I always love to make something that nobody else has seen before. I like to create cakes that are not only delicious but also memorable for being that bit different.
This recipe I found is slightly wild but so delicious and will leave your guests open mouthed at the design. It also works well as an adult cake and for kids’ parties.
It’s a leopard print cheesecake which not only looks fantastic but tastes delicious too!
For the batter:
- light-colored cookie dough or sponge cake batter
- 1 tsp dark cocoa powder
- 1 tsp light cocoa powder
- 1 finished cookie dough or sponge cake base
For the cream cheese filling:
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 2½ oz sugar
- 1 fl oz orange syrup
- 4 sheets gelatin, soaked in cold water
- 1⅔ fl oz warm milk
- 4 oz whipped cream
- 1¾ oz candied oranges
For the decoration:
- melted milk chocolate
- melted dark chocolate
1. Prepare the batter of your choice and set aside. Put light cocoa powder in one bowl and dark cocoa powder in another bowl. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the batter into each bowl and stir it together. Then fill a piping bag with the light mixture, and another piping bag with the dark mixture.
2. Squeeze thick drops of the light cocoa mixture onto a sheet pan lined with a piece of parchment paper, making sure to leave plenty of space between the drops. Now go around the light drops with the dark cocoa mixture and squeeze small drops into the spaces between the light drops.
3. Put the pan in a preheated oven set to 350°F and cook for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and pour the rest of the batter over the drops and smooth it out. Bake for another 18 minutes at the same temperature, and allow the cake to cool, after removing it from the oven.
4. Flip the cake upside down, remove the parchment paper, and cut into 3 wide strips.
5. Now make the filling for the cheesecake: first stir the cream cheese, sugar, and orange syrup together with a hand mixer. Dissolve the gelatin sheets in warm milk, and then add the mixture to the cream. Stir in the whipped cream and then mix in the candied oranges.
6. Now for the icing on the cake: create the same leopard spot patterns on the surface of the cake, like you did on the parchment paper. This time, however, do it with melted milk and dark chocolate, rather than cocoa powder. Refrigerate the cake overnight to allow it to set.
See how it’s done and the final stunning result in the video below
Don’t forget to pass on this very cool recipe with all the bakers and sweet lovers you know.