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Cheesecake for daaays: Your Customized Cheesecake

It all started with my mom talking about a cheesecake that her friend was raving about. A few years back, my friends and I were trying to find the best cheesecake made and I ultimately ended up choosing Cake2Go for their delicious Devil's Food Cheesecake. My second choice was Don Limone's which has since closed down like all underrated restaurants in the south. New branches built are far from home now.

A few months ago, this got my interest since it was supposedly customizable cheesecake dipped in ice cream; but all we had to go with was this blurry photo from my mom's friend because she couldn't remember the name of the place.


After days of looking around and asking our friends what could be written in that logo, we were able to find a link to the video where the screenshot was taken. https://www.facebook.com/cassalucoffeeandkitchen/videos/2102256396658825/?hc_location=ufi

Eventually, we found it as "Bakeology" from Cassalu. A far cry from Sambokojin (haha) …

Baking Chocolate Cake with Nutella Frosting using a Pressure Cooker



Baking cake with a pressure cooker is quite fun. Just the shorter waiting period and no worries of unevenly cooked cake, is taking all the stress out of baking.

For the mean time, I used my phone to take this video since it's a bit difficult to make space in my house for a nice video setting. Cue the avalanche of things everywhere.

I tested the app "wevideo" to amateur edit this. Will talk about those video editing apps later on. For now, here's the making of the cake video:



Ingredients:

Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt
1 cup water
½ cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1-2 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting
250 g butter [softened/room temperature]
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tbsp milk
1-2 tsp vanilla
1/2 - 1 cup Nutella [who cares? just go crazy with this]
Rice krispies [optional]


What to do

Cake
Mix together all dry ingredients. One by one put in the rest of the ingredients and mix! Once preferred texture is achieved, put in pressure cooker and press "Cake". While waiting, smile and look pretty.

Frosting
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl using mixer until desired texture is achieved.


Final Steps
Wait for cake to cool down [room temp]
Cut cake in half [horizontally -_-] and spread frosting in the middle.
Place top part of the cake back and spread frosting through the entire cake.
Add rice krispies for texture [or make it look like a giant ferrero cake-- which I might be making soon *wink wink*]
Place cake in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.


Happy eating!