Creamy New York Cheesecake with chai spices is dreamy all by itself. Top it with a chocolate glaze and you’ve got a sensational dessert in this Chocolate Glazed Chai Spice Cheesecake.
I’m moving into my own apartment next week. I can’t wait to have my own kitchen and space in a refrigerator. My housemate’s refrigerator is packed to the gills so I get one shelf. Definitely not enough space to store ingredients for dinner and baking let alone finished baked goods.
The new apartment has a decent kitchen (by Cambodian standards), two bedrooms and a large balcony for about the same rent I’m paying now. It’s walking distance to the grocery store and so many other things (including the bus) so I’ll save money on transportation.
I’ve got a lot of cream cheese that needs to be used up before the move and I love cheesecake. Besides, it’s my best friend’s birthday and she loves cheesecake.
Loreen King from Art and the Kitchen has an AMAZING New York Cheesecake recipe. If you love plain cheesecake (or one that’s topped with fruit or chocolate) this is the recipe for you! It’s so creamy and bakes up perfectly every time.
I modified Loreen’s New York cheesecake recipe to make a smaller cheesecake and added some chai spices to0. The chocolate glaze is a bit thick and it hardens up in the refrigerator so make it just before serving. You can top the chai cheesecake with the chocolate glaze or serve the glaze on the side so guests can add as much as they like.
We celebrated my friend’s birthday at a fun restaurant in Phnom Penh. You enter through a coke machine (the door is actually and old coke machine). Inside is a cozy bar with pretty good food. Our Ukranian waiter provided a candle and plates for the Chocolate Glazed Chai Spice Cheesecake so we gave him and the other waitstaff a slice each.
Chocolate Glazed Chai Spice Cheesecake is creamy, chai-flavored goodness. It would be equally good with plain whipped cream instead of the chocolate glaze.
Chai Spice Cheesecake
Laureen King’s Amazing Tall and Creamy New York Cheesecake
Snickerdoodle Cheesecake from Recipe Girl