Dark Chocolate Cheesecake

My last attempt of the Chocolate Cheesecake was very successfully. Therefore, I've decided to bake one more time, this time, for the special someone in my life-my dearest husband. When I asked him what cake he would like for his birthday, he said he didn't know. I suggested to him that I shall bake a chocolate cheesecake for him since my colleague has commented that the one I baked for her was good, he agreed. For someone who has been with me for the past 18 years (8 years courtship + 10 years marriage), it will worth any efforts it takes to bake a cake. Cheesecake is not as easy as a normal cake to bake. And it takes at least 24 hours before it can be consumed. So, preparation work is definitely a few days before the actual consumption.

As I used Valrhona 60% chocolate, I would prefer to call this a dark chocolate cheesecake. I'm a big fan of dark chocolates, but I can't say he is! As the chocolates turned out to be slightly more bitter, I've decided to frost it with whipping cream so as to mellow the taste of the dark chocolate in the cheesecake. I also wanted to keep it simple, so this was the result of my simple frostings.

I was glad I can practice my piping skills, as I felt I really needed that, especially my last Cake Decoration workshop was like months ago! I managed to pipe a presentable flower on the cake, at least that was what he thought too! :)

Happy birthday to my dearest! Thank you for all your mental and physical support all these years!


Kitchen Corner said...
October 4, 2009 at 2:54 PM

Hi Jane,
Your piping skill .. opps not only piping.. your cake decoration is wonderful! I admire you have the passion to do the decoration which I don't really have. Great job! To be your life partner must be very lucky :)

Passionate About Baking said...
October 4, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Hi Grace,
Thanks. You haven't attended any decoration workshops, your decoration is also good! Your frosting skills and designs never failed to "wow" me!

bakingoncloud9 said...
October 4, 2009 at 10:42 PM

I keep thinking of your chocolate cheesecake, from the time u last posted. They look so delicious ;-)
So happy for u that your hubby is supporting u in whatever u do!

Passionate About Baking said...
October 4, 2009 at 10:44 PM

Hi quizzine,
Thanks. It's the same recipe from your Triple Layer Cheesecake. I modified it to become chocolate. Heehee... You can try it.
Yup, my hubby is really very supportive. That is why he deserves this chocolate cheesecake...and some frosting!

Kitchen Corner said...
October 5, 2009 at 9:39 AM

I'm fully agree!! Jane's husband really supportive. The world seems like up side down, a successful woman behind must have a supportive man hahahaha :P You've prove it, Jane :)

Passionate About Baking said...
October 5, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Hahaha Grace, that was good! Thanks to you too! :)

quizzine said...
October 11, 2009 at 1:11 AM

I will try the chocolate cheesecake, but my must-try list is getting so long.
Just saw your new concept of 'trainer-on-the move', which i think the idea is good! Very good luck to u ;-)

Passionate About Baking said...
October 11, 2009 at 5:32 PM

Hi quizzine,
Thanks very much for your encouragement. I hope it will kick off real soon! ;)

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