Why I re-named the cake ?
Firstly, this cake is not for the sweet-toother. Simply coz the citrus is overwhelming ! Comprising of lemon, orange and of course cream cheese and yogurt which is by nature sourish, what more can you expect except for a highly acidic citric content cheesecake ! Especially for someone like me who consider even the sweetest strawberries from Korea as VERY sour, this cheesecake is indeed over-whelming for me. BUT for those who has a soft spot for the sour berries, YES, you will heart this !
Well, I suppose the sweet mangoes did play its part in taming the citric content though even it’s just for that winny bit.
So I guess the focus here should be the citrus and should be called Citrus Almond !
I adapted this recipe from Sweet Delights, one of a set of two magazines which I had bought from Australia. They have really fabulous pictures with much mouth-watering recipes in them.
125g chocolate / sweet biscuits (I used oreo and digestive biscuits.)
3 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp fresh orange juice
250g smooth ricotta cheese (I used cream cheese instead !)
200ml plain yogurt
2 egg whites
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup flaked almonds (reserved from the 125g from almond crust)
425g can sliced mangoes, drained (I used fresh mangoes.)
4. Soften gelatine in combined citrus juices in small pan. Dissolve over low heat, but do not boil.
5. Combine cheese and yogurt together and set aside.
6. Beat egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually beat in sugar to make a firm meringue.
7. Fold gelatine mix, then reserved almonds, chopped mangoes and meringue into cheese-yogurt mixture. Pour into pan. Chill until firm, about 6 hours.
8. Optional : Slice and top with fruit cream and mango slices.
When you made a cake like this, you don’t feel like you have done any baking ! Because there’s no baking involved at all ! Simply not shiok ! The oven is not warm and you don’t get the nice aroma that fills up the house during baking….
So here comes a Chocolate Chiffon Cake. It’s quick, fuss-free and ingredients gather up within half an hour. All the “luxurious time” I had before heading for a super late night dinner/supper.
Ultra Rich Chocolate Chiffon Cake
70g cooking chocolate
1/2 tsp chocolate paste (I omit this as I do not have.)
1/2 tsp cream of tartar