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Chocolate Souffle Cheesecake for Friday the 13th (and against burnt Brussels sprouts)

13 Feb

Today, I had five reasons to bake a cake:

Reasons 1 – 3: Chocolate. Souffle. Cheesecake.

Reason 4: It’s Friday the 13th! Yay!

Reason 5: Yesterday, I managed to burn Brussels sprouts. I was seriously distracted for a moment or two, and only noticed what had happened when it was already a bit of a catastrophe… The smell is HIDEOUS. Capital HID, capital EEE-OUS.

And it’s two more things: pervasive and tenacious. Every corner of our home still smells of it. And there’s only so much you can do with opening the windows wide. So I had to bake a cake in order for a new smell to cover the burnt Brussels sprouts.*

Chocolate Souffle Cheesecake
This is where I got the recipe from: Sweet & Savory by Shinee – I read it the other day and was instantly intrigued, even though I deeply disapprove of the “holiday” mentioned in the text… But then, I have my own occasions for which I bake cakes! To each her own, I say.

Anyway. Intrigued. Yes, I was. Three ingedients? Sounds interesting. Three ingredients, all of which my man loves? Sounds fascinating. (Although he will be disappointed by the lack of butter… ;)

There was a typo in Shinee’s instructions though. When she wrote, “Dust some powdered sugar, if desired” she forgot to add “in the shape of a skull”!

Chocolate Souffle Cheesecake
Yes, my cake collapsed and cracked a little… If The Man likes the taste and texture, I will have to have another go some time and try and do better…

In other news, don’t you just love my pretty new cake stand!? We’ve spared no expense, as John Hammond would say: that’s € 1 truly well spent!

Pretty Cake Stand
* By the way, this has not worked. Rather than cover it, the new smell ganged up with the old one and together they turned into a mutant monster smell out to destroy humankind…