Monday, November 15, 2010

Chocolate Dulche de Leche Mousse & Lemon Cheese Cake

This birthday cake was made for one of my department gal, she gave birth the next day (2 weeks in advance of her EDD (estimate delivery date))after got the cake from me. Glad that she was still on time to taste the cake and love the cake. I combined all her favourites to come out this cake, she was craving for sour food, cheesecake and chocolate.

Ingredients : (for 6" cake tin)
For Base:
80gm digestive biscuits - blended
30gm butter - melted

Mix all the biscuit base ingredients together and press into a 6" springform tin. Baked at preheated oven at 200C for 10 mins and cool aside then chill in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.

Lemon Cheesecake :
adapted from here
250g cream cheese, room temperature
50g caster sugar

2 eggs
100g lemon cooking chocolate, chopped
60g whipping cream
30g cake flour
1 tsp lemon extract

Method :
1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Pour some water to the base of the baking tray to create a water-bath. Wrap the base of the cake pan with aluminum foil to protect the water from sipping in.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar till fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat again till combined.
3. Add chocolate mixture and stir well. Lastly, sift in the cake flour and combine till mixture is smooth.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan with the cookie base. Bake in the oven for 35 - 45 minutes. Making sure not to over bake, the center of the cake should still be a little "wobbly" when done.
5. Remove from oven and and set aside to cool.

Chocolate Dulce de Leche Mousse : adapted from here.
200ml whipping cream, cold
100g dulce de leche, cold
100g dark chocolate, chopped (melted the chocolate over double boiling method)
1 tsp gelatin
1 tbsp water

Method :

1. Measure water into a bowl and sprinkle in the gelatin (without stirring with a spoon). Set aside to allow the gelatin grains to swell (10 mins) before setting the bowl over a pot of simmering hot water. Stir with a spoon and once the gelatin melts, remove the bowl from the pot and set aside to cool to room temperature.
2. Put dulce de leche into mixing bowl and put in a bit of cream. On low speed, mix to combine, adding more gradually. When all the whipping cream has been added in, turn to high speed and beat until soft peaks.
3. Turn to low speed. Add in gelatin mixture slowly while beating, and beat until stiff.
4. Fold in the melted chocolate and mix well.

Assembly :
1. Pour the chocolate DDL mousse onto the lemon cheesecake. You may reserve one cup of the mousse for decoration purpose.
2. Chill the cake in the fridge for at least 4 hours, unmould the cake and decoration as desire.


  1. Jess, this is very beautiful cheesecake. I've not tried dulche de leche before, can I order?

  2. Jess, such a beautifully decorated cake. I think the baby couldn't wait to come out to taste your bakes for himself/herself. LOL.

  3. Gee, you've been baking lots of dulche-de-leche cakes lately! I've bought condensed milk but still have not made it yet. You're just tempting me to do it quickly. Heehee...
    This cake looks really good! Your colleague is just so fortunate!

  4. This is a lovelicious cake! Your friend is so lucky. I haven't done anything with my DDL! Time to get into actioin.

  5. Your colleague is lucky to enjoy it before she gives birth. Looks great :)

  6. 这个会难弄吗?

  7. Gorgeous and delicious cheesecake!

  8. WOW! I love cheesecakes and this one looks good!
    I just started baking cheesecakes a month ago, and
    what is dulche de leche?

    Is it possible to make it at home?

    Btw GREAT JOB^^

  9. Jess,i want be your colleague.Ha!ha!ha! U really clever & expert!

  10. The baby may been born with a craving for this! So next time if he/she would not stop crying, your colleague can consider feeding this to the baby!

  11. Jess, my birthday is on next June! So, can you make an advance cake for me also? haha.... Thanks for sharing such a lovely cake.
    Have a lovely evening, dear.

  12. Such a lovely yummy cake,am sure bb will crave for more than milk lol

  13. Wow, another DDL and cheesecake recipe from you! Looks sinfully good. :P But I bet the lemon gives a nice balance to the sweetness...not too sweet, yum! ;) Hope you are enjoying you holiday now...

  14. Gorgeous! Lemon cooking chocolate? That's new.

  15. Now that's impressive! Looks amazing. x

  16. Wow...that looks really beautiful and delicious! Your friend is very lucky in all ways :D

  17. How I wish a large slice of this double cheese cake! Looks beautiful.

  18. This must be a very tasty cake. I just try out dulce de leche, it's absolutely unique taste! So, I must say this cake must be very yummy one!

  19. This cake looks absolutely divine!! I will have to bake it :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  20. Hi Victoria Moon, DDL is actually caramised condensed milk, you may refer the DIY method here at

    Kristy, noted, I will make you a birthday cake when you visit Spore :).

  21. Ann, I think I still have some DDL, do you want it?

  22. Have you ever tried the tres leche cake? It is also called the 3 milk cake. Btw, your blog is my bible for baking. Your verdict is honest and your recipe never fails. The lemon butter cake and the banana cake is now a regular family favourite.

  23. Have you ever tried the tres leche cake. I think it is called the 3 milk cake. Btw, your blog is my bible for baking. Your verdict is honest and the recipe never fails. Thanks!

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