Wednesday 30 October 2013

Steamed Coffee Sponge Cake Vs Almond Cheesecake With Berries

[Halloween Inspired Cake] Steamed Coffee Sponge Cake
For the month of November I have created two recipes using Bake King flavour essence and emulco to make baked almond cheesecakes and some lovely steamed coffee sponge cake for afternoon tea. If you are interested to find out more on the mentioned recipes, you can check out their recipes site at


Seamed Coffee Sponge Cake
Ingredients For Steamed Coffee Sponge Cake

Instead of using black food colouring, I added in bamboo charcoal powder to some batter to create "black coloured" batter for decoration purposes.

Here is my Halloween version of the Steamed Coffee Sponge Cake whereby I piped the "black batter" to create some Halloween themed patterns before steaming. And if you are looking for more Halloween themed food, you can check out my recipes here.


Love this fragrance and luxury treat which is so smooth and yummy. Initially my plan was to make Almond and Longan Cheesecake instead of berries but on a second thoughts I still find berries will be more flavorful as well as eyes feast for the overall presentation. Recipe @

Ingredients For Almond Cheesecakes with Berries
Steps on preparing the cheesecake crust.

Preparing the Cheesecake filling

Decorate the baked cheesecake with chocolate, almond and berries.

As you can see from the above, in order to enhance the colour and taste I topped the cheesecakes with melted 70% dark chocolate and roasted almond for that extra crunch and taste balancing. Lastly hope you will like these two recipes and happy mid-week everyone!


  1. Hello Ellena, First off you have a lovely name (its also my daughters)! Second, I would really like to make this mini almond cheesecake. But I am not able to find the directions/ingredients for this item. Where am I not looking at? Respond mouth is watering...stomach is growling for this tasty treat. Thank you

    1. Hi there. Thanks for your kind words. You can find the recipe of the mini cheesecake @

  2. Nice! Just in time for Halloween! Can't wait to try out your recipes too!


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