1/2 cake / 1/2 cheese cake

by Robin
(Sturgeon Bay, WI)

Helga's Half and Half

Helga's Half and Half

I have been making sweets for family and friends for some time now. My specialty is cheese cake, although I make all kinds. I have been asked to do a 1/2 1/2 cheese and regular batter and the customer asked for suggestions. I have only done a carrot / cheese cake.


My question is the 1/2 and 1/2 thing possible? My thoughts are that it needs to be somewhat dense or the two layers will bleed into each other. My other thought is to make the cheese one, then make the regular one and place the regular one on top and frost the whole thing. What do you think?

Lorelie's Response: Hi Robin, I believe you can mix the two recipes on this website. Here is the link to the chocolate stout recipe. It is firm enough , and I think if you just swirl the cheesecake batter in carefully you should be fine.

I think the idea of layering the two is a good one also. Let me see if any of my facebook followers have ideas for you or if any of them have done this before. They are very helpful.

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Jan 10, 2012
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1/2 and 1/2
by: Helga

OMG this sound really good... Chocolate Cake Cheesecake. You can do it the same way as a marble. I know the chocolate batter can be runny but I think it would be fine. The other way a little bit crazy is mixing the two batters. You would have the chocolate and cheese flavor both in one. But u need to do a tasting just to be sure. :)
Hope it works

Jan 11, 2012
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by: Colleen

A couple ways to do this; bake the chocolate recipe ahead, chunk it up and drop the chunks into the cheese batter.(done this with brownie mix) I've made several bottom cheesecakes for weddings,and birthdays, etc: make the two separate, freeze both and when you frost them make sure they are still semi frozen or the cheesecake weight will squish (my technical term).

You can marble the two uncooked batters together, but you can only do about a few dollops (another baking tech term) otherwise you may over bake the cheese batter if you put it into the chocolate batter. Do a test one in the size that you need to get the results that you like and see what works best.

Jan 11, 2012
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Thanks for the tips
by: Lorelie

Coleen and Helga Thank you very much for your help. I didn't think of that idea Hmmm that could work.
I knew I could count on some tips from my Facebook friends :-)

Jan 12, 2012
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1/2 and 1/2
by: RLove Cake Creations

Thanks to all who have entered comments to my question. You have all given me ideas to try and suggestions for the customer. Thanks again.

Jan 12, 2012
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by: Lorelie

Hi Robin, Your are very welcome. We would all like to know how it turns out, so please update us and maybe upload a pic as well. You can use another submission form to upload a photo and I will add it to the page at the top.

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