For this week’s theme, the #SundaySupper team is gearing up to prepare dishes with 5 ingredients or less. I think we’ll all agree that you don’t need a plethora of ingredients to make a dish taste good and that extends to every cuisine, course or method of cooking.
It extends to baking too. I can see how you’d imagine it being difficult to bake something with less than 5 ingredients, but one of my all time favorite books makes this totally possible. Abby’s book, Desserts 4 Today, gives you over 100 recipes, with each of them calling for no more than 4 ingredients. I featured the Nutella Fudge Brownies from her book earlier. That one was a treat you could devour in under 30 minutes.
My twist of Abby’s chocolate cheesecake was transformed into a pumpkin and chocolate swirl cheesecake. This recipe is so versatile – while I chose to bake it in a small loose bottom cake tin, it can easily be baked in small ramekins or foil muffin cups. You could also bake a double batch and store it in the freezer for a month. Just warm it up a little before you’d like to eat it.
If I haven’t said it already, I LOVE cheesecake! This cheesecake is just perfect – its creamy and luscious. For this post I was bound by the 5 ingredient rule, but you’re not. In which case I have some suggestions for you:
My first suggestion would be to not divide the batters. Make a simple and delicious all chocolate cheesecake (in which case you should use 4oz. melted chocolate).
Options for an all chocolate cheesecake:
- Add the zest of an orange
- Use Mint or cherry extract
- Make a chocolate or oreo cookie crust
- Use Nutella or white chocolate or both to drizzle on top.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules dissolved in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract along with the cream cheese.
Options for a swirl cheesecake:
- Use a graham cracker or almond flour crust
- Skip the pumpkin and bake a vanilla and chocolate swirl cake
- Divide the batter using partly chocolate and partly your favorite spread – peanut butter, nutella, biscoff
- Serve with fresh berries and whipped cream.
- 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 2 ounces chocolate (bittersweet or semisweet) – chopped, divided, and melted
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- Heat the oven to 300°F. Lightly grease a 6 inch loose bottom cake tin. (See Note 1)
- In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until very smooth, about 2 minutes.
- Add the sugar and beat until blended.
- Slowly add the egg and mix until just incorporated. About 30 seconds.
- Divide the batter into two bowls equally. Adding chocolate to one bowl and pumpkin puree to the other. Beat both the batters gently till they are properly mixed.
- Spoon the batter alternatively into the prepared pan (of muffin tins if using) and bake in a bain marie till the centre of the cheesecake is barely jiggles til nudged – about 20 – 25 minutes. (See Notes)
- Leave little part of the oven door open and let it cool completely. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve or for up to 3 days (or freeze for up to 1 month).
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