This weekend we had a Wild Game Feast to attend. Where we all share our
bounty of wild game we have harvested for the year.
I was in charge of bringing dessert, trying to stick with the "wild game" theme of the party
I did some simple chocolate art to add a cute Elk to my cheesecake.
It looks so impressive, yet took minimal effort!
Trust me, if you can trace you can do this!!
- Find a picture online and print out in black & white to trace.
- Tape the picture to your counter and place a piece of wax or parchment paper over the picture. Also tape this down so it doesn't move on you while tracing.
- Melt some chocolate chips in a sandwich bag, snip the corner to make a fine tip.
- Trace your picture!
- Once you have traced your picture to your liking, stick in the fridge to full set.
- It will only take a few minutes depending on how thick your chocolate is.
- Once set, the chocolate will easily peel right off the paper.
- Place on your dessert and impress your party guest!
LIKE THE RECIPE FOR THE CHEESECAKE?!
Chocolate Orange Cheesecake
- 1 ½ cups crushed Oreo Cookies or Chocolate Graham Crackers
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 3 Cream cheese bricks (8oz each)
- 1 ¼ cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup whipping cream
- 1 1/2 squares of unsweetend baking chocolate
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup of Orange juice concentrate
- Grease bottom but not sides of a 9 or 10 inch springform pan.
- Mix Crushed Chocolate cookies & Melted Butter
- Press into the bottom and up the sides a bit of a greased springform pan.
- In a mixer, cream the cream cheese and sugar
- Add the 3 eggs one at a time until well combined
- Then add vanilla extract and whipping cream
- Blend until smooth
- Divide mixture into 2 equal portions
- To the first half of the mixture, stir in 1 ½ squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
- Pour into bottom of the prepped springform pan.
- To the second half of the mixture, stir in the orange juice concentrate
- Carefully spoon this mixture over the top of the chocolate mixture already in the pan.
- Place the springform pan in the middle of a large baking sheet and slide into the oven
- pour warm water into the baking sheet to partially submurge the springform pan.
- This is called a water bath & keeps the cheesecake moist while baking so it does not crack.
- Bake at 325 degrees F for about 50 minutes to an hour or until the surface of the cake is no longer glossy and the center does not giggle.
- Remove from oven and immediately run a sharp knife around the edge of the pan to release the cake.
- Do not remove from the springform pan yet!
- Place in the fridge for a few hours to fully cool and set.
- Once cooled you can release from the pan and apply your chocolate art.
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