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Night Of The Killer Cheesecake

The last time we reviewed something cheese related, we disgusted the masses (ourselves included). We were so offended by “that thing” that this will be the last time we ever link back to that post.

To make everything better, Nicky suggested we review a cheesecake. The question of going with store bought or homemade was moot. I know Nicky’s cooking/baking skills, and hell yeah, it was going to be homemade.

Dinner was meatloaf, which was awesome on its own, but with the promise of cheesecake, we all pretty much inhaled the main course in one breath. Finally. It was time for…

…The Killer Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake:

chocolate cappucino cheesecake Doesn’t it make you want to forgo the knives and just grab a fistful of creamy chocolate cheese and just cram it in your mouth like a freaking glutton? I came close, but Nicky was the one with the knife.

I should mention that Nicky used allrecipes.com for the template. Of all the recipe websites, allrecipes.com is my favorite. Mostly I love their search-by-ingredient feature. which was always super helpful when I never had anything in my fridge but needed a recipe in a pinch. Like, say I only had mustard, tomatoes, and cucumbers, allrecipes.com could put something together for me. Which is exactly how I came up with Cucumatotard(tm).

yeah!Right, so the template. I say that Nicky used allrecipes.com for the template because she can’t follow instructions. More like she won’t, and not just because she’s creative, but because she has a problem with authority. It’s a pride thing. I’ll let her tell you in her own words how she concocted this masterpiece of cheese heaven. If you’d like, you can compare with the original recipe.

Ok, so because I can’t really follow instructions (ha! She admits it! ed.), I don’t measure everything. I shook the cinnamon shaker 4 times, which is probably more than 1/4 teaspoon. I like cinnamon. Also, I don’t have the patience to melt the chocolate over boiling water, so I nuked it. You need to put in the warning that if they nuke it, NOT to nuke it with the cream, because it will seize. Basically, nuke the chocolate until smooth then pour it and the cream, separately, into the mix. I used more than 2 tsps coffee in 1/4 cup hot water, more like 3, ’cause I like mocha. I also used 1/3 cup liqueur ’cause I’m a lush. I thought the flavoured whipping cream would be better with chocolate, ’cause everything is, so I added chocolate syrup. I don’t know how much, at least 2 squirts. There’s also no fucking way I was painting leaves with chocolate, so I dipped some strawberries in chocolate instead.

I think that’s it. Oh no way, there is one more thing. The recipe doesn’t mention putting the cake form into a shallow pan of water, then into the oven. I’ve made enough cheesecakes to know that this is a way to avoid huge cracks from forming in the cheesecake while it cooks. I didn’t do it this time, because I thought the cooking method (leaving the door ajar) might make a difference, but it didn’t. There was a huge crack right in the middle, but I hid it with the whip cream. -N.

Wow. I didn’t even notice that huge crack, good job Nicky! I do wonder now if people will find WWFC when they search for huge cracks and whipped cream. Oh, the internet…

One last thing. Me and the boys had two pieces each while I think Nicky had one. I considered a third piece but it was insanely filling. This is one deceiving cake. It slices almost like a thick mousse, and it seems almost as light, until it gently expands in your belly, filling up the empty spaces. It was sweet too, but not overpowering, and it had just enough cheesy goodness to satisfy. The cappuccino/chocolate combo was fragrant, yet not in your face. It was a cheesecake in perfect balance. The strawberries were the ideal topping. The boys felt it all went down perfectly with a glass of cold milk.

They also thought that the partially eaten cake made a pretty good Pac-Man:

cheesy pacman

"Wokka wokka wokka!"

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  • I wish that I’d been there to enjoy it with you because I love cheesecake and this one looks–or looked–particularly delicious. Nicki is obviously a goddess of goodness, and you fall down on your knees and bless her majesty. And forget cramming it into my mouth sans fork–I might’ve stripped naked and rubbed it all over my boney body, absorbing the chocolote cappucino goodness cutaneously to achieve the maximum sensory high. Which is, by the way, why I rarely get invited to dinner at anybody’s house these days.
    .-= MikeWJ at TooManyMornings´s last blog ..Americans Do Too Know A Lot About Europe (part one) =-.

