Hello everyone, I am back from small vacations time, a few days of relax here and there.
During these lazy days of summer at home, before leaving for more exotic shores, my route took me to my friend Pat, she lives in a small adorable house and she is a great baker..
She welcomed me with this fantastic Chocolate cream cheese..so I decided to give her the first post of this new season of recipes..
This cream cheese cake is a wonder of creaminess and crunchy flavors and gluten free! as the crust is made with walnets which brings a very different touch. Please try it , it is simple and easy.
Here is Pat’ s recipe.
Ingredients : 6 servings
1 1/2 cup ground walnuts
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons white sugar
Pre heat the oven at 325F.
Mix ingredients in small bowl. Spray spring-form pan with vegetable oil. Press nut mixture in bottom on pan, with a dusting of the nut mixture on the sides of the pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool
- 3 pkgs (8 oz each) cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 cup of melted semmisweet chocolate chips, cooled
- 4 eggs, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Beat cream cheese until smooth, with a hand mixer, add sugar and chocolate, Once this is mixed, add eggs one at a time, then vanilla. Then mixer should be on a low speed to limit the amount of air incorporated into the mixture.
Pour into cooled crust. Bake at 300 degrees for 60 to 65 minutes until filling is set using water bath method. Turn off oven and leave in oven for 15 minutes. After removing cake from oven carefully run small spatula between sides of pan and crust to loosen. Cool several hours or overnight before removing sides of pan.
As Pat’s says, so true:
I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel – Maya Angelou
These are wonderful pleasures of life, try it, see you soon!