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Red Velvet Crinkles with Cream Cheese Filling

One of the best selling sweet treats I have from my home-baked goodies are my Red Velvet Crinkles with Cream Cheese Filling.

Red Velvet Crinkles with Cream Cheese Filling

Red Velvet Crinkles with Cream Cheese Filling

By its name itself, you can simply think and define the basic ingredients of this treat.

These are only available in Davao City area and other nearby towns since I am already based here. For your orders and inquiries, you may place your orders directly thru my Facebook page, Sweet Treats by Gagay.

Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Swirl

Experimenting with my oven and other kitchen stuff is such a fun thing especially when things turned out right. So far, I got no failed experiments yet or maybe, my boys who used to be my critics are just that biased as to them, all of my baked goodies really tasted the best and that I need to bake more of these and those. Nothing, actually, became left overs for them.

Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Swirl

My hubby really loves the moistness, chewiness and crusty brownies I used to bake for him. But with the cream cheese available in the fridge, I surprised him with the combination of chocolate brownie added with a swirl of cream cheese.

Here’s how I baked it.

I, first, prepared the oven; preheated it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then I lined my 8×8 square baking pan with parchment paper. I did not grease it anymore, but you may opt to do it. After having my oven and pans ready, I started mixing my ingredients. Using a bowl of my standing mixer, I creamed the ½ cup of softened (take note, not melted, but rather softened) margarine and 1 cup of granulated brown sugar. Once incorporated, I added one by one the two large eggs and made sure to beat well. After which, I added ¾ cup of cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and again, made sure to mix well and set this aside.

Chocolate Brownie BatterThis is how the Chocolate Brownie batter would look like.

Using another bowl and a handheld mixer, or if you only have one mixer, you can use the same you used when making the batter but make sure to clean and dry the paddle before using, I creamed the 8 oz of softened at room temperature the cream cheese, 1 large egg, 4 tablespoon sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until well-combined. With the sugar, you can add more depending on your preference.

Cream Cheese FillingThis is how the Cream Cheese filling would look like.

After preparing the two above, I poured the ¾ part of the batter into the pan and spread the cream cheese filling on the top of the batter layer and dollop the remaining ¼ part of the batter on top of the cream cheese filling using a spatula and swirl into the cream cheese mixture.

I then baked the brownies for about 30 minutes. But you can check until fully cooked. This should be cooled completely before cutting and serving, but in my case, only 1/3 of the baked Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Swirl was left because my little man could not resist the mouth-watering and really drooling slices of this one.

Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Swirl

Sure thing this will also happen to you if you try to bake one.

You can find more Sweet Treats of mine in my Sweet Treats by Gagay Facebook page.

Enjoy baking!!!

Easy 3 Ingredients Soufflé Cheesecake (Japanese Cotton Cheesecake)

There’s one cheesecake which gone viral the past days over the internet. And me getting itched to taste and figure it out how and why that cheesecake became viral, I tried to make one in my kitchen.

That cheesecake is the so-called 3 Ingredients Soufflé Cheesecake or the Japanese Cotton Cheesecake. It’s easy to prepare since we only need literally 3 ingredients.

Easy 3 Ingredients Soufflé Cheesecake Japanese Cotton Cheesecake

What we need are just 3 large eggs, 120 grams of white chocolate and 120 grams of cream cheese.

Here’s how it is done. First is to separate the egg whites from the egg yolks. Set aside first the egg whites inside the fridge to cool it down also and work on with the egg yolks. For many home bakers who utilize ovens, you may set the oven to 170 degrees celcius. But in my case, since I am using a steamer, I just put the water into boil. So now, the 120 grams of white chocolate must be melted, you can use double boiler or the more conventional chocolatier melting pot. Mix the melted chocolate until smooth and fold in the 120 grams cream cheese. Once completely incorporated, add in the 3 egg yolks. Meanwhile, whisk using a hand mixer the egg whites until forming a stiff peak. Then fold in the 1/3 parts of the formed meringue to the egg yolk batter. Make sure to equally incorporate the meringue and add in the remaining part. Mix well. After which, pour the batter in the oil-sprayed baking pan and placed in a steam bath and cook in the preheated oven or directly put inside a steamer. For oven baking, this is up until around 15 minutes or you may do the toothpick test. For the steamer, I just cooked it not more than 10 minutes. Once done, you may sprinkle the top with confectioner’s sugar or any sweet toppings you like.

This is best served when cold but not frozen.