Sunday, 10 August 2008

Cheesecake Heaven!

Double Chocolate Orange Cheesecake


Caramel Toffee Cheesecake



This weekend has been one with family visits on both Saturday and Sunday, which involved entertaining. Something which I really enjoy as it involves cooking, baking and an opportunity to try new recipes. I wanted to try out 2 cheesecake recipes and this was the perfect excuse. The Double Chocolate Orange Cheesecake is a dream come true for all those who love the choc/orange combination! This is a rich cheesecake with a mascarpone filling made with a simple no-bake method. I did tweak the recipe and instead of making individual portions, I made a single regular 8inch size. I then added melted orange chocolate to the surface and swirled, giving it the marble effect. My other choice of cheesecake (my favourite of the 2) was a Caramel Toffee Cheesecake, a recipe I found on a wonderful blog and it was love at first sight. This is a truly decadent dessert and one that was enjoyed by my mother in law who now wants the recipe. The freshly made hot caramel sauce poured over before serving was the perfect topping. Words can not describe how good this cheesecake was, infact both of them were a big hit with my guests!

If you would like to re-create both recipes, click on the links below.

Double Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Caramel Toffee Cheesecake

12 comments:

Beth said...

They both sound amazing. Love choc orange so perhap will try this forst! Making me hungry just looking at the pictures

Linda F said...

Wowee Maria, they both look fabulous!

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Swati said...

Oh Maria, this is the most tempting dessert!!

Gigi said...

omg! i am in cheesecake heaven! maria, they all look sinfully delicious.

Maria said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments ;o)

Maria
x

nicisme said...

I've made that caramel cheesecake before and it is good, I like the sound of the choc orange one!

Coby said...

Geez Maria, it must be hell being a member of your family;) Which cheesecake to try FIRST???;)

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Wow Maria they look amazing. I'd have to omit the orange I think, but other than that gorgeous!!

Rosie said...

This really is cheesecake heaven Maria and they both look so scrummy!! Oh my I wish I was sitting at your table right now ;)

Rosie x

Maria said...

Thank you ;o)

Maria
x

Deborah said...

I've really been wanting cheesecake lately, and both of these look fantastic!