The Best Cheesecake (with strawberries)

strawberry cheesecake

This is my favorite cheesecake recipe, I have yet to find better one. Nice buttery-cookie base; creamy, lemony cheese filling…mmm not many cakes can compete with a good cheesecake.

 

MORE SWEET RECIPES:

Melt-In-Your-Mouth French Macarons

Tangy Lemon Madeleines

Chocolate Soufflé Cake

Cherry Marzipan Sheet Cake

Cream Puffs with Vanilla Mousseline Cream

Coconut Balls Dipped in Chocolate

 

Well that being said, let’s get baking!

For the crust:

300 g  digestive biscuits (crushed to crumbs)

140 g butter melted

1 tablespoon caster sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

For cheese batter:

700 g cream cheese

80 g sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

juice and zest of 1 lemon

3 eggs

For sour cream topping:

400 g sour cream

40 g caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

 

 

  1. Line the cake pan (30 cm in diameter) with baking paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (355°F).
  3. For cookie crust combine all ingredients together and press the mixture into the bottom of cake pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Bring the oven temperature down to 150°C(300°F).
  5. In a bowl add cheese and sugar, mix few minutes until sugar is combined with cheese and whole mixture looks creamy and light (but don’t over-whip). Add vanilla, lemon juice and zest and one by one egg.
  6. Pour the mixture over the crust. Bake 35 minutes until edges start to separate from the pan and the middle is still little bit wobbly.
  7. Prepare sour cream topping. With a hand whisk mix all ingredients together . Gently spread over baked cheesecake put back in the oven for 10 minutes.
  8. Allow the cake to cool at room temperature, before storing in refrigerator over night.

For cake on picture I used fresh strawberries because they were in season. Just strawberry halves layered on top of cooled cake and covered with strawberry flavoured jello.

strawberry cheesecake

 

If you have any questions write in a comment and I will be happy to answer them.

Happy baking!

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