  • I wish that I’d been there to enjoy it with you because I love cheesecake and this one looks–or looked–particularly delicious. Nicki is obviously a goddess of goodness, and you fall down on your knees and bless her majesty. And forget cramming it into my mouth sans fork–I might’ve stripped naked and rubbed it all over my boney body, absorbing the chocolote cappucino goodness cutaneously to achieve the maximum sensory high. Which is, by the way, why I rarely get invited to dinner at anybody’s house these days.
    .-= MikeWJ at TooManyMornings´s last blog ..Americans Do Too Know A Lot About Europe (part one) =-.

  • MMMmmmmm, chocolate cheesecake!!…(drool)… I too make them occasionally, but your recipe sounds tum-tum yummy! I’ll have to try it and soon.

    (p.s. I commented on that “that thing” post and apologize, in advance, should you feel the need to read it, but if you don’t, no worries.)

    (p.p.s. “Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!)
    .-= 00dozo´s last blog ..Foot-in-Mouth Disease =-.

  • MMMmmmmm, chocolate cheesecake!!…(drool)… I too make them occasionally, but your recipe sounds tum-tum yummy! I’ll have to try it and soon.

    (p.s. I commented on that “that thing” post and apologize, in advance, should you feel the need to read it, but if you don’t, no worries.)

    (p.p.s. “Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!)
    .-= 00dozo´s last blog ..Foot-in-Mouth Disease =-.

  • Mike the cheesecake looks wonderful. Yum! I would have eaten it right along with the meatloaf though. (That’s a lie. I would have eaten instead of the meatloaf.)

    Nicky has trouble following directions and instructions, eh? I wonder where she gets that!

  • Mike the cheesecake looks wonderful. Yum! I would have eaten it right along with the meatloaf though. (That’s a lie. I would have eaten instead of the meatloaf.)

    Nicky has trouble following directions and instructions, eh? I wonder where she gets that!

  • This is so weird! I googled “huge crack” and “whipped cream” (don’t ask, I have this thing for.. well, don’t ask) and ended up here. It’s not entirely bad, because I was totally going to check in on you anyway, but still, very weird.

    I think cheesecake might be god’s way of apologizing for creating melted cheese. And that looks like THE cheesecake. I wish I had been there… Maybe you could mail me a piece next time?
    .-= Ziva´s last blog ..See You In EEST! =-.

  • This is so weird! I googled “huge crack” and “whipped cream” (don’t ask, I have this thing for.. well, don’t ask) and ended up here. It’s not entirely bad, because I was totally going to check in on you anyway, but still, very weird.

    I think cheesecake might be god’s way of apologizing for creating melted cheese. And that looks like THE cheesecake. I wish I had been there… Maybe you could mail me a piece next time?
    .-= Ziva´s last blog ..See You In EEST! =-.

  • OMG. YUM!
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..‘Doing Things Differently™’ My Week In Review – Part Fourteen =-.

  • OMG. YUM!
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..‘Doing Things Differently™’ My Week In Review – Part Fourteen =-.

  • Question: How come the pic beside my name looks like an angry piece of snot with wings for eyelids? MikeWJ is there, all in his glorious bony self!?? Just wonderin’.

    Ziva: I get that your weird, so no, I won’t be asking, (I think I get it).

    p.p.p.s. on my original comment: my bad, I meant to compliment Nicky for such an exceptional looking (and probably exceptionally tasting) cheesecake. Kudos to you, Mike for the pics – luv the Pac-Man one!
    .-= 00dozo´s last blog ..Foot-in-Mouth Disease =-.

  • Question: How come the pic beside my name looks like an angry piece of snot with wings for eyelids? MikeWJ is there, all in his glorious bony self!?? Just wonderin’.

    Ziva: I get that your weird, so no, I won’t be asking, (I think I get it).

    p.p.p.s. on my original comment: my bad, I meant to compliment Nicky for such an exceptional looking (and probably exceptionally tasting) cheesecake. Kudos to you, Mike for the pics – luv the Pac-Man one!
    .-= 00dozo´s last blog ..Foot-in-Mouth Disease =-.

  • I do love Ziva to pieces, but sometimes she scares me. Never mind, it’s part of the thrill.

  • I do love Ziva to pieces, but sometimes she scares me. Never mind, it’s part of the thrill.

  • HAHAHA!!!!! i hope theres more when i get back *hint hint*
    .-= Jake´s last blog ..Night Of The Killer Cheesecake =-.

  • HAHAHA!!!!! i hope theres more when i get back *hint hint*
    .-= Jake´s last blog ..Night Of The Killer Cheesecake =-.

