Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mocca cheesecake

This is a cake I first tasted as a Shabbat guest a couple of weeks ago, and refused to leave until I had the recipe :o)

I made it for us last week, and it was delicious! I know, I know; lately I've been notoriously bad at taking pictures of new recipes I tried, but trust me - it's one of the best cheesecakes I ever tasted, and even though it has three layers, it's quite simple to make.

Ideally, you'll need a round, 22-cm baking pan. The baking pan I used was a tad wider, which made my cake look slightly flattened, but that didn't make it taste any worse!

Layer 1:

100 gr butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk (save the white - you'll use it later)
1/1/4 cup flour + 1 tsp. baking powder

Mix well; lay out your pan with a baking sheet. Flatten the dough (should be crumb-like) onto bottom of baking pan with your hands, and bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden(I switched the temperature a few times, so you'll have to try and see what works for you). Take out of the oven.

Layer 2:

3 eggs + the egg white you didn't use previously; beat slightly
1 cup sugar
500 gr (2 cups) soft cream cheese
2 tsp. vanilla sugar, or some vanilla essence

Mix and pour over the first layer. Bake for another 30 minutes, or until edges start turning golden. Take out of the oven.

Layer 3:

2 cups of sour cream
2 tsps of instant coffee (or more if you like)
5 tsps sugar

Mix and pour carefully over the second layer. Bake for another 10-15 minutes (don't let it become browned!)

Take your cake out of the oven, and refrigerate while still hot. Serve chilled. It can be frozen; my husband even liked to eat it straight out of the freezer. Enjoy!


Wenonah4th said...

I've made several things that use instant coffee for coffee flavor and it usually works very well. Sounds very good!

xoxo, Chloe said...

This looks pretty easy, I will have to try it out. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Laura said...

I've never meet a cheesecake I didn't like!

Kim said...

I have something over at my blog for you. :)

Autumn said...

This sounds really good!
And congratulations on your little GIRL!!!

deb said...

Sounds great. Do I need a spring form pan?

Mia said...

Sounds delicious!
I'll have to try this; thanks for posting!


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