Sunday, February 26, 2012

Neapolitan Cheesecake

Neapolitan Cheesecake

This is the first cheesecake I made. This cake has 3 layers- Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla. 

Prep. 45min. Bake: 65 min + chilling
Serves- 12

Oreo cookie  crumbs (or any cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie) - 1 1/2 cup
Sugar - 5 Tbsp
Melted Butter -  5 Tbsp
 1) Softened Cream cheese - 32 oz
 2) Sugar - 1 1/3 cups
 3) All purpose Flour - 2 tbsp
 4) Heavy whipping cream - 2 tbsp
 5) Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
 6) Almond extract - 1/2 tsp
 7) Eggs (lightly beaten) -4
 8) Semisweet chocolate chips - 3/4 cup
 9) Strawberry - 1 cup
 8) Red food Coloring (optional) - 2 drops (I didn't add)
 9) Seedless strawberry jam (Warmed) - 1/4 cup

  • Place a buttered 9" springform pan on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18in.square). Securely wrap foil around the pan.
  • Combine cookie crumbs, sugar and butter.  Press onto the bottom of springform pan. Set aside. This is the crust.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the flour,  heavy whipping cream and both extracts. Add Eggs. Beat on low speed until just combined. Divide  batter into 3 parts.
  • Melt the chocolate chips by double boiling. You can also melt it in a microwave. Cool to room temp. Stir melted chocolate to one portion of batter and pour it over the crust.
  • In a mixie or food processor, puree strawberries. Add pureed strawberries and food coloring to the second portion. Gently spread over chocolate layer. 
  • Place springform pan in a large baking pan and add one inch of hot water to the larger pan.
  • Bake at 325 0 for 40 min or until center is just set and top appears dull.
  • Gently spread remaining batter over the top. Bake for 25-30 min or until top appears dull.
  • Remove springform pan from water bath. Cool on a wire rack for 10 min. Carefully run a knife over edges to loosen. Cool 1 hr longer and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove sides of pan and drizzle with strawberry jam.
  • Decorate with strawberry .

Source: Taste of home contest winners


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