Thursday, December 06, 2007

Ma's Cheese Cake

In preparation for Mom's Saturday birthday I am making a cheesecake. Everyone in the family loves cheesecake. I make it several days ahead so the flavours gel. Tomorrow I'll top it with raspberry glaze.
The graham cracker crust.
The cake waiting to be cooked.

The Recipe Bake 60-70 minutes 275 degrees

CRUST 2 cups crushed graham crackers, 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 TBS sugar, 1 stick melted butter or margarine. Mix together and press in bottom of an ungreased spring form pan.

CAKE 1 1/4 cups sugar creamed with 2, 80z packages of cream cheese. Add 4 eggs one at a time. Add 3 cups sour cream one at a time. 2tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp almond extract. Blend well and pour over crust.

OPTIONAL TOPPING Mix together a 10 0z bag of frozen raspberries, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water and 1 1/2 TBS cornstarch. Cook till thick and glazed. Pour over chilled cake. (strain seeds before pouring if desired).

Chill cake 8 hrs.


human being said...

What a cosy place! The atmosphere, the mood, the look, the words, all can keep one here for hours...
I was just passing by.. now I see it's more than 15 minutes that I'm devoring your cake and your friendly words and your lovely pictures!!!
Happy bithday to your mom!

human being said...

sorry: devouring

ANDREA said...

Hi Suki, sounds as if you have a new reader and a sweet tooth;)

Hmm, I'm devouring the cake too, I don't think there will be any left until your mom's birthday...

Yummy. I'm not good at baking cakes but now I COULD do a cheesecake with your recipe, if I wanted.
Have a nice day
PS is it still night there?

ANDREA said...

I apologize for my bad grammar, I should always re-read what I write,
I meant it sounds as if you had a new reader who is a sweet tooth too.

Cris in Oregon said...

Yummmmm Wow can I come too? lol. That cheese cakes sounds & looks wonderful.

FIVE DEGREES OUT? DANG. That is COLD... I can see why florida is looking good about now. lol

Elizabeth said...

This looks to die for... save me a slice? Happy Birthday to your Mum for me on Saturday; I hope you all have a super lovely day together :-) It's about 16 degrees here but high winds and lots of rain... I'd like to give Florida a try too: I'll meet you on the Keys ;-)

sukipoet said...

Thanks to all for your comments and happy birthday wishes for Mom. I'll mail slices of the cake to you.

I am not good at baking regular cake, it always falls, but cheesecake for some reason comes out ok.

sukipoet said...

Andrea how can I answer your ? is it still night here??? Usually I write on my blog in the daylight hours, I can say that much. When it's midnight in Paris I think it's 6 hours earlier here?? so it'd be 6 pm which now at this time of year is dark or night.????

Lynn said...

This will be yummy! coming over for a slice! Today is my daughter's 39th birthday, and yesterday was my brother's 71st!
Happy Birthday to all theses generations! Happy Birthday Suki's MOM!

sukipoet said...

Andrea up at 2am. YOu are a night owl. Yes, I was making the cake early in the am around 8:30 am but it gets light here around 7 am now because we changed the clocks. Maybe you don't do that in France??? We move our clocks back an hour so it is light earlier in the am.