Soft Coffee Cheesecake

Welp.. i didnt even realise that its actually close to midnight when i started dowloading the photos that were taken a few hours ago... dang! i cant get the right mood... the right light for all my photos... every photo seemed weird cos by the time i took the photos it was almost 7pm.. grrrr .. this is what happens when my mind is set to bake this cake first thing in the morning (cos of the long process) but my body tells me to lie in bed! Anyway i promise i will post a photo of a slice of cake tmrw.. right now its in the fridge cos i hv to chill it overnight bef i can even slice it... :o( 

So enough abt bad timing.. hb came home with a big box received fm Italy... he said its fm Alberto.. remember that guy that came here last month .. the one that got addicted to durian?? well surprise surprise... he sent us something.. something that makes both hb and I smile fm ear to ear... 

Its either we were good hosts or this guy is  thankful that we intro him to the king of fruits hahahha

As promised... took the photos this morning.. hb had a taste and he loves it.. he said the texture is so so soft and not overly rich.. perfect for morning coffee.. probably the next time i bake this cake i will add a single shot of espresso on top of the 2 sachets of instant coffee for a more rich coffee flavor..

Plain sponge cake for the base
125g Optima flour
2 eggs
25ml fresh milk
1/2 tsp ovalette
25ml corn oil

Coffee cheese batter
380g fresh milk
250g cream cheese
2 sachets of 3 in 1 instant coffee
1 tsp of nescafe powder (i added)
50g cake flour (shifted)
5 egg yolk
5 egg white
70g caster sugar

Make a plain sponge for the cake base.

Preheat the oven to 175C. Grease and line the baking parchment for the bottom of a 8 inches round cake tin(u can use 9" if u prefer) Grease the side of the cake tin then coated with some bread flour.

In a clean bowl, whisk optima flour, eggs, fresh milk and ovalette until it double the size.. stir in corn oil.

Pour the batter into the baking tin and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 mins.

For the cheese batter:
Grease the side of a 9 inches spring form cake tin then coated with some bread flour. Place the sponge cake at the bottom. Wrap the base and surrounding of the tin with 2 layers of foil.

Double-boil milk, cream cheese and instant coffee until a smooth batter.
Add in flour, stir and cook until mixture has thicken. Remove from stove and set aside to cool. Preheat oven to 140C. (when stirring flour pls make sure u use a handwhisk cos batter will get a little lumpy.. once mix place it on ur double boiler and cook till slightly thicken.. transfer to ur mixer and whisk at low speed till batter slightly cool and turn smooth)

Whisk in egg yolk into the cream cheese batter until well combined.

Whisk the egg whites till frothy. Gradually add in the sugar and whisk till soft peaks form.

Fold in 1/4 of the meringue into the cream cheese mixture until combined. Then fold in the rest of the meringue in 3 portions until well combined.

Pour batter into the prepared spring form pan. Steam-bake cheesecake in a preheated oven for 2 hrs. Leave the cheesecake to cool in the oven for half an hour with the door ajar.

Remove cake from the tin and chill in the fridge for over night. (You can also chill the whole cheesecake in the cake tin.) Cut and serve the cheesecake.

Source: Kitchen Corner


Anonymous said...

Salam Rima,

Ur cake still looks yummy w/out the proper lighting...*droollzzz* hehehz.

Hmmmzzz as promised I'm here to update my pandan chiffon cake...hahahz. It was a dissapointment :( Alamak aiii the cake deflated after I opened the oven door....hahahaz. Maybe bcoz i lowered the baking temperature. I was told to do that coz I used a black tin to bake the cake in... Tapi tak per lah I tak putus asa pon...will try again nxt wk.

Best regards,
anie :)

Yat Maria said...

Hi Rima,

how thoughtful of yr guest to send a wonderful parcel eh!! Next time u ajar dia makan sambal blacan..nanti dia kirim lagi bigger parcel bila dah pekena tu sambal blacan..huaahahaha ;)

SurayaCoghlan said...

rima, apa benda alasendro bagi rupa teko tu eh? my hubby pun coffee drinker gak, tp dia buat kopi style manual, pakai macam teko yg rupa dlm gambar u tu, tp letak atas dapur. yg tu i tengok macam ada attachment lain plak.

coffee lavazza tu memang one of his favourite jugak lah. i yg tak berapa suka coffee pun, suka jugak lah minum yg itu.

Rima said...

