Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

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Despite its sophisticated appearance, this checkmate cheesecake recipe proves that mastering it is simpler than you think. Life without desserts is dull, but this delightful treat not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also impresses with its aesthetics. Follow along, and you’ll soon have a chessboard-inspired masterpiece that will have your guests begging for the secret behind its creation.

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Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

Chessboard Cake

Ingredients for the Dough:

  • 50 ml (1.7 fl oz) Milk
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa
  • 150 g (1 1/4 cups) Unsalted Butter
  • 180 g (1 1/2 cups) Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

Ingredients for the Cream:

  • 4 Eggs
  • 120 g (1 cup) Powdered Sugar
  • 700 g (3 cups) Cottage Cheese
  • 200 g (1 cup) Sour Cream
  • 125 g (1/2 cup) Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

Ingredients for the Glaze:

  • 100 g (3.5 oz) Chocolate
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) Unsalted Butter

Feel free to substitute yogurt for sour cream and vanilla sugar for vanilla extract. Opt for medium-fat cottage cheese or consider ricotta or mascarpone as alternatives. Adjust the sour cream quantity accordingly.

Instructions:

In a saucepan, combine milk, cocoa, sugar, and unsalted butter. Heat until all ingredients dissolve, stirring continuously. Once homogeneous, remove from heat and let it cool.

Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

Add flour, baking powder, and eggs to the cooled mixture. Mix thoroughly using a whisk or mixer on low speed.

Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

 

Line a baking form with foil or parchment paper. Pour the batter evenly and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for 25 minutes.

 

After baking, remove the cake from the oven, let it cool, take it out of the form, and continue cooling.

Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

 

Now, prepare the cottage cheese cream. Beat unsalted butter with powdered sugar and egg yolks.

 

Gradually add cottage cheese and sour cream. Beat until the mixture is smooth.

Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

 

Whisk the egg whites separately, then add them to the cottage cheese mixture. Optionally, add vanilla extract and mix well. Refrigerate the cream.

Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

 

Cut the chocolate sponge cake into 10 equal strips.

Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

Take the baking form and line it with plastic wrap or parchment paper. Start arranging the strips at equal distances.

Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

Fill the spaces between the strips with the cottage cheese cream using a piping bag or a simple plastic bag.

Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

Add another layer of strips. Now, arrange chocolate strips on the cream. Fill any gaps with more cream.

Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

Melt butter and chocolate using a water bath. Apply the glaze to the cake and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

If you prefer not to use glaze, you can grate chocolate and sprinkle it over the cake. Alternatively, cut strips from paper, lay them on the cake as a stencil, and dust the exposed squares with powdered sugar. Voila!

Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

Enjoy your chessboard cheesecake, a tempting delight. Feel free to experiment with the number of layers for a clearer chessboard pattern.

Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

Share this recipe with your friends, and they’ll be grateful!

Checkmate Cheesecake: A Culinary Triumph!

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