Choco Mocha Cheesecake

Christmas is just around the corner and you might be planning on what to include on your Noche Buena. You may consider this cheesecake recipe and prepare it ahead of time (like a day before) and keep in the refrigerator.

Ingredients:
For the crust
1 cup crushed grahams
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoon sugar

For the filling:
2 packs (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
5 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup dark chocolate,melted
2 teaspoon mocha flavor (I used Ferna)
Chocolate shavings for garnish

Procedures:
1. To prepare the crust, combine the ingredients and press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan. Chill in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.
2. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese using an electric mixer until smooth and no lumps remain. Gradually add the sugar until well blended. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating after each addition until just incorporated. Do not over beat at this point. Add the vanilla until well blended.
3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg white until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. Get 1/3 of the egg white and fold into the cream cheese mixture until well blended. Add the remaining egg whites and fold.Divide the mixture into two.
4. For half of the mixture, fold in the dark chocolate. For the other half, mix the mocha flavoring. Get the crust from the refrigerator and pour the chocolate mixture. Then gently scoop the mocha mixture over the chocolate mixture to form the second layer.
5. Bake in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 50-60 minutes or until the outer layer is no longer wet but still jiggles when shaken. Note: do not open the oven to check no earlier than 45 minutes. When done, slightly open the oven and let the cheesecake stay inside for about an hour. Then remove from oven to let it cool completely before refrigerating. Garnish with chocolate shavings before serving.

Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

This is a twist from the regular Oreo cor Graham crusted cheesecake that we usually have. You may also use the brownie recipe posted here (http://filipinostylerecipe.com/2014/04/chewy-brownies/) if you don’t have a boxed brownie and just cut the recipe ingredients in half.


Ingredients:
1 box (19 oz) brownie mix
4 packs cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoon vanila
2 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chip

Procedures:
1. Grease bottom of 9 inch springform pan. Prepare brownie based on package instruction . Spread evenly on the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes less than stated in the package.Remove from oven and let it cool while preparing the cheesecake.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, sour cream, vanilla and mix until well combined. Add flour and mix until just combined.

3. Cover the chocolate chips with flour to avoid from sinking into the bottom. Fold in the chocolate chips into the cheesecake mixture.

4. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the brownie crust and bake for 45 minutes. Open the oven and let the cheesecake sit for 30 minutes to an hour before removing i. Cool completely before putting in the refrigerator.

Strawberry Cheese Cupcakes

Filipino Style Recipe: Strawberry Cheese Cupcakes is a mouth-watering dessert that can be served in all kind of occasion.

Ingredients:
1 small can strawberry pie filling
10-12 muffin cups
muffin pan

Crust:
2 cups crushed grahams
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese:
2 packs cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 can condensed milk
1 lemon, juiced and zested
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 tablespoon flour

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, mix together the crust ingredients until well combined.
2. Grease muffin pan and line with muffin cups.
3. Scoop a mixture and press into the the bottom of each muffin cup.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven but keep the oven on.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese using an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
2. Gradually beat in the condensed milk. Mix in lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
3. Beat in the eggs at low speed one at a time until just combined.
4. Add the flour and beat again.

Part 3
1. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the muffin cups until 2/3 full.
2. Bake for 25 minutes without opening the oven.
3. Let it cool completely then place scoop of strawberry filling.
4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hourse until ready to serve.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Filipino Style Recipe: Strawberry cheesecake is another variety of delicious dessert that can be served in all occasion.

Ingredients:
2 cups crushed grahams
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 packs cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 can condensed milk
1 lemon, juiced and zested
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 tablespoon flour
1 can strawberry pie filling, divided into half

Procedures:
Part 1
1. To prepare the crust, combine the crushed grahams, butter, sugar and cinnamon.
2. Press onto the bottom of 9 inch ungreased springform pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the condensed milk. Mix in lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. Beat in the eggs at low speed one at a time until just combined. Add the flour and beat again.

2. Pour half of the cream cheese mixture over the crust. Place half of the strawberry fling by half teaspoonfuls over the cream cheese layer. Carefully pour remaining cream cheese mixture over the strawberry.

3. Based on the design that you want, drop teaspoonfuls of the remaining strawberry over the cream cheese layer.Cut through top layer with a knife to swirl and make the design.

Part 3
1. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until center is almost set. Turn off oven but leave the cheesecake inside for around 30 minutes. Remove from the over and carefully run a knife arond the edge of pan to loosen. Let it cool completely on wire rack. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Queso de Bola Cheesecake

Love cheese? Then this yummy treat is for you. Your favorite cheesecake is even made more cheesy with grated queso de bola.

Ingredients:
For the Crust:
2 cups crushed grahams
6 tablespoon butter, melted
4 tablespoon sugar

For the Filling:
3 packs cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream
3 tablespoon flour
3 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup grated queso de bola

Procedures:
Part1
1. In a bowl, mix together the crushed grahams, butter and sugar until the mixture is moistened.
2. Press the mixture into round cake pan. Chill in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar. Using a mixer, beat together until well combined.
2. Starting at this point, all mixing will be done by hand and spatula. Add one egg at a time and mix until just combined. Add the sour cream, flour and vanilla, and mix until combined.
3. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the prepared crust.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 60 minutes. After baking, let it stay in the oven for at least 2 hours.
5. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Top with the remaining queso de bola.

Oreo Cheesecake

Filipino Style Recipe: Oreo Cheesecake is one of the favorite cheesecake by most of us. The slight bitterness of the Oreos balances so well with the sweetness of the cream cheese and sugar.

