Eggless Zebra Cheesecake Recipe


It’s My Birthday ❤ and I decided to treat myself today ! I wanted bake something special and pamper myself . I experimented with an Eggless Zebra Cheesecake and I am more than happy with the outcome ! My husband , who doesn’t go beyond anything chocolaty , loved it as well !
The only spoiler – I managed to cut my index finger with the tin can … which led to the beautiful haphazard circles in the batter , but the rest – Fantastic ! Recipe adapted from the overtime cook and divine taste.
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Recipe :
Ingredients:
For the Crust:
1.5 cup Cracker crumbs ( Graham crackers / digestive biscuits – I used Parlé-G )
1.5 tsp Sugar ( you may add more – depending on the sugar content of the biscuits you plan to use )
5 tbsp Butter, melted
Filling :
1 8 oz. Cream cheese ( I used 1/3 Less Fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese ) – Softened
1 14 oz / 400ml Can Sweetened Condensed Milk ( I used Fat Free )
1 Cup ready Greek Yogurt (whey removed ) ( Strain 1.5 Cups Greek yogurt using a cheesecloth)
1/2 tbsp. Cornflour
For the Strawberry Batter –
1/4 cup strawberry purée
1 tspn strawberry extract
4-5 drops Red food coloring
For the Chocolate Batter-
2 tsps Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
For the Vanilla Batter
2 tsp Vanilla Extract

 

Method :

To Prepare the Crust:
1) Blend the crackers / biscuits and sugar using a blender . Blend till powdered . Mix the blended crumbs and sugar with melted butter.2) Press the prepared crust on the bottom of the prepared 6″ x 2″ spring-form pan. Use the back of the spoon to level it . Place the crust in the freezer while you prepare the filling
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Filling:
1) Whip cream cheese using a stand mixer or a hand blender whip until smooth.
2) Next , add the condensed milk and mix well .
3) Add the strained greek yogurt to the above mix. This will take some time . Blend well to break all lumps and form a smooth batter. Finally add the cornstarch and mix well with the rest of the batter .
4) Divide this batter into 3 equal parts and add the respective ingredients for each batter . Make sure that there are no lumps of cocoa powder in the chocolate batter. Taste the Strawberry batter and check if it requires more extract or color . The consistency all 3 batters should be same .
Assembling the Cheesecake:
1) Place one measure of Chocolate batter in the center , followed by one measure of the strawberry batter on top of the chocolate layer. Follow this by the third batter – Vanilla  . You can follow any order.
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2) Repeat the whole process with the remaining batter, alternating between the colors. Do not wait for the batter to spread out , the batter will automatically spread out once you place the next color . Make sure the measure is same for all 3 batters.
3) This process will require some patience , but it’s absolutely worth it ! Now , carefully place the spring-form pan in the pre – heated oven . Do not tilt even slightly.
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4) Bake the cheesecake at 325ºF for 25 minutes. To prevent cracks from apeearing, switch off the oven , open the oven by an inch or two and leave the cheesecake in the oven to cool slowly for at least an hour.
5) Once at room temperature , cover the cheesecake well ,  in either a cling wrap or aluminium foil and refrigerate for minimum 4 hours .
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6) Freeze an hour before serving . Freezing is not compulsory , but it helps the layers appear better once the slices are cut. Serve Chilled . I would suggest any basic garnish . Nothing that overpowers the 3 different flavors.
Tips:
1. Most important , the cream cheese has to be soft enough to work with.
2. There should be no lumps in the batter at any stage . Make sure all the 3 batters are of the same consistency , this will help the batter spread evenly .
3. Use the same – size  measure to scoop all 3 batters for equal sized layers. You may use piping bags or bottles to fill.
4. Do not open the oven , while the cheesecake is being baked. It will set , don’t worry . I know its tempting , but don’t pull the cheesecake out of the oven. Just open the door by an inch or two.
5. Chocolate topping is a big No for this cheesecake . It tastes best as is.
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. I’ll be more than happy to answer.
Much Love ,
Sonal Kalra 🙂

 

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