Nigella Lawson’s Chocolate Cheesecake

As predicted, the Frenchies didn’t seem too keen on the idea of a good ole British Christmas cake and yes, I plan to hold it against them forever. Anyhow, this what I’m about to make for tomorrow’s dessert.  They’re quite traditional so I’m not sure whether the cheesecake will work for them or not, but I know how much they appreciate good chocolate, so we’ll see.  It’s rather nerve-racking making dessert for about 17 people, especially since I will have to finish the toppings/icing in my in-law’s kitchen.  Lucky me for having the nicest in-law’s : )

In addition to the video, you can find this recipe on page 298 of Nigella’s Feast book.  I’m also making a spiced orange cake for which I have no recipe but will improvise…  So it’s quite possible that they’ll only be one cake for dessert.  Wish me luck!  Photographs to follow.

11 Comments

  1. 24 December 2010 / 12:19

    Milla it will be delicious! If they don’t like it then more for you darling!
    Cupcake
    (Christmas is a funny time where families want what they traditionally eat…that said, they are guests in your home.)
    xo
    Merry Christmas

    • Milla
      Author
      26 December 2010 / 19:30

      Cupcake, Merry Christmas! Thank you for your kind words – fortunately, Nigella’s cake was loved by all. Woohoo!!

      x

  2. everydayglamour
    24 December 2010 / 13:31

    Good luck!

    Oh how I adore Nigella Lawson!!!!!! LUV HER! I like how she “Jackson Pollock”‘s the cake in the end. 🙂

    xoxo
    Merry Christmas!!

    • Milla
      Author
      26 December 2010 / 19:29

      Thanks Kate – my cheesecake turned out well and was a complete hit!! Yay : )

      xx

  3. 24 December 2010 / 23:46

    Good luck, Milla! I am sure it will be brilliant!

    Merry Christmas!!!

    xoxo

    • Milla
      Author
      26 December 2010 / 19:29

      Merci beaucoup K! Are you enjoying your break Roitfeld style!?

      xx

    • Milla
      Author
      26 December 2010 / 19:28

      Isn’t she just! I’m trying to figure out if I like Nigella or her cooking more!?

      x

  4. 25 December 2010 / 15:13

    wow, looks yummy…looking forward for the pics!

    wishing you a most merriest christmas time sweets! xoxo

    • Milla
      Author
      26 December 2010 / 19:27

      Thanks so much Cam! Are you having a wonderful time? What are the German traditions at Christmas?

      x

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