Strawberry Cheesecake-Cake

Bre Van Patten

By
@breonnavp

This is the cake to pull out all the stops for. This is the cake of all cakes. This is the cake that is too dangerous to leave at your own house, so you must make it for someone and leave it with them, because it is so sinful. Yes. This is the cake.


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Serves:

12-20 depending on slice size

Prep:

4 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr 35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3, 8 oz
packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 c
sugar
4 large
eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3 Tbsp
flour
1 1/2 Tbsp
lemon juice

STRAWBERRY CAKE

1 box
strawberry cake mix
3 large
eggs
1/2 c
butter, melted
1 c
warm water
1/2 pkg
strawberry jello mix

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1, 8 oz
package cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick
butter, room temerature
1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/3 c
heavy whipping cream

STRAWBERRY TOPPING

2 c
sliced strawberries
1 c
pureed strawberries
1/2 c
sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp
corn starch
tsp
the squeeze of half a lemon

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Take your springform pan, and grease the inside, then wrap the bottom outside and bottom outside edges with tin foil (this will ensure your cake batter does not leak out).

Mix together cake mix with suggested ingredients, along with strawberry jello mix. After thoroughly mixed, pour into greased pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 15 minutes, then remove from pan, and set aside to cool.
2
In mixer, whip your cream cheese and sugar. Once cream cheese/sugar is soft, mix in one egg at a time, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl after each ingredient is added. Then mix in your flour, vanilla, and lemon juice.
Lower oven temp to 300 degrees. Pour cheesecake batter into springform pan (no need to clean it even if some cake crumbs are still in it. It is nicely greased for the cheesecake), set pan on a baking sheet in the oven, and pour 2 cups of water into baking sheet, creating a water bath. Bake for 70 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool 25 minutes, then place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
3
While cheesecake is cooling, slice up your 2 cups of strawberries and set them aside. Puree your other two cups of strawberries, and pour into a small sauce pan, and turn on to medium high. Add sugar and lemon, stir until dissolved. Once at a simmer, in a cup, whisk together corn starch and 2 tablespoons of cold water. Slowly pour cornstarch mixture into simmering strawberries, whisking the entire time. Once thickened, remove from heat and let cool.
Once cooled, set aside half of the glaze, and fold other half of the glaze into sliced strawberries and set aside.
4
Clean and dry your mixer. Put softened cream cheese and butter into mixer, and whip. Scrape down sides and bottom. Pour in vanilla and sugar. Whip for 30 seconds or so. Then, pour in whipping cream and whip on high for 1-2 minutes. Frosting will become light and fluffy, just like whipped cream (but not as light). Set aside.
5
With a long bread knife, slice your strawberry cake in half. If you like, before you do this, place in freezer for 20 minutes first, to reduce crumb amount.

Dab a little frosting on plate your cake will be sitting on, and lay down your first layer of cake. Take your glaze that was set aside (without the sliced strawberries), and spread about half of that on top of cake. Very carefully, place your cooled cheesecake on top of cake layer. Spread the rest of plain glaze on the cheesecake layer. Then place last second layer of cake on top of that. Frost edges of cake, pour sliced strawberry glaze mix on top of the cake, not spreading it to the edges, then with piping bag, pipe frosting around edges to contain strawberry topping.
6
You can now either eat the cake, or refrigerate for a few hours before serving. Either way, enjoy a nice thick slice-- you earned it!! =)

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids