Thursday, June 05, 2008

Devil's Food Cheesecake

Devil's Food Cheesecake
Recipe adapted from Alan Rosen and Beth Allen

I made this cake as a reward for my team members for completing a big project. I told them I'd make whatever cake they wanted. Leave it to them to find a cake that took me 3 days to complete and weighed about 10 pounds. Bastards. :)

It was a bit of work but it was a pretty good cake. I'm working on my own version of this delightful cake. It will be coming soon.

In the meantime, enjoy.

For the cheesecake layer:
3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
2 extra-large eggs
2/3 cup heavy or whipping cream

For the devil's food cake (3 layers):
2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3 extra-large eggs, separated
4 oz bittersweet, melted and cooled
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

For the dark fudge frosting:
6 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (1 1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 oz semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
2 tbsp dark corn syrup
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup heavy or whipping cream

For the Assembly:
1 oz white chocolate
1 cup Dulce De Leche or caramel sauce (I used this one)
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Get Recipe Directions from Dragon's Kitchen.

Click photo for a closer look inside. Yum.



Miss Britt said...

Now see, if you knew ME, you'd know I can't eat this.


Dragon said...

There is a difference between wanting to eat the cake and can't eat the cake, Miss Britt. :)

Lady Jane Scarlett said...

Actually, carbs don't kill.

Hyperion said...

Unless they catch their lover in bed with another....

Seriously, though: my theory is that carbs only add weight when you believe they do, which sorta makes the propaganda about them too bad. I would never recommend someone eat cheesecake, as it is disgusting, but if one must, convince yourself it is healthy. Truly think that way, and no weight attaches.