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.