My friend Lauren and I came up with the idea for this while watching a show about baby tigers on animal planet. One of them had an orange coat and no black on him, and they said he was "marmalade". We decided that a marmalade tiger should be the name of a food. This is what we came up with. Its a home baked cheesecake with a layer of vanilla and a layer blended with orange marmalade. Yum!
(For a more striped look, swirling the two colors together might be fun to try too!)
This is from a yellowed clipping from Mom's recipe box, at least 25 years old, from the Detroit News. Why the name? No one knows, but speculation has it that its denseness and weight, coupled with a slight sense of exaggeration led to the overstated name for the cake. Don't be put off by that, however. Its texture is unusually creamy and tender, compared to the thick and heavy fillings found in many homemade cheesecakes. Prep time does not include chilling.
This is a fabulous cheesecake. If you like the Almond Joy candy bar, you'll love this recipe. It's too good! I use chocolate animal crackers for the chocolate crumb crust and the addition of Coco Lopez (Cream of Coconut - can find in the liquer isle) makes the chocolate ganache tastes so decadent. This cheesecake is not for dieters! It's my special occasion cheesecake or one for a simple indulgence! Love the "ooohs and ahhhs" I get on this one ;)
This special cheesecake is perfect at holiday time. The Amaretto (almond liqueur) gives it a special, festive flavor that is sure to please. I found the recipe at cooking .com, and have used it a few times now, and have had a good reception to it every time!!
I made this for a Christmas party and everyone gave it rave reviews. I made it the day before the party to make sure it was chilled well. The recipe originally came from a message board on AOL posted by Steph. It's a winner!