Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: The Cheese Cake Episodes
Like most people, if not all, I on occasion love to have a really good desert. One of my favorite deserts to have is Cheesecake. It just so happens that in my limited spare time I enjoy making cheesecakes from scratch.
Ladies and Gentlemen, what you are about to witness is the culmination of a special birthday Cheesecake I made for a good friend of mine’s Birthday today. Without further ado I give you The Cheesecake Episodes: Episode 1. My Torched Cherry Strawberry Cheesecake.
While you can’t really see it in the photos the strawberries in the center of the cake have all been sugar-coated. This is the first Strawberry themed Cheesecake I’ve ever made but it’s definitely one of the best I’ve ever made as well. How much do you think a cake like that would cost if it were bakery bought? To help you with that calculation. Take into account that my cake is 12 inches in diameter and nearly 3 inches in height.
I can’t wait for my friend to taste his special birthday cake. This is my own personal recipe made cake with secret ingredients that I shall not divulge. 😉 And while you can’t see the base of the cake as it’s still in the pan, I didn’t slack a minute. I made a graham cracker crust for the cake also and used some of the left over graham cracker crumbs to top the cake.
Prep time was approximately 45 mins for the organization and prep for the crust and batter. Bake time was another 1 and 1/2 hours at 275 degrees for the first hour and then reduced to 250 degrees the last half hour before being left to cool in the oven and then transferring to the fridge for overnight cooling. I generally let my cakes cool at least an hour or so before moving them to the fridge to cool.
Stay tuned for upcoming update episodes. Till next time this has been The Cheesecake Episodes: Episode 1 by THEJNSREPORT. If you have comments or want to share a recipe tip feel free to leave a comment.