I love cheesecake. Joe would say cheesecake is his favorite dessert. Our favorite cheesecake is served at a diner not far from our home. It's amazing.
I think we might have a new favorite now.
I've never before tried to make a cheesecake, and I found the April Daring Bakers Challenge a bit daunting. Jenny from JennyBakes.com proposed that we all make the same cheesecake, but she challenged participants to make their cheesecakes show stoppers.
I tried. How's that fellow to the right? He's a show stopper, all right.
I jest. The cheesecake was a little ugly, but I doctored it with a thick layer of chocolate ganache (that I also messed up), and the whole concoction was fabulously delicious.
I loved this cheesecake.
Chocolate and orange are two of my favorite flavors, and this was a heavenly combination. Joe prefers his cheesecake plain, though, so he asked me to make another one with nothing special added. I'll get around to it one of these days.
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