Strawberry Cheesecake

Best strawberry cheesecakeI've made a few different kinds of cheesecake before but I wouldn't say that I have a favorite go-to recipe. Until now. Trey loves cheesecake. So overtime I'd like to develop what I consider to be the perfect cheesecake recipe. My mother-in-law has an apple pie recipe that she swears by, and it's her husband's favorite. It's just kind of a cute thing they have. I love it. So I'm on the hunt for my perfect cheesecake recipe.Easy strawberry cheesecake recipeThis one is very, very good. It has a chocolate graham cracker crust. A thick, creamy but not overly sweet cheesecake. And then a sweet strawberry topping. I will definitely be making this again! And in case you're wondering, yes, it is Trey approved. 🙂Fresh strawberriesStrawberry Cheesecake. Adapted from here

Crust:
1 cup crushed chocolate graham crackers
1/4 cup melted butter

Cake:
5 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 eggs + 2 egg yolks 
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest

Topping:
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
32 ounces fresh strawberriesNew york style cheesecakeFor the crust, crush the graham crackers in a food processor or blender. Stir in the melted butter. Then press the crust into the bottom of a greased spring form pan.

For the cake, blend together the softened cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla extract until well combined and almost fluffy. Blend in the eggs and yolks with a low setting (if using an electric mixer) until just combined. Stir in the milk and lemon zest. Pour the batter over the prepared crust and bake at 325°F for 1 1/2 hours. Allow to cool for 15-20 minutes before refrigerating.

For the topping, first set aside 15-16 strawberries for the topping. In a pot combine the water, sugar and the remaining strawberries (tops removed) and cook over low heat. Mash the strawberries into a paste and allow to simmer until the liquid has reduced slightly. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Reserve about 1/4 of the liquid.

Spread the strawberry topping over the cheesecake. Press the 15-16 top strawberries into the jam. Now drizzle that reserved liquid over the top of these strawberries so they are all slightly sweetened.New york style strawberry cheesecakeServe cold. Enjoy! xo. Emma

  • Wow, this Looks amazing! I absolutely LOVE cheese cakes 🙂 Have to try this out as well. Thank you very much!

    Marie

  • This cheesecake looks so good. I am going to have to make this as strawberry cheesecakes are my favourite. And talking about making a dessert for your partner, I’m going to have to learn to make the perfect coffee and walnut cake.

  • Mmmm… this looks soo yummy!

    Rose

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  • oh, this always confuses me. When a recipe calls for “flour” does it mean self-rising flour or regular??

  • Try this recipe from allrecipes.com. I’ve made it for years, and it always gets loads of compliments. It tastes best after it’s sat in the fridge for a day or two. You can change it up, too, by using chocolate graham crackers instead of regular.

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chantals-new-york-cheesecake/

  • I think trying to master Trey’s favorite dessert is really cute. My fiancé’s favorite is fruit crumble, especially a rhubarb crumble that I make. Every year, he requests it for his birthday instead of cake.

  • Last week-end, I was saying to my fiancé that I need a cheesecake recipe… That’s a good thing on my to-do list!

  • Craving strawberries now! This recipe is amazingg!

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  • Yummy…

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  • I’ve never actually made a baked cheesecake, but reading your post definately makes me want to bake one! (Looks delish)

  • Oh my god, this looks insanely delicious! Thanks for sharing, I’ll definitely be trying out this cheesecake recipe! 🙂

  • Looks so delicious! I made one too a few weeks ago and the best compliment ever I could get, was the one of my boyfriend: “Tastes like the cheesecake from my mother!” …puhh, finally:) Here is the recipe… for your german readers 🙂 http://www.lybstes.de/2013/03/24/ich-will-erdbeeren-rhabarber-und-käsekuchen-ich-will-sommer/#permalink

  • Cheesecake, mumbling on the cheesecake… I love cheesecake! I once tried to make one with strawberries as well, but it didn´t work out at all. Yours looks so much better. 🙂

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  • Hi Emma! I have a quick tip so your cheesecake doesnt fall in the middle- cook the cheesecake in a water bath! Basically you take the springform pan and line the outside with tin foil. Then you place it in a roasting pan and fill the roasting pan with water to come about halfway up the sides. Then bake. This keeps the temperature regulated and doesn’t expand the edges of your cake too quickly. I also think you are cooking your cheesecake for too long. Try only cooking it for 1 hour and see what happens.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  • This looks so delicious, I must try making this sometime in summer!

