Beautiful, tasty and ... healthy - this is the “Giraffe” cheesecake and chocolate cake with an original design in the form of giraffe stains.
In fact, it is a chocolate-sandwich cottage cheese casserole. So, if your children do not want to eat cottage cheese in the form of casseroles or cheesecakes, offer them such an interesting cake! "Giraffe" just want to try, not only children but also adults. Already a very unusual cake and gorgeous!
And also cottage cheese and chocolate baking turns out very satisfying. A piece of this cake is a great option for a second breakfast or snack.
Ingredients for making chocolate-cheese cake Giraffe:
- 350 g of flour;
- 50 g of cocoa powder;
- 150 g of sugar;
- 200 g butter;
- 1 egg;
- 1 tsp. baking powder.
For the curd filling:
- 0, 5 kg of cottage cheese;
- 4 eggs;
- 150 g of sugar;
- 1, 5 tbsp. l potato starch;
- 100 g butter.
Cooking of cottage cheese and chocolate cake Giraffe
First, make chocolate shortbread dough for the base cake.
Using a mixer, beat the softened butter with egg and sugar until fluffy.
Mix flour and baking powder, sift in a whipped mixture and add cocoa powder.
Knead the dough, roll the bun.
Now prepare the curd filling. Beat the softened butter with sugar, again, to obtain a fluffy mass.
Add cottage cheese - if it is granular or with lumps, it is advisable to rub it with your hands or beat it in a blender until smooth; if the cheese is pasty, simply combine it with the whipped mass and whisk it again.
Now add eggs one by one, each time slightly beating the curd mass.
Finally, add the starch and mix. The filling is ready.
Prepare the form. It is more convenient to bake the cake in a detachable one - it will be easier to get a tiny sandy cake with a delicate cottage cheese filling. And so that the cake does not stick to the bottom of the form, we do this: put a sheet of parchment on the bottom of the form so that the paper slightly protrudes over the edges, we put the sides of the form on top and fasten it. Then cut along the edge of the excess parchment. The bottom of the form is obtained with a carefully drawn parchment circle, which is much more convenient than just putting the paper inside. Lightly lubricate the parchment and the walls of the form with vegetable oil.
We divide the dough into two parts, larger and smaller (approximately 3/4 and 1/4). Separate the pieces from most of the dough, knead them with hands on the bottom and walls, forming a cake. Its thickness should be 0, 7-1 cm, and the height of the boards - 2-3 cm, so that the filling does not run away.
Put the stuffing in the cake, flatten with a spoon.
The remaining smaller part of the dough is rolled out with a thickness of 0, 5 cm and cut into arbitrary pieces - polygons of various shapes and sizes, like specks on a giraffe.
Place the “giraffe spots” on top of the filling.
Put the cake in the oven, preheated to 160-170 ° C, and bake for about 1 hour. When the dough becomes dry and crumbly (try a wooden skewer), and the curd filling zazolotitsya-reddened - the cake is ready. If he shakes in the middle, like jelly, you need to bake more. The exact time will depend on your oven.
Let the cake cool in shape - if you get it hot, it can crumble. Move the knife between the edge of the cake and the form so that the cake will easily separate, then open the form and gently move the cake to the dish.
Of course, you will want to try the cake right there, but do not hurry - in the cooled form it is much tastier than warm. So it pays to wait a couple of hours. And then we cut the curd-chocolate pie Giraffe into portions and serve it with tea, cocoa or kefir!