Hi Anie
U pakai black tin for ur chiffon cake?? thats not good girl cos chiffon cake needs something to hold on (nak memanjat thats why u cannot even grease the pan) and black pan ade pelapek aka non stick.. thats why ur chiffon deflated .. maybe u shud get a proper chiffon pan sebelum u gv it another try..

Rima said...

Gut Morgen Yat
Kalau lah that day i intro sambal belacan tak de harapan i dapat benda benda fav i tu hahhaha

You know whats funny.. he can still remember seh the kinda coffee grains we use and also look at the nutella.. i told him that when we were in italy i bawak balik a huge bottle of nutella.. lahhhh dia post kan jugak si bottle nutella tu .. hahha tapi kan tak pe.. mak suka akan "barangan" italian muahahahha

CS said...

Hi Rima ..
I love it everytime Allah answers my prayer in the form of ...

I've been wondering where to get Optima flour (as decades ago a friend of mine introduced this flour and I think that's the best flour to make cakes as it never failed me ... BACK THENlah kan?). Also, maybe this is the 1st time someone uses Optima flour (rata2 I tengok ramai tak guna tepung Optima pun).

Kindly comment your personal view re: Optima flour (if u dont mind).

BTW, KFC Spore ada jual egg tart ke??

Rima said...

I pun tak faham ape benda tu.. dari dulu sampai sekarang when my hb explained to me i buat hangguk aje.. tak pernah pay attention ahhahaha.. yesterday he said Alberto gave him that for him to place it in his office.. tu lah he gave the one yg pakai electric.. tak yah letak atas dapur.. pakai cucuk aje hahaha

I find the gold packing is the best among others... sedap and bau nye.. aduhhhh

Rima said...

Alhamdullilah.. Aminnnn :))

To me lah.. Optima flour ni macam instant sponge cake tau.. walau macam mana pun u bagai kan.. u nak pakai corn oil ke.. u nak pakai melted butter ke.. u nak add flavouring ke.. cake u sudah pasti menjadi one...u dont hv to worry if u deflate ur batter.. u dont hv to worry abt the texture and the taste pun.. macam everything yg dicampur dalam flour itu perfect.. eh cant u find it in Malaysia?? u nak?? i can always get it for u since i will be in KL tmrw pun.. berapa pack u want?? cakap aje hahahha

Pasal KFC.. entah lah.. dah lama betul i tak masuk KFC.. adelah dalam 3/4 tahun?? u dah buat belum egg tart u??

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima,

OOhhhhh baru I tau XD...maybe that's my other fault lah hahahaz. Kat sini tak jual la pulak chiffon pan yg silver. Hari tu main beli jer yg chiffon pan hitam bcoz it was 50% off. Haiizzz....nampaknya nak kena scout online for the real mccoy. I will try out ur other cake recipes dulu sebelum buat project chiffon ni lagi. Ok terima kasih my sifu...nanti kalau jadi I will update u again ;)


CS said...

Hi Rima,
Tulah Optima flour tu best kan? and thanks for the offer. Very kind of you but next time maybe? Kat Msia yg I tau ada dijual di New Town, PJ - nama kedai Pok Bro. but eversince my sis dah pencen dan tak lalu lalang kat area tu lagi maka I have no means to find out whether that shop still exists.

Egg tarts? Hehe .. lum buat lagi, baru tadi beli 4 bijik lemon :-)

Have a safe journey to here ...

Rima said...

Hi Anie
No worries... kalau tak pun, maybe u can buy when u balik sg hehehe

Rima said...

Ty... oh for ur info, My sis kata KFC sg punya egg tart sedap tau.. nanti next week akan ku test..

Anonymous said...

salam..kak rima...kalu nk copy resepi kak rima tak boleh la,,,mcm mana ekk...mcm nk try cheese kek akak...nampak mengancammm......saya selalu juga singgah sini,.......minta halal yer....

Rima said...

Salam anonymous.. can u pls leave down ur name so that its easier for me to adrs u..

U can copy my recipe by simply pressing on control C..

Nik Suriani said...

Salam Rima...
Thanks for the lovely and yummy recipy..i've tried last nite..Alhamdulillah the cake so nyummy....Thanks again


Rima said...

Salam Sue
Alhamdullilah.. Am happy to hear ur cake menjadi.. Sure dah habis kan.. Hehe

Diana said...

Hi Rima, i really love to read yor blog.

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