Monday, June 13, 2011

Secret Recipe Club: White Chocolate Cheesecakes

So I had a bit of a falling-out with Daring Bakers, mainly that I was struggling to fit everything in with my increasingly hectic life. I know, life's hard. So what did I do to fill the void? Joined another recipe club! This one is the Secret Recipe Club, and every month you are assigned another member's blog to bake something from. Exciting!

I was assigned to Lizzy's blog, That Skinny Chick Can Bake!. If these cheesecakes are anything to go by, she certainly can :) I've actually bookmarked a whole bunch of recipes from her site because it was such a dilemma only picking one. I highly recommend popping over there to check out her stuff.

I haven't edited the recipe much, except substituting Nabisco's Famous Wafers (because I have never seen them before, ever, thanks Australia) for Oreos, removing the Frangelico (because unfortunately, I no longer have mum and dad's alcohol cupboard at my baking disposal) and scaling the recipe down to only use one packet of cream cheese.

The improvised wrappers are squares of baking paper because, in true procrasti-baking style, I had already started the mixture before I realised I had no muffin tins. They didn't look as adorable but they still tasted great!

Thank you Lizzy, you've gotten me through a very stressful study week with these cheesecakes :P

Makes 18
Total time commitment: 
Adapted from That Skinny Chick Can Bake!

One packet of Oreos (150g)
30g butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp sugar
250g cream cheese, at room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
65g white chocolate, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 egg, at room temperature

1. Preheat the oven to 180C and line a mini muffin tray.

2. Crush the Oreos and combine with the melted butter and sugar. I may have tasted some at this step, and it might be delicious.

3. Divide the Oreo mixture equally between the muffin holder papers (exam-addled brain, I apologise) and press down into each paper to form a base. Pop them out of the way for a while.

4. In a mixing bowl, and using your electric mixer or some serious elbow grease, mix the cream cheese for about 30 seconds. Add sugar and mix for 30 seconds, then add chocolate and vanilla and mix another 30 seconds. Finally, add the egg and beat until just combined.

5. Spoon the cheesecake filling on top of each chocolate crust, and bake for 12 - 15 minutes until puffed but not golden. Leave to cool, and then refrigerate or freeze, making sure the cheesecakes are covered.


Angie A said...

this looks so good! I am your newest follower! I found you through the secret recipe club! =)

Foodiva said...

Those improvised baking paper actually made the cheesecakes more adorable! Kudos to you for making these in the midst of study week. Love how the Secret Recipe Club brings people together, as I'm also fond of Lizzy's blog!

Lizzy said...

Oh, such fabulous mini-cheesecakes! I love the look of your improvised paper muffin liners...they look wonderful. I'm so glad you were pleased with this certainly did it justice :) Thanks for the kind words about my blog, too~I'm your newest follower~

Dan said...

What a great bite-sized cake! It's hard to go wrong with cheese.

BigBearswife said...

Mini Cheesecakes are the best! Found this through the The Secret Recipe Club blog hop :)

Nicola Macri said...

I love that third picture

Sara said...

So cute! I love mini desserts, and these ones look so delicious! :

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Those little cheesecakes look delectable. What a wonderful recipe. I'm your newest follower :)
PS- I host a recipe swap every Wednesday and I'd love to have you if you get a chance.

Tessa said...

You can't go wrong with cheesecake. Love how you adapted these to make it work!

Barb, sfo said...

They're so cute! I like how you used parchment paper instead of muffin tins.

Trisha said...

These little treats look great ... I'd love to try them out!

Pretend Chef said...

Great recipe from Lizzy's blog. I am a FOLLOWER of hers. These cheesecakes look fantastic and the mini size makes them seem less guilty. Great creativity with making your own parchment paper cups. I think it gives them more of a rustic flare.

Lisa~~ said...

This is my first month in The Secret Recipe Club and it's so much fun! I'm just loving all the new blogs and recipes I'm seeing. These cheese cakes look wonderful and could be dangerous to my waistline!

Shelby said...

I love little bites of yumminess! Looks like you did great!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love cheesecake. That looks delicious! Welcome to the group, hope you stick around for this one!

amanda @ fake ginger said...

White chocolate cheesecake? YES PLEASE! They look delicious!

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said...

Love the paper liners!

Fallon said...

Just the perfect bite!