Light Chocolate Orange Marbled Cheesecake

Ok so first, I saw the cake on Ivy’s site. Then, it was linked to Tracie’s site, and I’ve been hearing them since the foodblogger’s meeting in Feb.. Finally I decided to make it. Oh that just reminded me, I have 1kg of cream cheese sitting in the fridge, what shall I do with it.. ??

Well how it came about was that I used up the ingredients I had from the fridge, mainly the milk. I used HL’s chocolate milk for the cake, hence it was light cocoa in colour and still milky. I also used a layer of leftover sponge just for additional height. Heck, why do I have so much leftovers LOL.

Light Chocolate Orange Marbled Cheesecake Recipe
(recipe adapted from TracieMoo then modified it)

250g chocolate milk
20g butter
125g cream cheese
1 orange, zested
50g cake flour
3 egg yolks
1 tsp Vanilla

3 Egg whites
1/8tsp Cream of tartar
80g Sugar
pinch of salt
1tsp Chocolate paste


1. Line an 8inch pan with parchment paper.
2. Beat cream cheese and orange zest until smooth. 
3. Place milk and butter in a pot and stir until it comes to a boil. Turn off heat.
4. Add in cream cheese and mix until well blended.
5. Incorporate flour into the mixture and whisk together over double boiler. Mix until it comes together and thickens. Stir in egg yolks and vanilla until blended.
6. Whisk egg whites until foamy. Add in cream of tartar and sugar. Continue to whisk until it reach soft peaks.
7. Combine the two mixtures of egg yolk and egg white. Gently fold in with a rubber spatula. 
8. Place a layer of sponge at the bottom of pan Pour about 3/4 of the mixture into prepared pan. Mix the remainder with chocolate paste then drizzle all over to cover the batter. Use a knife to make swirls for the marble effect.
9. Bake in a water bath at 160C for 50-60 mins or until a testing skewer comes out clean. The top should be golden brown. Remove cake from oven and pan immediately to cool on a wire rack. Slice only after completely cooled.
When baking with water bath, the water level should only be about 1-2cm as its main job is to provide moisture to the cake. Otherwise you can also place a bowl of water in the oven and bake the cheesecake without water bath.
Well I must say that this cake is the fastest to finish from my house because of it’s lightness. Cheesecakes are always known to be heavy, dense and rich but this was a change from the normal ones. 


7 Comments on Light Chocolate Orange Marbled Cheesecake

  1. tracieMoo says:

    I hope you and your family like it!! 🙂

  2. ai wei says:

    ahhh, this is lovely 🙂
    i love baking light cheesecake cz it'll varnish in 1-2 days. unlike those rich creamy one 🙂

  3. Quinn says:

    This one taste like Japanese Cheese Cake? The last time I made this, it failed miserably.. 🙁
    Cannot, must try again! And qhat a smart way to incldue a thin layer of sponge in there!

  4. I like Quinn, the last time I made this, also failed..since you say so nice, I find one day to try this out. Where you buy the 1kg cream cheese? the BS bakery?

  5. petite nyonya says:

    This cake looks very soft and moist indeed! Must try one day.

  6. Swee San says:

    Tracie :Yup, thanks for sharing the recipe

    Aiwei: yeah!! But nowadays I always ask my bro to bring extras to school to give his friends just so we don't eat too much

    Quinn : Yeah maybe you can reduce the level of water bath just so the center cooks.

    Sonia : I actually bought 2kg for a wedding cake last weekend. But I had leftovers *pengsan*

    petite nyonya : Yeah and it's light too..

  7. Wah, Tracie has created a cake buzz in the food blogosphere! Yours looks just as good as hers, too! Wish I could have had some of yours. Actually, I wouldn't mind having gobs of leftover.

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