Thursday, June 21, 2012

reality V's cheescake

Because I really don't want to talk about or think about the reality that I am about to face (going back to work, trying to find child care etc, etc...) I thought I would show you the easy peasy baked cheesecake I made the other week!
My little brother had been going on and on about a craving for baked cheesecake and seeing as I LOVE cheesecake (of any kind) I kindly baked one! (And gave him a whole half!)
Along the cooking route I sent him little photo teasers...

Base done. Chilling in the fridge.

Mmm. Mixture all combined.

Added some frozen raspberries and ready to pop in the oven.

Out of the oven and ready for the fridge. (Won't be ready till about 7.30pm)

Look at that! Awesome!

oh it's so good! 
When he saw the second last photo the response I got back was "I'm on my way!" and he turned up a little later.
This would have to be one of the easiest cheesecakes I have EVER made.
I just took the basic recipe from a Woman's Weekly cookbook (you never can go wrong with WW recipes) omitted lemon rind and mixed spice and added some frozen raspberries to the mixture.

Baked Vanilla & Raspberry Cheesecake

250g plain sweet biscuits
125g butter, melted
4 eggs
165g caster sugar
500g cream cheese - SOFTENED
Lots of frozen raspberries (or your filling of choice!)

1. Process biscuits till fine. Add melted butter. Process till combined. Press mixture over base and sides of 20cm spring form tin. Pop it in the fridge.
2. Preheat oven to 160/140 fan-forced
3. Beat eggs and sugar in a bowl with electric mixer until thick and creamy. Beat softened cream cheese till smooth. Add the egg/sugar mixture to the cream cheese and beat till combined.
5. Add any desired filling - in my case it was the frozen raspberries
6.  Pop the mixture into the base and into the oven for about 50 mins. leave to cool in the oven with the door slightly ajar and then refrigerate for around 3 hours or over night.

EASY! Sometimes I find reading recipes confusing and hard and need to pull them apart and re write them out to make them easy for me. Does anyone else have to do this?


  1. That looks so delicious and is exactly what I feel like right now.

  2. Oh yum, looks beautiful. Thanks for posting this, I needed a weekend recipe for when the weather has forced me inside!

  3. I don't rewrite recipes but do it in my head, I read then change the steps to the easiest way to execute...I should probably try rewriting, might be easier on my poor head =S that cheesecake looks lovely and comforting...

    Mrs A

  4. I can't believe reality! Lots of Mums in our group are starting to go back to work but not full time, I'm in awe of you!
    Also incredibly hungry nowadays I can see why your brother raced over haha

  5. I love cheesecakes, specially blueberry. Will have to try your recipe with blueberries!!!

    I really hope everything turns out OK for you, Abi and the child care situation. I bet Abi will love it. I think this 'going back to work after having a baby' business is harder on us Mums than the babies.

    Take care!


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