Friday, November 26, 2010
CHOCOLATE COVERED CHEESECAKE CUBES
Who doesn't love cheese cake!? There is nothing like cutting into that perfect piece with your fork and savoring every bite! Cheese cake cubes are the perfect dessert to serve when you are having friends over. They can be prepared a day ahead (even though I do not recommend that, there won't be any left for your guests) and they are easy to handle. There is no cutting, no mess, no nothing, they are ready to serve. Just take them from the container and plate. They are also a great picnic dessert because, once again, they are ready to serve. Which leaves you more time to spend with your friends and takes one thing off the "to do list" on the day of the event!
CHOCOLATE COVERED CHEESECAKE CUBES (12 servings)
Ingredients for cake:
5 eggs, divided
5 tbsp granulated sugar
5 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tbsp water
pinch of salt
Beat egg whites with the pinch of salt into egg white fluff. Set aside.
Let the cake completely cool down! In the meantime it’s time to prepare the ganache.
Ingredients for ganache:
4 oz. semi sweet chocolate, chopped
1/3 + 1/8 cup heavy cream
1/2 tbsp corn syrup
Bring heavy cream to a boil, add corn syrup, stir to combine, and pour it over the chopped chocolate. Whisk until smooth.
Trim off the edges, about 1.2 inch, and divide the rest of the cake into 12 equally large cubes.
With the help of a small spatula or a spoon, cover the cheese cake cubes with chocolate ganache.
Allow to cool slightly before coating the cheesecake cubes.
Let the cubes cool down in the fridge for at least one hour before serving or overnight.
Enjoy with a cup of good java!