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Sour Cherry Cheesecake

Last Saturday was a birthday celebration for Jim.  He belongs to my good (and somewhat competitive) friend Joy. :)  Joy had asked me to make a cheesecake as it is Jim's favourite.  I love cheesecake myself but I don't have that tried and true recipe yet.  I came across The Perfect Cheesecake recipe.  Given that the Perfect Chocolate Cake recipe is my tried and true for chocolate cake I figured this could my Perfect Cheesecake recipe.

For this cake I did a recipe and a half.  That's 6 packages of cream cheese!  After covering the 11" spring-form pan in 4 layers of tin foil, the water bath still leaked into the crust.  Grr!  One day I will figure out how to prevent it.  I was asked at the party if I had any tips on how to make a cheesecake. What I've found for the last few I made is that you need to follow the instructions exactly!  If it says to mix for 4 minutes, you mix for 4 minutes.  For the topping I took Joy's tip and bought jarred sour cherries and put them in a pot to heat up and added some corn starch to thicken up the sauce.  I added about a 1/4 cup of sugar as well.  Let me tell you after several trips to different groceries stores, the jarred sour cherries are only available at the SuperStore!

I am so sad that we had to leave the party early and missed getting to have a piece of cake. Oh well, next time!

For the kiddos I made vanilla and chocolate cupcakes.


  1. It was an awesome cake. And the icing on the chocolate cupcakes was insanely addictive. I wish I could order another cheesecake for Desmond`s party, but yanno, kids and this insane need for icing. Many thanks!


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