September 15, 2009

Cheesecake with Blueberry Topping


Another birthday cake!

How relieved is that when you don't have to scratch your head and think about what to buy for your loved one's birthday! You do want to impress someone with a creative gift, don't you?! And it's hard, isn't it?! Especially for my husband, my long time partner, it's quite challenging when we've been through a lot for so long. You don't really NEED something that you want to receive from your wife/husband on your birthday.

It's the beauty of loving to cook. While you are enjoying baking the birthday cake to your loved one, you are also anticipating how grateful he/she would be, and how satisfying and proud you would be to yourself.

(makes a 6" cake)
Ingredients:

Crust:
1 1/4 cup oreo cookie crumbs
1/3 cup melt unsalted butter

Filling:
450g cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Topping:
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp cornstarch

Directions:
Preheat oven at 350F.

Make the crust by mixing all the crust ingredients together.

Press the mixture onto the bottom of the spring form pan. Bake crust for 10 mins. Set aside to cool.

Turn down oven temperature to 275F.

Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and egg (one at a time). Mix in vanilla extract. Blend well.

Pour the filling over the cooled crust. Tap the pan on counter a few times to release all the air in the batter.

Bake in waterbath for an hour, or until the edge of the cheesecake is puffed but the center is still wobbly and wet looking.


Turn off the oven with the door slightly opened, let the cheesecake sit in the oven to cool completely, at least an hour.

Remove from water. Chill for overnight.

To prepare blueberry topping, combine all topping ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer, and cook until berries break down, about 4 mins. Let cool, then refrigerate.

Spoon topping over cake and serve.

25 comments:

Short and Bald said...

considering how much i love sweets, strangely i've never made a cheesecake. but your recipe won me over, i'm going to make your cheese cake! thanks for the recipe.

Simply Life said...

Oooh that cheesecake looks sooo good!

CheapAppetite said...

very nice cheesecake. The blueberry looks really delicious on the top. Great recipe:)

Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks so decadent! The oreo crust is a great idea!

Anncoo said...

This really makes me drooling :D I love cheesecakes.

Panda said...

make me one plsssssssssssssssss

Mama Mel said...

This looks SOOO delicious! Mmmmm..... :)

Divina Pe said...

Blueberries are still in season? Wow. I just love those berries. I love cheesecake too. I can imagine that it's so creamy and silky to the palate.

penny aka jeroxie said...

Looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing lovely!

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Yum, love cheesecake. This looks really good.

Southern Grace Gourmet said...

It clicks now, sorry! Found ya! Great cheesecake, I love it!

Jessie said...

beautiful looking cheesecake. I am a huge fan of cheesecake and your cake looks simply divine!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Drool worthy and decadent!!! :D

Patty said...

Wow! That cheesecake looks absolutely INCREDIBLE! I recently made a lime/lemon cheesecake with a chocolate crust, but I doubt that it is a tasty as your cheesecake! Your website is super adorable and so is your little one! Wanted to thank you for visiting my website today and definitely plan on visiting yours from here on out!

Jen said...

dear cousin, that cake looks sooooooo good. mmmmmm.

Baby Louis said...

It looks so tempting. Papa said Mama is addicted to bakery recently after the nice attempt on muffins. I'm sure Mama will try it soon. Hooray!

MaryMoh said...

That looks so gorgeous! It should never be in front of me. I'll probably finish the whole cake in no time. Still hv to safe guide my waisteline.

Helene said...

This is a beautiful cheesecake. I love that blueberry topping.

Angie's Recipes said...

Cheesecake is my all time favourite. The blueberry topping, oreo crust and cheese are classic together.

Angie's Recipes

DINING WITH BATALI said...

Very impressive! I need to try this next week! Thanks for sharing

Veronica Lee said...

OMG!! That looks really yummy!!

Thanks for sharing.

Karine said...

This cheesecake looks so good! I love it! Can I have some?

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

What a beautiful cheesecake. I haven't made a cheesecake in a long time. I love the blueberry topping... This is going on my "must bake" list...

Jennette said...

yummy,
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Chris Stewart said...

I may try this with raspberries.