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    xx

  • yes please
    i tried your pumpking and sweet onion tortilla recipe once (many times, actually), and it was GREAT on top of super simple to make, so i have high expectations on this one. i’ll give it a try.

  • Wowwww your cake looks so good!
    I’ve only tried making them twice before, one time was a massive failure… still to this day, I have no idea what went wrong.
    Definitely will be trying out your recipe soon though!

    x Eva

  • Ooh this looks amazing! My boyfriend is obsessed with éclairs, I keep saying that I’ll make them for him but haven’t quite gotten around to it yet…

  • I’m all about those special recipes…congrats on your quest to find the perfect cheesecake!

  • It looks fantastic! Can you believe that I have never made a cheesecake???? I know, unacceptable!:)
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.com

  • Wow it looks yummy, recipes are all the range this week I just posted about mini chocolate donuts! I will definitely be trying this though.

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  • Inspiring! Thank you for sharing xx

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  • OoOo this looks so much like one of my favorites–ricotta cheese cake! 😀 Awesome recipe <3

  • I have been searching for a easy and great recipe, have to try this .

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  • i absolutely love cheesecake! and strawberries 🙂 thanks for sharing! x
    – Jianine

  • Yum!
    This looks wonderful 🙂

    xx gee @ http://andgeesaid.blogspot.com.au/

  • Going to put this one on my ‘to try list’….it looks divine. Thanks for sharing.

  • Yummy, yummy! I keep this to try later :).

    xx
    www.serendipitystyle7.blogspot.com

  • Oh my this looks so delicious!

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  • That is one beautiful cheesecake!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • Strawberries + cheesecake = perfection!
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  • cheesecakes are one of the best things ever created.
    can’t wait to try this one! looks delish. x

  • http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/caramel-apple-cheesecake-recipe/index.html

    I forgot to post the link!

  • Mmm yum. My husband is wild about strawberries and cheesecake so I best be trying this recipe! We recently came up with a really yummy strawberry lavender jam (inspired from jam we had at an inn in Georgia) that would go perfectly with smooth & creamy cheesecake!

    I’ll let you know how it goes! Xoxo

  • Yum! Cheesecake is my favourite dessert will definitely give this a try

    Jess x
    http://aroseandapeony.blogspot.com.au/

  • My husband adores cheesecake, and in the 9 years we have been together I’ve only made 1!

    Perhaps I need to try this and win his heart even more?

  • You really need to try Bobby Flay’s cheesecake recipe – the link is to a caramel apple version but the actual cheesecake recipe my Brother makes for our family and it’s so delicious and has so many different levels to the flavor with the bourbon, vanilla bean, and orange & lemon zest coming through – it’s the best cheesecake I’ve ever had!

  • Anything with strawberries and I’m in. I was addicted to strawberry cheesecake ice cream fro Thriftys as a kid.
    Jana @
    333 Days of Hand Lettering

  • I am a cake lady. Always was and always will be!
    I live with my best friend together and she makes me cake really often… the next time she has to make me this recipe! it looks awesome!

    Kisses from germany
    B & B

    http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/

  • Oh my god, that looks absolutely delicious! As a cheesecake lover I’m definitely going to try this. Thanks for the recipe and great pictures.

  • Strawberry Cheesecake is the perfect dessert to enjoy when it’s hot!

    Ahhh that looks so good!

