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Killer Cheese Cake Recipe

I used to be totally intimidated by cheesecake, now I just want to make more!
This is a basic delicious Killer Cheese Cake that you can spruce up with sugared strawberries or blueberries on top, but it is killer just plain. Yummy!

Killer Cheesecake on blue plate
2.5 lbs Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 3/4 cups Granulated sugar
3 Tb All-purpose flour
Zest of 1 Lemon
Zest of 1 Orange
1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
5 Eggs
2 additional Egg yokes
1 1/4 cup Whipping cream

Oven Temp ~ 500° - 225°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9-inch springform pan
Preheat oven, line pan generously with butter and patted with graham cracker crumbs.

With an electric beater, mix in the cream cheese, sugar, flour, orange, lemon zests and vanilla until smooth. Add the eggs and yokes, beating in one at a time, and finally the whipping cream.

Pour the mixture into prepared springform pan and bake for 10 minutes or until the top of Killer Cheese Cake turns golden brown.
Reduce oven temperature and bake for one hour longer.

Remove cheese cake from oven and cool on a rack until it reaches room temperature. Then release the sides of the pan. Do not remove the bottom of the pan. Place Killer Cheese Cake on a platter. Top with fruit or glaze if desired and serve.

Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 161 g
Calories 523
Calories from Fat 355
Total Fat 39.4g 61%
Saturated Fat 24.0g 120%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 311mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 34.1g 11%
Sugars 29.6g
Protein 10.4g
Vitamin A 31% • Vitamin C 3% • Calcium 10% • Iron 9%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!