Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake

This is a recipe I've made for my husband's anniversary and since then I make it as often as I can. It was a real success.  I wanted to create a three colored layers cheesecake and came out with this idea of strawberry cheesecake with chocolate crust.

 

The crust is made by making a chocolate biscuit dough, but if you don't have patience for this just use your favorite chocolate biscuits, like Oreo.

 

 The strawberries on top worked just perfect. You won't regret trying this strawberry cheesecake recipe! That's for sure. Kids will love it too. 

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Ingredients
  • Makes about 8-10 servings
  • Crust
  • 150 g butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 11 tbsp flour
  • Filling
  • 500 g cream cheese or fresh ricotta cheese
  • 200 g sour cream
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 tbsp corn starch (optional)
  • Garnish
  • sliced fresh strawberries
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 150C (300 F).
  2. For the crust mix all ingredients in a food processor until crumbs are formed. Press  the crumbs into bottom of a 10-inch (26 cm) springform pan (with a removable base) so that they stick together but not so much that it'll lose its crumby texture.
  3. For the cheese filling beat cheese, sour cream, cornstarch, vanilla extract, honey and sugar in a food processor until well blended. Start adding the eggs one at a time until each egg is absorbed. Pour the filling over the prepared crust. 
  4. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the cheesecake is set. Run a sharp knife completely around the inside edge of the pan. Let it cool completely at room temperature. You can serve or refrigerate overnight. 
  5. To serve, remove sides of the pan. Garnish with strawberry slices,mint leaves and strawberry topping.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving - Calories: Calories from Fat 318, Fat:35.3 g, Saturated Fat:21.8 g, Carbohydrates:24.5 g, Sugar:11.8 g, Fiber:0.8 g, Protein:7.3 g, Cholesterol:152 mg, Calories from Fat 318, Sodium 264 mg, Vitamin A 25%, Calcium 8%, Vitamin C 20%, Iron 8%, Nutrition Grade D-, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On May 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm, Megan @ Pip and Ebby said...
Beautiful photo and the cheesecake looks delicious!!
On May 21, 2011 at 03:51 pm, Jen said...
Strawberry cheesecake is my favorite! There's just something about the sweet of the strawberry and the creamy cake that makes my heart happy. Look gorgeous!
On May 21, 2011 at 07:52 pm, Anne said...
This cake is GORGEOUS! Almost too pretty to eat! I bet it tastes as marvelous as it looks. Very nice.... : )
On May 21, 2011 at 08:13 pm, Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...
This is so gorgeous! I will be making this for my husband soon, cheesecake is his favorite!
On May 22, 2011 at 07:24 am, Liz said...
Such a gorgeous cheesecake...perfect for the delicious strawberries this spring! My daughter would love this (and me, too!).
On May 22, 2011 at 09:46 am, Lindsey at Burn Me Not said...
This cheesecake looks amazing! I can't wait to try it!!
On May 22, 2011 at 06:06 pm, megan said...
I love cheesecake! such a pretty picture too!
On May 24, 2011 at 03:07 pm, Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls said...
OMG! This is gorgeous! Bookmarked to make soon! New to your blog; happy I found you! Mary xo Delightful Bitefuls
On May 24, 2011 at 03:24 pm, Joy said...
Yum
On May 25, 2011 at 08:44 am, Sandra said...
Simple enough to make often. On the other hand way to delicious to make often, my treadmill would be worn out.
On May 27, 2011 at 01:16 pm, Jerry said...
Man this recipe looks AMAZING. Thanks for sharing and posting this!
On May 30, 2011 at 06:52 pm, Rita said...
This looks wonderful! ...and beautiful pic too! Rita http://ritasbasket.blogspot.com/
On July 07, 2011 at 02:44 pm, Jackie said...
Strawberries, cheesecake and chocolate all in one! This is a dream come true for us all!
On April 17, 2018 at 03:36 pm, Tolu said...
Hi. Do you think yogurt can be substituted for the sour cream. Stores in Nigeria don’t usually carry sour cream
Re:

Hi Tolu.

Yes, with fat yogurt. ( fat greek yogurt)

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