Tuesday, February 7, 2012

CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE :Triple Chocolate Cheesecake with Chocolate Malt Frosting

 Its time again for the Crazy Cooking Challenge. This month we were set out to find the best Chocolate Cake recipe and share it with the world :) I had so many to choose from and they all looked so good. But I knew that I wanted to make something that would actually challenge me and that's when I found this amazing cake at ourcookingcafe.blogspot.com and I knew that it was the one. I will warn you this cake takes a long long time to make lol. There is a lot of waiting and letting things set up and cool but it was so worth it the cake was amazing and I think that I gained about 10 lbs eating it lol I hope that if you decided to make it you love it as much as we did. I don't know how you couldn't :)


1 Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
1 cup Buttermilk
1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
3 Eggs

1.Heat oven to 350.  
2.Generously spray three 9 inch cake pans with cooking spray, getting the sides sprayed well too.  Place parchment paper on the bottoms of all 3 pans.  Beat all ingredients together in a large bowl for on low for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes.  Divide cake mix evenly between the 3 pans.  Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.  Cool in pans for 15 minutes, then invert onto cooling racks. Gently peel off parchment paper.  Let sit until completely cooled, about 2 hours.  Wrap cakes in plastic wrap and refrigerate (or freeze if starting a day or more ahead) until ready to use.

Cheesecake layer
3 (8-ounce) packages Cream Cheese, (use only full fat), at room temperature
1 1/3 cups Sugar
3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 tablespoon Vanilla 
2 Extra-Large eggs
2/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

1.Heat oven to 350.
2.Generously butter the bottom and sides of one 9-inch spring form pan.  Line the bottom of your pan with parchment paper, but do not let the paper come up the sides.  You will be baking your cheesecake in a water bath.Wrap the outside with aluminum foil, covering the bottom and extending all the way up the sides.  To make the cheesecake layer, put one package of the cream cheese, 1/3 cup of the sugar, and the  cornstarch in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low until creamy, about 3 minutes, scraping down the bowl a couple of times. Blend in the remaining cream cheese, one package at a time, scraping down the bowl after each. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat in the remaining 1 cup sugar, then the vanilla. Blend in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after adding each. Beat in the cream just until it's completely blended. Be careful not to over mix!

3.Gently spoon the batter into the foil-wrapped spring form and place it in a large roasting pan containing hot water that comes about 1 inch up the sides of the spring form.  Bake the cake at 350 degrees F until the edges are light golden brown and the top is slightly golden tan, about 1 hour. Remove the cake from the water bath, transfer to a wire rack, and cool in the pan for 2 hours the refrigerate until it's completely cold, about 4 hours. Place in the freezer for 30-45 min before you assemble the cake.

Creamy Chocolate Malt Frosting

3/4 cups butter, softened
1 teaspoons Vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2cup Malted Milk Powder
 3 1/2 cups.. Powdered Sugar

In large mixing bowl, beat butter and vanilla. In separate bowl, stir together malt powder and cocoa. Add to butter, beat on medium speed. Add whipping cream and beat on low til mixed in well. Add powdered sugar, mix well to combine.

To assemble the cake:
1.To assemble the cake, remove the cheesecake from the freezer and let stand at room temperature about 5 minutes. Place one layer of chocolate cake, top side down, on a cake plate and spread with some of the frosting. Release and remove the ring of the spring form, then remove the cheesecake from the bottom of the pan. Place top side down on the frosted cake layer, and remove parchment paper.  Spread with some frosting.

2.Top with the second cake layer, top side down. Spread with more frosting and cover with the third cake  layer, top side up. Brush away any crumbs from the sides and top of the cake layers. Frost the sides and top of the cake with the remaining frosting, spreading the top with frosting about 1/4 inch deep. Place chocolate curls on the top of cake.

3.Use a sharp straight-edge knife, not a serrated one, to cut it. Cover any leftover cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate, or wrap and freeze for up to 1 month.


  1. OH MY HECK!!!! I about fell off my chair on this one! YUM!

  2. Your cake is dazzling! You have a lot of patience!

    Does the cream cheese layer do okay under all the cake and frosting? It might not be an issue as I am sure this cake is gone in no time!

    1. It does do great under all the cake layers you keep the cake in the fridge and mine still looks like it was just made and its been 4 days now :) It also tastes just as good as it did on day one.

  3. The chocolate cheesecake is one of my all time favourites! This looks so yummy! xx

  4. Ummmm yes please!! I love how tall this cake is!! Great job in this months CCC. :)

  5. This is one beautiful cake! What a unique and terrific recipe!

  6. Wow, of all the cakes I've seen so far I would love to try yours the most! It looks great and sounds great too! (Visiting from the CCC #60)

  7. Your cake looks amazing and I would probably eat way too much, it looks that good.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake

    Cook Lisa Cook

  8. This cake looks so so good, I love that it combines chocolate cake and cheesecake. I'll have to try this!!

    I'm stopping by from CCC #45.


  9. This looks so yummy. Love the choice on this one. Malt balls remind me of my childhood.

  10. Your cake is over the top and a sure winner, it looks awesome! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  11. This is the kind of cake that dreams are made of! I am drooling on my keyboard!!!

  12. Because the chocolate wasn't enough you had to go and add cheesecake too? I'm drooling here! I may need to borrow a bib.

    Jen #79


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