I’m a HUGE cheesecake lover. Whenever I go to a restaurant and there’s cheesecake on the dessert card, there’s no doubt that I will order it. I like every kind of cheesecake, from fruit to chocolate.
I remember YEARS ago my mother made a Frozen Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake for my birthday. It looked really yummy, but the title “cheesecake” really turned me off. I kept asking her if it was going to taste like cheese. And wondered why someone would want to eat a cake made of cheese. Just sounded “icky”. She assured me that it didn’t taste like cheese. I was hesitant, but I decided to try it. It was LOVE at first bite… no kidding! 25 years later and my Mom stills makes me her Frozen Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake for my birthday. It’s simply heavenly!
Have you heard of the Philadelphia Cheesecake of the Year contest that The Real Women of Kraft Philadelphia are hosting? Starting June 2nd, 2014 chef and bakers (just like YOU and I) can submit their cheesecake recipe for a chance at becoming a NATIONAL SENSATION and receive $5000! Can you imagine your cheesecake becoming a household recipe and you also get rewarded with a nice $5000?!
Here are the Philadelphia Cheesecake of the Year contest details:
- Contest runs from June 2nd until 6pm ET on June 16th 2014.
- The first 250 eligible entrants will receive a free brick of Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
- 5 Finalists will fly round-trip to Toronto to join the Philadelphia Cheesecake of the Year bake off at the Kraft Kitchens.
- 1 Lucky grand prize winner will be chosen from the finalists. The winner will receive $5000, their cheesecake will be honoured with the title of “2014 Philadelphia Cheesecake of the Year” and be featured in a national print campaign!
- Full contest details, rules, terms and conditions are available on Philly Canada’s website.
Entering the contest is super easy! You simply submit the recipe and photo of your festive cheesecake recipe made with Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese on Philly Canada’s website. All entries are judged by a panel of Kraft judges based on a select criteria.
And since I keep talking about how yummy my Mom’s Frozen Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake is, I’ll share the recipe with you. I’m certain you’ll LOVE IT! I wonder if I should submit it too?
Frozen Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake
1 ½ cups of Oreo baking crumbs
2 tbsp sugar
⅓ melted butter
2 pkgs Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese (250g each), softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
⅔ cup chocolate syrup
1 tbsp of leftover coffee (When making your morning coffee, keep some for the cheesecake.)
1 cup whipping cream, whipped (You can also use Cool Whip!)
Crust: In a bowl, mix together the Oreo baking crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press the mixture on the bottom and up part of the sides of a 9″ springform pan. Place it in the fridge to keep it cool.
In a big bowl, beat the Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese until it’s smooth. Slowly add the condensed milk, chocolate syrup, and the coffee into the bowl and mix well. Fold in the whipped cream with a rubber spatula. Remove the crust from the fridge and pour the mixture inside. Cover the pan and place it in the freezer. It’s ready to serve when it’s frozen (about 6 hours).
Hope you enjoy the Frozen Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake as much as I do! Now go and submit your cheesecake in the Philadelphia Cheesecake of the Year contest!
P.S. I’ll be linking to these Parties.
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