Monday, August 16, 2010

The Big Cheese

I heart cheese! Cheese in all shapes and forms, from soft stinky gorgonzola to gooey brie and everything in between. I have also shared another dirty little secret with you here, about my love affair with sugar and my tendency to eat dessert for dinner. Seeing as cheese + sugar = cheesecake, you can safely conclude that cheesecake is a weakness for me. This weekend I made the most delectable baked cheesecake, I just managed to steal myself a piece before the rest of my family attacked it. I got the recipe out of my new favourite cake book. This is a New York cheesecake.

{hmmm lets get started}

{quick taste test}

{this cheesecake is full on flavour and FAT, it takes almost 4 tubs of cream cheese, yikes!}

New York Cheese Cake:



85 g butter
280 g digestive biscuits


900 g good quality cream cheese
250 g Sugar
45 ml Flour
3 eggs and 1 yolk
250 ml sour cream
7.5 ml Vanilla essence


250 ml sour cream
15 ml Castor Sugar
Juice from 1 lemon


Preheat Oven to 180 °C. Grease and line a 23 cm spring form cake pan.
For the crust, melt the butter in the microwave, and then stir into the crushed biscuits.
Press crushed biscuits into base and sides of pan. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Cool while preparing the filling. Increase the oven setting to 230° C.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, with the paddle attachment beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add the sugar and flour and continue beating for another 3 minutes. Add the eggs and yolk one at a time. Stir in sour cream and vanilla essence.
Pour filling into prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 110° C and bake for a further 30 minutes. Switch off oven and open door, leave to cool in the oven for at least 2 hours.
In a medium bowl, stir the sour cream, castor sugar and lemon juice together until the sugar has dissolved. Pour over the cooled cheesecake and refrigerate overnight.


  1. Ah that's such a cute post! I love smelly cheeses too! This cheese cake looks totally delectable. x

  2. Totally adorbs - I love that get up! So excited to see what you cook up next! x

  3. I can't express how gorgeous that cheesecake looks. Yum! Will have to try that once I get an electric whisk thingy!

  4. yikes. i might try this. so much for dieting...
    it looks SOOOOO good :))

    <33 [v] hobovogue

  5. looks soo good! love your blog <3

  6. digestive biscuits? never heard of those?

  7. Going to giove this one a try. My previous cheese cake was a bit of a flop. Looks divine!

  8. Looks delicious! I love baked cheesecake.

    I am also a cheese lover. Love it too much for my own good!

  9. Thanks for sharing, it looks very delicious! I will try.

    xx fesi-fashion

  10. That cheesecake looks so delicious. Yum!!!:)SarahD

  11. oooh I was just saying to my boyfriend, I want a cheesecake!! It looks delicious! Now I really want one :D

    x Bianca

    ps. I saw you added me on twitter, but when I opened the link your page, it didn't exist?

  12. OMG OMG OMG - this looks amazing! I am a fellow cheese lover - the stinkier, the better!

  13. Love this!! And love your blog! xo

  14. Yummy!! Looks divine, wish I could have a big slice of that now ;)

  15. Oh my GOD, that looks delicious. I love cheese cake (and cheese) far too much... you just gave me the biggest craving ever! x

  16. wow.. excuse me while i ago wipe away my drool.

  17. Guess who now gets to bring dessert?... ;-)

  18. Cheese... The love of my life!