  • mike

    MikeWJ – I’m surprised actually. Ingesting food in a cutaneous manner sounds like an awesome talent, and if you came for dinner, I’d be sure to have Nicky bake a second cheesecake just so we could watch the MikeWJ Cutaneous Cheescake Ingestion Show(tm).

    00dozo – How do you pronounce your name? I keep saying Double Oh Dozo. Is that right? And don’t worry about commenting on That Thing. I can comment through WordPress and avoid the horrid pictures altogether! (Yay Habs! But I can’t watch deciding games. My superstition runs deep, even though I’m not a rabid fan)

    Linda – Don’t tell me you have issues with directions as well! You two really were separated at birth. It was a stellar cheesecake!

    Ziva – Yep, well I just Googled huge crack whip cream (no quotes) and guess who’s #1? WWFC. So I’m really not surprised that that happened to you. Is there a law against air-mailing cheesecake? Cause we would do it.

    Meleah – You have no idea just how OMG that cake was. Closer to OMFG, actually.

    00dozo (again) – The avatar is generated by our WordPress. If you want a custom avatar that follows you, check out Gravatar.com. It’s a 2 second setup to associate your preferred avatar with your email address.

    Linda – That exactly what we love about Ziva 🙂

    Jake – Not if I can help it 😉 I was hoping to get a last slice when I go over to watch Lost, but I have a feeling it’ll be gone by then.

  • mike

    MikeWJ – I’m surprised actually. Ingesting food in a cutaneous manner sounds like an awesome talent, and if you came for dinner, I’d be sure to have Nicky bake a second cheesecake just so we could watch the MikeWJ Cutaneous Cheescake Ingestion Show(tm).

    00dozo – How do you pronounce your name? I keep saying Double Oh Dozo. Is that right? And don’t worry about commenting on That Thing. I can comment through WordPress and avoid the horrid pictures altogether! (Yay Habs! But I can’t watch deciding games. My superstition runs deep, even though I’m not a rabid fan)

    Linda – Don’t tell me you have issues with directions as well! You two really were separated at birth. It was a stellar cheesecake!

    Ziva – Yep, well I just Googled huge crack whip cream (no quotes) and guess who’s #1? WWFC. So I’m really not surprised that that happened to you. Is there a law against air-mailing cheesecake? Cause we would do it.

    Meleah – You have no idea just how OMG that cake was. Closer to OMFG, actually.

    00dozo (again) – The avatar is generated by our WordPress. If you want a custom avatar that follows you, check out Gravatar.com. It’s a 2 second setup to associate your preferred avatar with your email address.

    Linda – That exactly what we love about Ziva 🙂

    Jake – Not if I can help it 😉 I was hoping to get a last slice when I go over to watch Lost, but I have a feeling it’ll be gone by then.

  • 00dozo — I’m always here in my glorious boney self, watching, listening, observing and learning even if I’m not commenting, and hoping, of course, that somebody will accidentally drop of a piece of cheesecake on the floor. Or deliberately cover me in whipped cream and….Ooops! I didn’t mean to say that last part out loud. Sorry, once again I’m very tired and not in full control of my faculties, so to speak. Off to take an ice-cold shower now. Many papers to write tonight.
    .-= MikeWJ at TooManyMornings´s last blog ..Americans Do Too Know A Lot About Europe (part one) =-.

  • 00dozo — I’m always here in my glorious boney self, watching, listening, observing and learning even if I’m not commenting, and hoping, of course, that somebody will accidentally drop of a piece of cheesecake on the floor. Or deliberately cover me in whipped cream and….Ooops! I didn’t mean to say that last part out loud. Sorry, once again I’m very tired and not in full control of my faculties, so to speak. Off to take an ice-cold shower now. Many papers to write tonight.
    .-= MikeWJ at TooManyMornings´s last blog ..Americans Do Too Know A Lot About Europe (part one) =-.

  • P.S. — Hey Mike and Nicky, while you’re packing and shipping cheesecake for Ziva the Lemmikki, how about an extra one for me? I’d like that better than being covered in whipped cream and having Swedish twins….Ooops, sorry, still very tired all these seconds later. Off to take an extremely long, absolute-zero shower now. I still have papers to write for school. Did I mention that I now hate school? I do, you know.
    .-= MikeWJ at TooManyMornings´s last blog ..Americans Do Too Know A Lot About Europe (part deux) =-.

