I finally got myself a new camera after doing a little research.. i was torn between 7D and also 60D.. with what i got out of my camera insurance.. i wud hv had to fork out quite a bit if i wanted to get myself the 7D.. its not really a necessity for me to get 7D tho.. the body of 7D is made out of magnesium alloy while 60D is made out of metal/plastic mix.. the rest of the functions and features are exactly the same except for the shutter speed (and I am not planning to take sports photography!).. so yesterday after our short trip to JB.. we went to buy my camera and oh boy... was I excited! am thinking of getting another lens soon.. got to bake more!
I woke up this morning all geared up to take pic of my bake.. quickly prepared breakfast for the family and started cooking lunch at the same time.. the sun was shining and i knew that when i take pic of my bakes.. my pic will turn out good.. unfortunately right after i cooked lunch.. it started raining so so heavily.. my house was dark and since i only take pics using natural light.. i had to use a higher ISO to get the right light and in the end my pic turned out so so.. hehehe sure sure.. blame it on the weather Rima!
Oh well.. will hv to play around with my new baby or maybe get myself a light box.. ok ok enough abt that.. i had baked this cake to welcome hubs home fm bkk.. honestly? i am not that happy with the end product cos the top part of my cake tasted a little burnt.. my caramel had turned rock hard by the time i had to add it to my cream cheese mixture.... i had to quickly cook it again and during that process i accidentally burnt my caramel... hubs said the burnt taste was mild cos this cake has a lot of different flavors in it.. to me i cud taste it simply bec i knew i had accidentally burnt my caramel huhu.. difficult for me to judge how good this cake is.. the spekkeok taste in the chocolate cake is pretty prominant - i will probably reduce the amt if i do bake this cake again.. overall i think this cake wud taste great if it wasnt bec of my burnt caramel :o(
10g cocoa powder - i used cocoa berry
1/8 tsp double acting baking powder
50g butter - melted
1/4 tsp spekkeok powder
1/2 tsp chocolate paste
3 eggs - seperate egg yolk and white
1tsp of lemon juice and zest
225g cream cheese - whip till soft
2 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt
Vanilla buttercream - am using french vanilla buttercream
Preheat oven 175C - greased 18cm pan
Whisk eggs with sugar till fluffy.. add in sifted flour/cocoa powder/baking powder into egg batter and continue to whisk till well combined. Lastly fold in ur melted butter. Pour batter into pan and bake it for 30mins
Add sugar into water and cook till sugar turns caramel
Whisk egg yolk with 25g of sugar till pale - put aside
Whisk egg white with 25g of sugar till soft peak
Pour egg yolk into egg white mixture and continue to whisk till soft/hard peak.
Add in lemon juice and zest.. add in ur milk and also sifted flour/salt... once mixed.. add in ur whipped cream cheese.
Pour in ur caramel and continue to mix - this is the part where i found out that my caramel had hardened and had to cook it one more time to melt it huhu
Pour batter into 18cm pan and bake it at 170C for 45 mins
Take ur chocolate cake.. spread vanilla buttercream on it and top it with ur caramel cheesecake.. spread the rest of ur cake with ur vanilla buttercream and thats it.. u can use caramel as topping or do it like me.. dust it with cocoa powder..
Source: Fm one of the magazines that i got fm Indonesia - Cake Decorations