Yesterday I went out for dinner to celebrate my best friend’s birthday. His favourite type of cake is a blueberry cheesecake. I thought I’d do something a little different by creating a cake with two different layers. I also paired it with a strawberry sauce, which I thought added a nice touch to it. You can find the recipe for it here. I personally prefer a thin biscuit base, so if you prefer a thicker base or prefer the biscuit layer to cover the sides, then add more biscuit crumbs and butter accordingly. No Bake Berry Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce Adapted from Philadelphia and J cupcakes Ingredients
- 1 cup sweet biscuit crumbs
- 80g butter, melted
- 500g of cream cheese, softened (at room temperature)
- 200ml heavy whipping cream
- 12g gelatine, ¼ cup boiling water
- ½ cup caster sugar
- ¼ cup strawberry puree
- ¼ cup blueberry puree
- Blueberries and strawberries, extra, for decorating (optional)
- Dried roses (optional)
- Mix the butter with the biscuit crumbs and press into the base of your lined and greased 18cm round spring form pan. Refrigerate.
- Beat the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form.
- In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar with an electric mixer, until smooth.
- Fold in the whipping cream into the cream cheese batter.
- Separate the mixture into two bowls, evenly. In one of these bowls, mix in the blueberry puree and 6g gelatine, dissolved in 1/4cup of boiling water until well combined.
- Pour blueberry cheesecake mix into the springform and spread evenly. Chill the whole pan in the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Repeat step 5 with the other half of the cheesecake mixture, but with the strawberry puree. Pour the strawberry cheesecake mixture on top of the blueberry layer, spreading it out evenly on the top. Refrigerate the whole pan overnight to set.
- Remove from pan and serve with fresh strawberries and strawberry sauce, which you can follow here.
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I paired made this sauce last night to go with my no bake berry cheesecake, which you can find here. I based my recipe on Emeril Lagasse’s raspberry sauce from his show Emeril Live, episode on Terrines. I just substituted the raspberries with strawberries. I added a little more sugar since I found that my cheesecake needed just that little more of sweetness to it. This sauce still has a nice tartness to it though.
Adapted from Emeril Live, 2000
- 500g strawberries (2 punnets)
- 1/3cup caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Wash strawberries and remove the stems. Roughly chop them up.
- Place strawberries, sugar and lemon juice into a saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat and stir it occasionally with a wooden spoon. The strawberries will breakdown after a few minutes. Continue stirring and cooking until sauce thickens (roughly 15 minutes).
- Remove from the heat and blend the sauce to remove any clumps. Refrigerate until ready to use.
This would be nice served with a cheesecake, like I did, or on top of some ice cream!
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My brother bought me a KitchenAid just the other day. He supplies me with the machinery, I bake the food and he eats it. That’s just how we roll. I ain’t complaining because my old stand mixer gave up after serving my mother and I well for the last 10 years. So in celebration of receiving this new machine, I thought it was a great idea to bake a simple cake as a test run. Strawberries are also in season at the moment, so I’m going to utilise them as much as possible in desserts. You can use any other berries, if you’d like. I’m just using what is in season. Any who, the recipe below was adapted from Linda Lomelino’s Summer Cake recipe from her beautiful food blog, Call me cupcake. Her recipes and food photography are on point!
Adapted from Call me Cupcake’s Berry Summer Cake recipe.
- 85g butter, at room temperature
- 1 ½ (188g) self-raising flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp table salt
- 1/3 cup caster sugar
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup (118ml) milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 400g strawberries (hulled and halved)
- Icing sugar, for dusting (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180oC. Line you pie pan 25cm (10 inch) or 23cm(9inch) cake pan with baking paper and grease the sides with butter.
- Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the egg, milk and vanilla, and mix until well combined.
- Slowly add the sifted dry ingredients into the egg and butter mixture until batter is smooth.
- Pour mixture into your cake tin and place your strawberries on top.
- Bake for 10mins at 180oC, then reduce the temperature to 150oC and bake for another 30-50 minutes or until the surface of the cake is golden brown and skewer is clean when placed in the centre of cake.
- Remove cake from oven and allow it to cool in its tin before turning it out.
- Serve when cooled and dust some icing sugar over the top.
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