Dive into a world of mouthwatering indulgence with our Luscious Vanilla Bliss Cake layered with creamy cheesecake. Perfect for festivities or an everyday treat, this cake captures the heart of every dessert lover. Its soft vanilla sponge paired with a velvety cheesecake filling is nothing short of perfection. Every bite promises a burst of flavor and a delightful texture.
Ingredients: Crafting the Perfect Cake
For the Vanilla Sponge:
Egg Yolks: 3 – Adds richness and color.
Egg Whites: 4 – For a fluffy and light texture.
Sugar: 120 grams (approx. 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp) – For the right touch of sweetness.
Milk: 85 ml (6 tbsp) – Ensures a moist cake.
Butter (or Oil): 40 grams (3 tbsp) – For a tender crumb.
All-Purpose Flour: 120 grams (3/4 cup + 2 tbsp) – The foundation of our sponge.
Baking Powder: 1 tsp – For a good rise.
Vanilla: 1 tsp – That classic flavor we all love.
Lemon Zest: From half a lemon – A hint of zest to elevate the flavor.
Salt: A pinch – To balance out the sweetness.
For the Cheesecake Filling:
Philadelphia Cream Cheese: 350 grams (13 ounces) – The star of our filling.
Heavy Cream: 175 grams (6.5 ounces) – Adds creaminess and structure.
Powdered Sugar: 80 grams (1/2 cup + 2 tbsp) – For a sweet balance.
Vanilla: 3/4 tsp – To enhance the cream cheese flavor.
Salt: A pinch – To round off the taste.
Step-by-Step Guide: Creating the Luscious Vanilla Bliss Cake
The Vanilla Sponge Foundation: Begin with your egg yolks in a vast bowl. Introduce vanilla, the zesty lemon zest, melted butter, and whole milk. Mix well, ensuring everything combines harmoniously. Then, incorporate the dry ingredients without over-mixing. Once the flour is moistened, set this mixture aside.
Egg White Magic: In a separate bowl, whip up your egg whites. The addition of cream of tartar (or lemon juice) stabilizes these whites. As they start forming soft peaks, gradually introduce the sugar. You’ll know they’re ready when they reach a stiff peak.
Combining the Two: Add a portion of the whipped egg whites to the batter to lighten it. Then, gently fold in the rest, ensuring you maintain its airy structure.
Baking Time: Transfer your batter to a well-greased baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 140°C (350°F) for about 10-12 minutes. Remember, the toothpick test will guide you—once it comes out clean, your sponge is ready.
Creating the Cheesecake Filling: Start with cold cream cheese in a bowl. Add vanilla and whisk briefly. Introduce sugar and mix. It’s crucial to keep the cream cheese cold, so when you add the heavy cream, the texture remains impeccable. Whisk until you achieve a creamy, luscious cheesecake frosting that can hold its own.
Layering the Delight: Once your sponge cake cools, divide it into four equal pieces. Lay one piece down, generously spread the cheesecake filling, then place another layer on top. Repeat until all layers are stacked. You can choose to frost the entire cake or keep it simple with layers.
When you take a bite of this Luscious Vanilla Bliss Cake, you’ll understand why it stands out. The fusion of the soft sponge and creamy cheesecake filling offers a dance of textures and flavors that’s hard to resist.