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!
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
2 additional Egg yokes
1 1/4 cup Whipping cream
Oven Temp ~ 500° - 225°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9-inch springform pan
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.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!