Green apple and chocolate ?? … You’re wondering what a weird combination . Well weird it is, but ask me why this combination and it’ll all make sense. My baby who just turned 6 months old, loves green apples. There aren’t many options available to the little boy and with just pureed apples(red and green), carrots, pears, bananas and rice cereal, I can say he has a pretty darn good choice . So that explains the green applesauce, and for the chocolate … Baby cannot eat cake at 6 months, so I’m gonna have to eat it , n I like chocolate. At this age its more for mommy’s excitement, than for the baby, and so to celebrate his 6 month birthday, I made him this cake which he had great fun diving into with his bare hands, squishing it and getting it all over the place. Of course he did get a teeny weeny lick of the applesauce but the rest was all for me :)

Ingredients

For the Applesauce Cheesecake

  • 300 gms steamed and pureed green apples (choose the tart one packed with flavour )
  • 200 gms cream cheese
  • 200 gms whipped cream
  • 100 gms caster sugar (add more if you like)
  • 1/2 green apple chopped into tiny bits
  • 1 sachet gelatin powder
  • 1/2 cup apple juice

Dissolve the gelatin in 2 tablespoons of hot water and keep aside. Beat the cream with an electric beater till its fluffy and holds. Keep aside. Now beat cream cheese till it is smooth and add the applesauce and caster sugar. Fold well making sure its all mixed in thoroughly. Now fold in the whipped cream and prepared gelatin. Add the chopped bits of apple and give it one final stir and pour over the cake layers alternately. Cover with cling wrap and let it set overnight in the fridge.

For the Chocolate Cake Layer

  • 3/4 th cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4th cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 7 eggs
  • 13/4 cup sugar.

Preheat oven 180C. Sift together the flour and cocoa powder and set aside. With an electric beater, in a large bowl, beat the eggs to blend. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups of sugar and beat on medium high speed until a slowly dissolving ribbon forms when the beaters are lifted. Gently add the sifted flour mix , folding in carefully trying not to deflate the air. Mix well and pour into the baking tin. Bake for 20 mins or skewer comes out clean. Remove and cool on wire rack. Now if you are doing small individual ones , cut out the layers using a mould. Or if you are layering then in the same tin, just slice it horizontally through the centre. Now soak the layers with the apple juice and then layer them with the cheesecake mixture. When ready to serve, top with some whipped cream and a slice of green apple.

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Comment :

Congratulations on your precious little fellow turning 6 months. How beautifully you made these cakes Kate. Well thought of, and ever so sweet!

Kajal

Thanks Deeba :))

First off, I can’t believe it’s been six months! This combination sounds very interesting…something I would like to try. And who says no to dark chocolate?

Oh! And congratulations on your little one becoming 6 months!

what a milestone! 6 months now watch him discover the world around him! congrats! these cakes look incredible, apple and chocolate = grand combo

Kajal

Peter , thanks …yup I can’t believe it 6 months already ! But the fun has just started and I cannot begin to tell you how much I’m enjoying it.

Meeta, Yup a big milestone, I was waiting for him to turn 6mnths so I could take him swimming, and introduce a whole lot of new foods to him ! Yay ! Its really so much fun !

Rachel

I love tart apples spread with Nutella so it makes perfect sense to me!

Kajal

Rachel … hmm nutella n apple tarts … i woud to try those two together !

Beautiful Kate! Sounds like a great combination too. Your little guy’s half-birthday and my little gal’s birthday are almost the same, she’ll be 1 next week, happy 6 months to him! Isn’t it so incredibly fun introducing them to food? I was excited like it was the first day of school the first time she had solids (the day after she turned 6 months old). It keeps being fun just so you know. =)

Kajal

Yup, its fun , I could not wait for 6 months to start him on solids, I started him with his apples and pears at 4, rice cereal at 5 and then slowly the other fruits.
Cogratulations on you lil girls’ 1st !! Wow she must be such a cutie !

Fantastic! That is a cake I’d love to dig my fork in!

Cheers,

Rosa

Ann

Wowza – apple and cheesecake AND chocolate. You are killing me here. Your little guy is going to have a world of magical flavors awaiting him, with you at the helm! What a cool idea to incorporate HIS food into this cake. Oh, and I’m so in love with your plating.

Kajal

Rosa , well let me not stop you then :)

Ann , haha thanks so much … my family is scared I might actually make my baby obese … lol !!!

Happy half birthday to the little one:). Each month brings in its own excitement. I can imagine what a lovely time his lunch and dinner will be when he grows!

How sweet mom you are! :) Apple-cheesecake looks gorgeous. And happy half b’day to your little one!! :)

Kajal,

Happy 6 month milestone day to your sweet baby!! Rest assured that there will be lots more fun ahead. He’s so lucky to have a mom like you. Soon enough he’ll be devouring your delicious treats.

Green apple cheesecake sounds very intriguing especially when combined with the dark chocolate. I wished that we’re neighbours :-)

You’re a thoughtful mom. Send my regards to your green-apple-eating 6 months baby.

Thats a lovely combination Kate! Happy half bday to your little angel!

Congratulations on your baby’s becoming 6 months! :)
The cake looks so good! The combination sounds so interesting.
Magda

Looks delicious! I can tell that it’s good ;) Love the presentation too.

time flies, your baby is 6 months already! you come up with an interesting combination for a cake but it looks so good!

Actually, Pierre Herme is no stranger to the combination of apples and chocolate (his Melody and Mozart entremets). So you’re in good company. These look as lovely and delicious as anything coming out of his kitchen – well done.

mmm, apple sauce with chocolate-mouthwatering.

Nisrine

Congrats on the milestone. Time flies … fast.

My DD prefers green apple to any other kind. The cakes are BEAUTIFUL.

Wow, what a great combination…green apple and chocolate, looks gorgeous and so yummie!

Happy 6 months birthday to your son :) He’s certainly pampered, with such a fine-dining esque cake for his 6 month birthday!! It looks delicious! That cake recipe is intriguing, with 7 eggs :O

Is it six months already?? Wow, where does the time go? And I don’t think it is such a weird combination at all. Looks delicious!

Your creations are always awe-inspiring.

Odie

Would you convert measurments into cups in the Applesauce Cheesecake recipe.
Thx.

Odie

Would you convert recipe measurments into cups in the Applesauce Cheesecake recipe.
Thx.

Congrats that your baby is 6 months….a nice time to play with! Love your apple cheesecake. Looks beautiful and delicious.

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It seems like an unusual combination, but it sounds and looks quite delicious! I’m sure I’d love it! :)


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