Pokeball cheese cake cake, so retro.


Sometimes I love to re watch old favourite cartoons, dust off the old Nintendo, and pretend I am in primary school again. Who did the early morning ritual before school?

You would rush down the stairs to watch “Cheeze Tv”, procrastinating going to school because your favourite cartoons were on. For some reason the cartoon you desperately wanted to watch always had to start at an ungodly hour (6am here) or feature at the very last minutes which made you sometimes late for school (8:30am). Irony right there…

Major Favourite of many kids down under is Pokémon. Everyone had a favourite Pokémon and element. Mine was Charmander, one of the originals but I think most people loved Pikachu. I have recently had the pleasure of making a custom cake for a dear friend of mine from high school. She is such a character and probably is reason I could survive boring classes.


It is a simple white vanilla dome cake with a nutella cheesecake filling with oreo crumb. I was hesitant at first when I first saw this trend, but the softness of the cake against the richness of the cheesecake works really well. In addition, it makes it that much more special than plain icing in the middle.

First time I have baked a dome cake, which turn out fantastic given I have no experience with rounded shaped tins. Problems that could occur is sticking to the pan, under cooked, poor rising etc. Etc. NONE of that happened, must of been a fluke but I will take it.

I will shared with you the recipes I used to construct the pokeball

Simple white cake

Adapted from allrecipes.com.au

340g plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2tsp baking soda

190ml buttermilk or runny yoghurt

One vanilla bean, scraped.

6 egg whites

200g butter

250g white sugar

Pre heat oven to 170c. Grease and flour well your dome 23cm cake tin.
Shift together Flour, baking soda, baking powder in a bowl.
Set aside Cream together butter and sugar for 4 minutes or until very fluffy and loses it yellowness. Add vanilla bean.
Add egg whites beating a medium speed, one at a time until combined.
Add flour and butter milk. Alternate between flours and buttermilk, beating on low speed until combined. Do not over mix.
Pour into dome tin and smooth out the top with a gentle tap.
Bake in oven for 50-60 minutes. Check at 50 mark with the skewer test.
Leave in tin for 20 minutes to cool and gentle turn out with the help of a plate knife.

Nutella cheesecake with oreo crumb
Adapted from Nigella’s multiple cheesecake recipes in Feast and Kitchen, recipe from the heart and home

Fills one 18cm spring form tin.


150g oreo cookie crumbs

75g butter

Cheese cake filling

300g cream cheese

2 eggs

180g nutella

100g sour cream

100g icing sugar

80g caster sugar

1 Tsp Vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 170c

2. Process the biscuits, and butter in a food processor

3. Once it comes together in a clump, turn it out into a spring form tin and press into the bottom.

4. Put in the fridge while you make the filling.

5. Process the filling in the cleaned or wiped-out processor bowl, putting in the cream cheese, eggs, sugar, sour cream and nutella and whizzing to a smooth mixture.

6. Pour and scrape the filling into the base in the chilled spring form tin and cook for 1 hour. Should wobble slightly in the middle but set at the sides.

7. Leave in the oven until cool, this helps prevent the cracking, but no worries if it does.

8. Once out of the oven, let the cheesecake cool in its tin and then cover and put into the fridge overnight.

Swiss butter cream from Brave tart.



'Pokeball cheese cake cake, so retro.' have 4 comments

  1. February 7, 2013 @ 7:11 pm Carole

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is all about favourite foods from childhood. I do hope you link this lovely one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Have a great week.


  2. February 8, 2013 @ 4:20 am Carole

    Belinda, thank you for linking this in to Food on Friday. We are now getting a super collection of dishes we loved as kids together. I hope you have stopped by some of the other links to check them out!

    Ps I have just signed up to follow your blog. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

    Ps If you would like email reminders of future Food on Fridays, just pop by and comment and include your email – I won’t publish it – and the reminder will be by bcc so it will remain private


  3. January 25, 2015 @ 7:05 am R

    Hi, this is an amazing idea! Thank you for sharing this! I have been looking for a pokeball cake recipe for long and all I can find is wrapping icing on a cake. This sounds a lot better! But I’m a lil confused with 2 cake recipes here. Mind if you can explain a bit more abt how the 2 cakes will be put tgt? Piling them up, but the cheesecake is smaller than the dome cake? I’m gna try this out this week for my frd’s bday. A reply will be very very much appreciated! Thx x


    • January 25, 2015 @ 9:28 pm themoonblushbaker

      The cheese cake is smaller than the dome cake. You need to carefully cut off the bits of cake to form smooth dome; I like making the top cake in a wide steel bowl so it can form the smoothest ball possible . You may also need to cut buts off the cheese cake layer I found this easiest when he dome cake is slightly frozen. After you can hide the cuts, round it off and any mistakes with the butter cream. Please contact me if you need any more help! Thank you for the questions!


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