Monday, April 18, 2011

Caramel Cheesecake

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #6: Say Cheese! (April 2011) by Noms I Must.


Sponge cake:
3 egg
90g caster sugar
1/4tsp salt
95g cake flour
25g veg. oil
2tbsp milk

Cream cheese mixture:
65g caster sugar
320g milk
180g cream cheese
20g unsalted butter
35g cake flour (sift)
1/2tsp vanilla paste
4 egg yolk

4 egg white
60g caster sugar

Sponge cake:
1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Lined base of a 8" round tin with greaseproof paper and set aside.
3. Use a cake mixer to whisk the eggs, salt and sugar until thick and fluffy.
4. Sift the cake flour into the cake batter in 3 portions and fold in.
5. Mix milk and oil together and fold in lightly into the batter until well combined.
6. Pour batter into the cake tin.
7. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30mins.
8. Remove cake from tin and cool on a wire rack.
9. Slice the cake horizontally into 2 layers.

Cream cheese mixture:
1. Line the side and base of a 8" round springform baking tin with grease proof paper and place the sponge cake at the bottom.
2. Melt sugar in a saucepan over low heat until it turn golden brown.
3. Slowly pour milk into caramel sugar and bring to a slow boil.
4. Place the saucepan in another bigger pot with simmering water in it.
5. Double-boil caramel milk, butter and cream cheese until cream cheese has melted completely.
6. Add in flour, stir and cook until mixture has thicken.
7. Remove from stove and set aside to cool.
8. Whisk in egg yolk into the cream cheese mixture until well combined.
9. Strain the mixture into a bigger mixing bowl.
10.Preheat oven to 175C.
11.Use a cake mixer and whisk the egg whites till frothy.
12.Gradually add in the sugar and whisk till soft peaks form.
13.Fold in 1/4 of the meringue into the cream cheese mixture until combined.
14.Then fold in the rest of the meringue lightly in 3 portions until well combined.
15.Pour batter into the prepared cake tin, wrap the base and surrounding of the tin with 2 layers of foil.
16.Steam-bake cheesecake in a preheated oven for 15mins then reduce temperature to 150C and continue to bake for 1hr.
17.Leave the cheesecake to cool in the oven for 1hr with the door ajar.
18.Remove cake from tin and chill in the fridge for about 1hr.(You can also chill the whole cheesecake in the cake tin.)
19.Cut and serve the cheesecake.


Wen said...

Beautiful cheesecake! Even brown and looks so fluffy!

Esther said...

wow, this is such a great idea! It must be sooo delicious. Thanks for sharing it

The Sweetylicious said...

WOW! the cake look so tall, soft and cottony! nice flavour too (: YUMMY!!

Joceline Lor said...

wow..... so nice! beutiful cake.

Joceline Lor said...

wow..... so nice! beutiful cake.

Alice said...

yummy cheesecake! :)

sotong said...

Your cake looks so good! Bookmarking this!

Happy Flour said...

Hi Wen, Esther, The Sweetylicious, Joceline Lor, Alice and Sotong,

Thanks everyone for all your compliments. :) This is indeed a very light and yummy cheesecake.

PapaCheong's 拿手好菜 said...

It sure looks GOOD!


Angie's Recipes said...

I haven't baked any cheesecake for a little while...kinda miss it ;-))
Yours looks so smooth and inviting.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Angie,

I seldom baked cheesecake too, this cheesecake is very light and fluffy. But I still prefer those rich creamy cheesy cheesecake. ;p