Today I complete my 100th post, and to celebrate I wanted something which would sound and taste really good. How about Chocolate covered cheese cake with salted caramel?. My intentions are very clear and may I say. I wanted each one of you reading this post to try the recipe. Its absolutely divine and easy to make. You only have to put all the ingredients in a bowl and beat or whisk everything together, there are no usual steps like, creaming butter, or alternating flour and liquids. If you are still not tempted, you should try saying Chocolate cheesecake with salted caramel sauce again and again, and imagine how it would taste. Its worth a try and you might change your mind :). I started blogging in Apr 2013, to share my recipes and passion with you. The reason I started in the 1st place was to store my recipes on an online medium, so that I could access it from anywhere. Things grew from there.
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This cake is perfect for any special occasion. Two shades, beautiful combination topped with salted caramel sauce.
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- CHOCOLATE CAKE:
- 1 cup 120g All purpose flour
- 1 cup 200g sugar
- 1/4 and 1/8 cup 35g cocoa (i used hersheys dark)
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 cup 120ml milk
- 1/4 cup 60ml vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup 120ml boiling water
- CHEESE CAKE:
- 8 oz 235 g cream cheese
- 1/2 cup 100g sugar
- 8 oz 235g sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup 120ml Salted Caramel + more for drizzling (Salted Caramel Recipe)
Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit or 175 Degrees Celsius. Spray and dust a bunt pan. Pour 1/2 cup of salted caramel.
CHOCOLATE CAKE: In a bowl, whisk together all purpose flour + sugar + cocoa + baking soda + baking powder + salt.
To the dry ingredients, add egg + milk + vegetable oil + vanilla extract. Beat well for 2 minutes, but do not over beat. You can also use a whisk. Stir in boiling water and mix well. (Batter will be watery). Pour this in the pan.
CHEESE CAKE: Beat cream cheese + sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, mix again. Add the sour cream and vanilla and stir well. Pour this over the chocolate batter. Cover the bunt pan with aluminum foil.
Fill half of a roasting pan with boiling water. Place the bunt pan in it and carefully place in the middle rack of the oven. It will take an hour to bake. You know its done, when you touch the cake, its dry and springs back.
Let it cool for some time, cover the pan with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
To remove the cake from the pan, loosen the sides, place it in a pan with hot water for about 5-10minutes so that the caramel melts and the cake can come off easily. Carefully remove onto a cake plate. Pour caramel sauce. (If there are any imperfections, the caramel sauce should cover that :))
This cake has to be refrigerated. You can warm a slice for 10seconds before serving. Drizzle with some extra caramel sauce, if you like.
You can also bake this in a 9 * 3 inch cake pan. Baking time may slightly increase.