  • Looks perfect.. and now I am craving sweet stuff!! 🙂 Rosie x

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  • I’ve never tried doing a baked cheesecake! Look forward to trying this! 🙂

    Lulu xx

    http://luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

  • this cheesecake looks amazing!
    xoxo
    kareena
    http://losangelesbrunette.blogspot.com/

  • This looks and sounds soooo good! xx

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  • That is seriously one gorgeous looking classic strawberry cheesecake. So beautiful!

  • oh I miss a good cheesecake! so hard to find in Paris!!

    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

  • My recipe is quite different but I will definitely be trying this one sometimes 🙂

  • Oh yum! so pretty too!

    xo Lisa
    http://www.makinglifeslemons.com/

  • Baked cheesecakes are a relatively new concept to me – my go to cheesecake recipe is a no-bake one with cream cheese. I must post a recipe soon – its divine. This baked one looks pretty fab too.

    Martina
    http://snapshotsandwhatnots.typepad.com

  • Delicious, you can never go wrong with cheesecake! I usually make them with raspberries and a little bit of lemon.

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  • Haha! What timing! I shared my no-bake chocolate cheesecake recipe on my blog yesterday. http://chiakicreates.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/recipe-no-bake-dark-chocolate-cheesecake/ I’m not mad on baked cheesecake but this does indeed look really yummy so I have to give it a go! Thanks for sharing! xx

  • Wish strawberries were in season here in New Zealand!

    Carina xx
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  • Oh this looks delicious! I have got to give this a try!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
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  • That looks amazing! My husband would love that, I definitely have to make it for him, and I have the perfect pan for it. Love!

  • This looks heavenly!! I’ll have to try it 🙂

    Erica
    sweet-endeavors.blogspot.com

  • Looks beyond yummy!!
    XO
    Dana Ivy
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  • I loooooove strawb cheesecake!

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  • OMG. I love cheesecake, but I’ve never tried to make it from scratch. I’ll definitely be trying it now! Looks delicious 🙂

    ♥Brooke
    http://youreinbrookelynn.blogspot.com/

  • Try this easy, no bake recipe:

    Either make or buy a crust of your choice. I love using crushed pretzels and butter.

    8 oz cream cheese
    8 oz sour cream
    Dash of vanilla
    1 1/2-2 C of sugar
    Mix well.
    Add 8 oz Cool Whip mix thoroughly

    Pour into crust and let sit 2 hours. Or overnight. It gets better over night.

    This is my easy go-to. Give it a try!

  • Cheesecake is my husband’s favorite too! His mom makes him cheesecake every single year for his birthday and I’ve taken on that responsibility while trying to elevate it a bit 😉

  • I often find cheescake a bit too heavy, but this looks delightful!

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  • Mmm.. looks so tasty! I love cheesecake so much. I would eat it daily if that wasn’t a terrible idea for the waistline.. aha.

    I need to get a spring form pan so I can make cheese cakes! It has definitely been on my list for awhile!

    Alex from www.polkadottedpixels.com

  • As long as you’re on the hunt, if you haven’t tried Joy of Cooking’s Cheesecake Cockaigne*, I cannot speak highly enough of it. It is a simple recipe that can be easily modified for any flavor that suits your mood, and it is topped with an unusual, but totally mind-blowing sour cream topping, which also conveniently covers any sinking and/or cracking that perfectionists and cheesecake connoisseurs so abhor.

    *Cockaigne, a mythical land of pleasure and luxury, denotes each of their all-time-favorite, go-to recipes

  • You’ve now inspired me to come up with a husband-approved lemon tart recipe!

  • This one looks delicious. I will get kesam instead, because I live in Norway and you cannot buy cream cheese, but kesam will do it! (For those who are from scandinavia!)

  • Looks great! I’m not a big fan of cheesecake personally (not like I wouldn’t eat one, though..) but my sister LOVES them. I’ll definitely give this recipe a try for her, maybe in mini cheesecake form.

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