I'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.This 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. 🙂Strawberry Cheesecake. Adapted from here.
1 cup crushed chocolate graham crackers
1/4 cup melted butter
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
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
32 ounces fresh strawberriesFor 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.Serve cold. Enjoy! xo. Emma
Wow, this Looks amazing! I absolutely LOVE cheese cakes 🙂 Have to try this out as well. Thank you very much!
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!
i baked it sunday and we all loved it 🙂
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.
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!
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. 🙂
Did you know if you type in the url as abeautifullmess.com on accident it redirects you to Fossil’s page? Clever bastards.
I have to try this one day! It looks so yummy 😀
Looks super delicious<3!
Definitely making this soon!