is already a great challenge for me. So far, I have only made double layered cakes. :)

Jon @ vodkitchen  on March 9th, 2012

Wow! This cheesecake means business! This cheesecake doesn’t screw around!

Mary  on March 10th, 2012

Mistletoe Tattoo ;) - Thanks very much for your compliments! My girl will be very happy to hear it…but es, to ink her…haha. Hey, I can’t believe myself…made my longed-for 10 layered cake the night before. I mean, in the middle of the night when the house is very quiet and no one to disturb me :D You can have the whole cake if you are here!

@Anne - Thanks very much, Anne! Come, and you can eat all you can :D Oh wow….your eyes are fantastic. You even noticed the polvoron! They were given by our guest. It tastes awesome. I have to learn to make it.

@tigerfish - Thanks very much! :D

@noobcook - Thanks very much! :D

@Jeannie - Awwwww….Jeannie, thanks very much for mentioning! You are the only one who noticed :D I have rectified it. That’s a horrible mistake! Thanks lots again!

@Kristi Rimkus - Thanks very much, Kristi! I am just so glad it came out well :D

@Blackswan - Haha…I am trying to improve my baking skill. But sometimes too ambitious….hehe. But really glad they turned out well. Shirley, if you come, I will make 8 layers for you :D

@TasteHongKong - Thanks very much, Maureen! Oh yes, I had done my 10 layered cake at last…the night before. So happy! :D

@Katerina - Thanks very much, Katerina! I had made the 10 layered cake. Looks just as impressive! :D I have to post it too.

@Barbara - Thanks very much, Barbara! Yes, it fed all my friends. They even brought some home :D

@Yummy bakes - Thanks very much! :D

@kitchen flavours - Thanks very much! This is a nice challenge…hehe. So glad it came out successful :D

@food-4tots - Thanks very much! I think I am just daring sometimes. If it doesn’t come out successful, then I would just secretly shove it into the bin…hehe….ssshhhh.

@Cheah - Thanks very much Cheah! I have made another one….10 layers. Must put on my blog :D

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Angie! :D

@claudia lamascolo - Thanks very much for your compliments, Claudia! :D

@Biren @ Roti n Rice - Give a try, Biren. I think you will surprise yourself. You are so good in baking. I know you will make a really beautiful one :D I actually surprised myself. I think I am going to make this cake every time I have a party :D Looks impressive and special.

@Jon @ vodkitchen - Thanks very much, Von! Now I hope to learn more how to ice it nicely :D

Sawsan@chef in disguise  on March 12th, 2012

Wow! I am impressed. 6 and 10 layers sounds like an intemidating job but it looks so beautiful.

Juliana  on March 12th, 2012

Beautiful Mary…love the cake, so elegant! And it is a lot of layers…
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead, and thanks for the recipe :)

Debbie  on October 16th, 2012

Hi Mary

Your cake looks so delicious and impressive. I have tried making your moist chocolate cheesecake before and it turned out very nice. TQ. I do enjoy reading your blog.

Mary  on October 16th, 2012

@Sawsan@chef in disguise - Haha…..it was intimidating and challenging but worth all the effort :D

@Juliana - Thanks very much, Juliana! :D

@Debbie - Thanks very much for visiting and your lovely comment….so encouraging! :D Hope you have lots of fun cooking and baking!

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