Sunday, 22 December 2013

Nutella Swirl Cheesecake


I have some Nutella leftover in the bottle, not enough for a whole cake and not enough for cookies. Sure, I could take a spoon and do the deed the easy way but no lah. I have been very well behaved for the last 2 weeks except on Friday night. I had dinner with my partner at The Fat Spoon and the desserts board was right in front of me. I tried not to look at it. But deserts lists are very magnetic. Resistance is futile.


There must have been 10 items on the list among which were the following : Banana Fritters with Vanilla Ice Cream, Sago Pudding, Bubur Cha Cha, Ice Cream, Red Velvet Cake and my downfall  - Fat Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream. And the Fat Chocolate Cake was sitting in a glass display next to the Red Velvet Cake right in front of our table. Next time I must sit with my back facing the counter. 


I caved in and ordered the Fat Chocolate Cake. It was really a fat chocolate cake as it was a very big slice (RM12.00) and came with 2 scoops of vanilla ice-cream (and two forks, when one should suffice. I am perfectly capable of finishing the whole lot by myself, thank you). The cake was served warm and eaten with the ice-cream, wow! The dessert list also got on to my partner who is not much of a dessert man. He ordered the banana fritters with ice-cream. The fritters were mini fritters, freshly fried and served hot with vanilla ice cream. It was also very good.


Back to my latest Nutella bake. I don't need to convince you that this cheesecake is delicious. Nutella in any bake is a winner. Mission accomplished!









Nutella Swirl Cheesecake
Recipe source : Adapted from here

For the base :
(i) 200g digestive biscuits
(ii) 50g melted butter

For the filling :
(i) 500g cream cheese
(ii) 120g castor sugar
(iii) 3 eggs
(iv) 250ml whipped cream
(v) 1 tbsp custard powder
(vi) 1 tsp vanilla essence
(vii) 2 tbsp Nutella

Method :

For the base :
1. Preheat oven to 160C.
2. Butter an 8" round springform pan.
3. Crush digestive biscuits finely.
4. Pour the crushed biscuits into a bowl and add melted butter. Mix well until mixture looks like wet sand.
5. Pour mixture into the pan and press firmly to compact the base.
6. Bake for 10 minutes and set aside.

For the filling :
1. Beat cream cheese until smooth.
2. Add castor sugar and continue to mix.
3. Add eggs one by one and continue to mix.
4. Add vanilla essence, custard powder and whipped cream and mix well.
5.  Remove 1/4 of mixture and add Nutella. Mix until well blended.
6.  Pour 1/2 of the plain mixture into the pan.
7.  Add spoonfuls of the Nutella mixture, reserving enough for topping.
8.  Pour remaining plain mixture into the pan.
9.  Add spoonfuls of remaining Nutella mixture and use a skewer to swirl.

Bake for about 50 mins.  The cake is done when the outer ring is firm but the middle is still wobbly.  After taking it out of the oven, run a spatula around the edge of the cake for easy removal later.  Cool the cake completely before chilling in the fridge overnight.


44 comments:

  1. Oh, this is beautiful! like store bought lar, can I have a slice please..

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    1. Sonia, sure you can have a slice...or two!

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    1. Thank you, Swasthi! It was worth the effort then :)

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    1. Thank you, Ola! You make me happy :)

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  4. Beautiful swirls!!!! Some more Nutella Cheese cake, Ooo...you made me craving for cheesecake,haha...

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  5. WOW....very beautiful cheesecake! And now you want me to make cheesecake already when Im on diet.....

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    1. Mel, just make! No diet! Hee..hee...

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  6. Very nice swirls on top. Perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Yen! I enjoyed playing with it :)

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  7. Hi Phong Hong, who can resists such a beautiful cheesecake? Not you or me. Yummy, yummy.

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    1. Kimmy, I gave away all but one and ate it yesterday. Aiyo....nice....if I hadn't given the rest away, you know lah what will happen hee...hee....

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  8. Your cheese cake so nicely done, must be delicious.

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    1. Thank you, Amy! Oh...it was good and I was so happy :)

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  9. Hai Phong Hong...

    Your cake is sooooooo pretty!!!!

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    1. Thank you, MamaFaMi! I like to conteng-conteng on the cake hee..hee..

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  10. Wow, this is art work, Phong Hong!

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    1. Thank you, Cheah! I was just scribbling hee..hee..

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  11. Phong hong WOW!WOW!! your cake looks so beautiful so beautifully decorated how to cut and eat ah yooi! so saying to cut it .It looks yummy too .I am just going to have my breakfast your yummy cake makes me loose my appetite when I look at my toasted bread and fried egg .anyway still have to force myself to eat

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    1. EE, this cake was so good....I had only one piece :(

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  12. I love cheesecakes! Both bake and no-bake.. And oh, your cheesecake looks so pretty, so perfect, like bought from bakery, and you know what, I can finish the whole cheesecake! Yes, the whole cheesecake, scooped and eaten with spoon just like that!

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    1. The whole cake, Louiz???!!!! That's naughty and I am imagining doing it with a spoon too hee..hee...But I don't think my tangki is as big as yours :D

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  13. Hi Phong Hong,

    I love nutella too and can eat heaps just on its own... Nutella in cheesecake? No doubt that a slice of this is never enough :D

    Before going... I like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy 2014!!! Blog again next year :D

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe, this Nutella thing will be repeated in the future! Me too would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  14. Hi Phong Hong, your nutella cake is so beautiful and tempting. Here's wishing you and your family Merry X'mas and Happy New Year :)

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    1. Thank you, Ivy! Me too would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  15. Hi, PH, I must say, well done! I like the pattern you make on the cheese cake so much! merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Jozelyn! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and family!

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  16. Hi Phong Hong, I love your cheese cake, I go make coffee now. :))
    Merry Christmas to you and family.

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    1. Thank you, Amelia! And don't forget one with ice :) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  17. Merry Christmas PH~~~
    WOW, you decorate the cake to look like a professional job!
    looks perfect and yummy, i like it ^ v ^

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    1. Merry Christmas, my friend! Hee..hee..Thank you..thank you...I simply draw only :)

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  18. I am totally in love with the teture of your cake dear. Spot on

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  19. you are getting better and better making cheesecakes! this looks great and the swirls are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Lena! Lots of practice and lots pf eating hah! hah!

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  20. Nutella and cheesecake goes perfectly together.

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    1. It really does, Mich. Love your Nutella cheesecake too, gotta try that one soon :)

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