Ingredients:
4 packs cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 tablespoon vanilla
3 packs Oreo cookies
4 tablespoon butter, melted

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Remove filling of Oreos and put into ziploc then crush 2 packs into slightly coarse crumbs. In a bowl, mix the Oreo crumbs and butter until well combined. Press into the bottom of a round 9 inch springform pan then chill in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.
2. In a big bowl, mix cream cheese and sugar until well combined. Add vanilla and mix again.Add the eggs one at a time mixing using the hand until just combined. DO not over mix.
3. Set aside around 8 pieces of the remaining Oreos for topping. Remove the filling of the remaining oreos and break into pieces. Fold into the cream cheese mixture.
4. Pour the mixture into the prepared crust. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.
5.After cooking, open the oven slightly and let the cheesecake cool inside for about 2 hours.

Part 2
1. Remove the cheesecake from the oven, top with the remaining Oreos and refrigerate before serving.

Chocnut Cheesecake with Caramel and Bananas

Filipino Style Recipe: This recipe is made from two of my favorite desserts, choc-nut and cheesecake. It is a fusion of an international recipe with a Filipino twist using our childhood favorite choc-nut. Talk about a delicious throwback!

Ingredients:
banana slices for toppings

For the crust:
24 pieces choc-nut
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup crushed grahams

For the cheesecake:
3 packs cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoons vanilla
1/4 cup milk
3 eggs

For the caramel sauce:
1/2 cup muscovado sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, combine crust ingredients then mix until well blended.
2. Press the mixture into false-bottom pie pan. If using regular pan, put a parchment paper at the bottom so you can easily pull later on.
3. Bake in the oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
2. Mix the sour cream, vanilla and milk then gradually add the eggs. Mix until well blended.
3. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared crust.
4. Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.
5. Once the oven stops, open the oven slightly and let the cheesecake stand for about 30 minutes.

Part 3
1. In a pot, heat the brown sugar in medium heat until it melts.
2. Lower the heat then add the muscovado sugar until it also melts.
3. Add the butter and milk, stir and remove from heat and let it cool.
4. Pour into the cheesecake then chill for at least 4 hours. Add sliced bananas for garnishing then serve.

Mini Calamansi Cheesecake

Filipino Style Recipe: Mini Calamansi Cheesecake is another thick and soft sweetened dessert made of cream cheese, eggs, sour cream, sugar and calamansi for flavoring. This dessert has a hard biscuit crust made from finely crushed cookies or graham crackers and then baked until firm. This can be served as meryenda or mid-afternoon snack.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 25 minutes(plus chilling time)
Good for 6 cupcakes

Ingredients:
Crust:
1/3 cup crushed graham crackers
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Filling:
1 pack(8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoon calamansi juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Grease 6-cup muffin pan and line with muffin cups.
2. For the crust, mix together the crushed grahams, sugar and butter in a bowl until well combined. Scoop a mixture and press into the the bottom of each muffin cup.
3. Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven but keep the oven on.

Part 2
1. For the filling, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, calamansi juice, and vanilla until well blended. Do not over beat. Add egg then mix.
2.Pour the filling into the muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes without opening the oven. Let it cool completely before removing from pan. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cream-Filled Cupcakes

Filipino Style Recipe: Cream-Filled Cupcakes is another variety of cupcakes filled with cream filling made of cream cheese, sugar, salt and chocolate chips. This can be served during breakfast together with coffee or during mid-afternoon snack.

Estimated time of preparation: 30-40 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 20 minutes(plus chilling time)
Good for 12-14 cupcakes

Ingredients:
Dry Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup white sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda

Liquid Ingredients:
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Cream Filling:
1 pack cream cheese, softened
4 tbsp white sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients then mix well. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, combine liquid ingredients then mix well.
3. Combine dry and liquid ingredients then mix until well blended.

Part 2
1. In another bowl, combine cream filling ingredients then mix well until sugar is fully incorporated.
2. Add chocolate chips then mix well. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a muffin pan, line muffin cups then pour batter up to half of muffin cups.
2. Scoop cream filling and put in the center of each muffin cups then pour the remaining batter.
3. Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until done.(Cupcakes is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.)
4. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

Cheesecake Brownies

Filipino Style Recipe: Cheesecake brownies is another variety of chocolate brownies marbled with cheesecake. This kind of brownie has an extraordinary design comes with chocolate buttons inside. This can be serve together with coffee or milk and commonly serve as mid-afternoon snack.

Estimated time of preparation: 40 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 30 minutes
Good for 16 brownies

Ingredients:
Cheesecake layer:
1 pack(225 grams) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup dark chocolate buttons

Chocolate layer:
1/2 cup dark chocolate buttons
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedures
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar then beat until smooth.
2. Add egg and beat again until well blended then add chocolate buttons. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In another bowl, melt chocolate and butter together by putting it under boiling water then stir until well blended.
2. Add in sugar, vanilla, and eggs into chocolate mixture while continuously mixing.
3. Sift in the flour, baking powder, and salt into chocolate mixture then mix until just blended.

Part 3
1. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan with melted butter then line with wax paper. Brush butter on the paper.
2. Pour half of the chocolate mixture over the baking pan then spread the cream cheese mixture over the first layer.
3. Pour the remaining chocolate mixture on top then swirl a knife on top to make marble pattern.
4. Bake in a preheated oven over 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes or until top is crinkled.
5. Remove from the oven and let it cool, remove the wax paper then cut into squares. Refrigerate before serving.