Cheesecake is my favorite dessert, I love the combination of sweet cookies and cream cheese, especially if there are strawberries or any berries in the mix bringing that sour-sweet freshness. It is possibly the easiest cake to make and uses just a few ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge.
My first cheesecake wasn’t in a patisserie, it wasn’t as popular here then so you couldn’t find them at every patisserie. So I heard my friend talking about making one a few days back and I asked for the recipe. The recipe was scribbled down on a piece of paper and that same evening I made my first cheesecake, and immediately fell in love – you can say it was love at first bite.
I know that there are so many different options when making a cheesecake – so what is your favourite cheesecake? Maybe a chocolate cheesecake, cheery cheesecake or even a pumpkin cheesecake?
Preparation: 25 min Cook time: 35 min Servings: 10
- 170 g graham cracker crumbs
- 70 g butter, melted
- 1 kg cream cheese
- 4 eggs
- 100 g sugar
- 4 tsp vanilla extract
- lemon juice
- 400 g forest fruit
- 4 tbsp rum
- 50 g sugar
- 1 gelatine
- Butter a round cake pan. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- In a medium bowl mix together graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and pushed them in a buttered cake pan.
- In a large bowl mix together 1 kg of cream cheese, 4 eggs, 100 g of sugar, 4 tsp of vanilla extract and lemon juice. Spread the mixture over pressed graham crackers in a round cake pan. Bake in a preheated oven for about 35 min.
- While the cheesecake is in the oven, place the forest fruit over medium heat with 4 tbsp of rum and 50 g of sugar. Add gelatine and stir so it melts, cook until thick. Pour the mixture over the baked cheesecake. Serve cold and enjoy!