Tuesday, July 30, 2013

♥ Strawberry Glazed Cheese Cake

For this little delightful dessert, I baked a vanilla cake just to keep  it simple. I sliced the layer in half and between each layer I spread a generous amount of no-bake cheesecake filling. Then I topped it with some fresh whole strawberries.  To top it all off,  I poured on a strawberry glaze. It's incredible!

Strawberry Glazed Cheese Cake

1 super moist vanilla cake mix
1 egg
butter, melted

Follow the directions on any super moist vanilla cake mix you choose (I like Duncan Hines), however, replace the oil in the recipe and use melted butter instead. Replace the water in the recipe and use whole milk instead. Add one more large egg than the directions call for, and then follow the directions for baking. Once cake has finished baking, allow it to cool completely.

No Bake Cheese Cake Filling

24 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
2/3 cups plus 6 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

In the electric mixer on high speed whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form and set aside. Then in another bowl, on medium speed, mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until light and creamy. Fold in the whipped cream.

Strawberry Glaze

2 pounds (32 oz.) fresh strawberries, stems removed
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon corn starch

Combine the water, strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a large saucepan on high heat. Stir thoroughly while bringing it up to a boil. After the mixture begins to

boil, reduce the heat to low, and allow to cook for up to ten minutes, occasionally stirring throughout. As the strawberries soften, use a wooden spoon to break them in pieces to release the flavors from the strawberries.

Remove from heat. Using a strainer, pour liquid into a bowl ensuring to press as much juices through strainer with wooden spoon. Dispose any of the solid strawberries leftover from mixture, and return liquid to pan on low heat. Meanwhile, whisk the cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. Then, pour into the simmering pan of strawberry juice. Increase heat to high, and continue to whisk the mixture until it thickens into a glaze (approximately 3-5 minutes). Remove glaze from heat, and pour into separate bowl to cool down. Once the glaze has reached room temperature, place in refrigerator until it is chilled.

Cake Assembly

Make cake as directed and cool completely. With long serrated knife, slice one cake layer in half lengthwise to make it evenly flat on top. Generously pour and spread cheese cake filling on top of bottom layer and top with second layer. With flat spatula spread more filling all around the sides and top. Place fresh strawberries on top of cake and top with strawberry glaze. If desired, apply cake crumbs to the sides of cake for an added garnish. 

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1 comment:

  1. This looks amazing! What size pan do you recommend for the cake? Looks like you made individual cakes which is a great idea too! Thanks for sharing : )


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