  • P.S. — Hey Mike and Nicky, while you’re packing and shipping cheesecake for Ziva the Lemmikki, how about an extra one for me? I’d like that better than being covered in whipped cream and having Swedish twins….Ooops, sorry, still very tired all these seconds later. Off to take an extremely long, absolute-zero shower now. I still have papers to write for school. Did I mention that I now hate school? I do, you know.
    .-= MikeWJ at TooManyMornings´s last blog ..Americans Do Too Know A Lot About Europe (part deux) =-.

  • Mike: You pronounce my name correctly (there is an explanation of how my name came to be somewhere on MikeWJ’s post about dreaming of being a student in a place I can’t pronounce). And as for the my ‘snotty’ avatar, I can live with it – it kinda expresses the attitude I wake up with every morning.
    .-= 00dozo´s last blog ..Foot-in-Mouth Disease =-.

  • Mike: You pronounce my name correctly (there is an explanation of how my name came to be somewhere on MikeWJ’s post about dreaming of being a student in a place I can’t pronounce). And as for the my ‘snotty’ avatar, I can live with it – it kinda expresses the attitude I wake up with every morning.
    .-= 00dozo´s last blog ..Foot-in-Mouth Disease =-.

  • wow…yummmy and delicious…give me one will ya 🙂
    .-= Healthy Cafe´s last blog ..3 Natural Ways To Heal Acne =-.

  • wow…yummmy and delicious…give me one will ya 🙂
    .-= Healthy Cafe´s last blog ..3 Natural Ways To Heal Acne =-.

  • Someday it will be possible to e-mail a piece of cheesecake. Unfortunately, I will no doubt be dead by then. It will come right around the time that teleportation is invented — something I’ve longed for since the first time Captain Kirk uttered, “Beam me up, Scotty.”

    Now I will have to venture out of my house in search of cheesecake because I am unable to think about anything else.

    Nicky, if you weren’t married and we were gay and it was legal I’d marry you.
    .-= injaynesworld´s last blog ..injaynesworld we wonder “Does A Woman Need A Man To Be Complete…?” =-.

  • Someday it will be possible to e-mail a piece of cheesecake. Unfortunately, I will no doubt be dead by then. It will come right around the time that teleportation is invented — something I’ve longed for since the first time Captain Kirk uttered, “Beam me up, Scotty.”

    Now I will have to venture out of my house in search of cheesecake because I am unable to think about anything else.

    Nicky, if you weren’t married and we were gay and it was legal I’d marry you.
    .-= injaynesworld´s last blog ..injaynesworld we wonder “Does A Woman Need A Man To Be Complete…?” =-.

  • mike

    MikeWJ – Sadly, the cheesecake has been lovingly digested. You can however, print out one of the photos and gaze longingly at it. Or even better, make your own. After all, Nicky supplied the secret recipe, which, if you can decipher, will produce a glorious cheescake for you to share. The only catch is you have to bake it in metric.

    Good luck on the papers!

    00dozo – Perfect. I headed over to Too Many Mornings and got the explanation. And if you change your mind, just go to gravatar.com. Then your kitty will follow you from blog to blog.

    Healthy Cafe – Welcome! I think we’re all out of cheesecake, but have some cheese. There’s plenty!

    Jayne – Emailing food will be our crowning achievement as humans.. When that happens, we’ll have world peace. I don’t know how, but I do.

    You can marry Nicky even with those obstacles in the way. You just have to come to Canada. Everything’s legal here.

  • mike

    MikeWJ – Sadly, the cheesecake has been lovingly digested. You can however, print out one of the photos and gaze longingly at it. Or even better, make your own. After all, Nicky supplied the secret recipe, which, if you can decipher, will produce a glorious cheescake for you to share. The only catch is you have to bake it in metric.

    Good luck on the papers!

    00dozo – Perfect. I headed over to Too Many Mornings and got the explanation. And if you change your mind, just go to gravatar.com. Then your kitty will follow you from blog to blog.

    Healthy Cafe – Welcome! I think we’re all out of cheesecake, but have some cheese. There’s plenty!

    Jayne – Emailing food will be our crowning achievement as humans.. When that happens, we’ll have world peace. I don’t know how, but I do.

    You can marry Nicky even with those obstacles in the way. You just have to come to Canada. Everything’s legal here.

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