I made this cheesecake a few months ago. I added chocolate chips to the mix and instead of the graham cracker crust, I used shortbread cookies. I made a dark chocolate ganache to the top of the cheesecake...mmm mmm good!! Next time I'll make a turtle cheesecake. The possiblities are endless.
Well, I THINK I did everything according to the recipe but mine didn't come out creamy at all. It was just another cakey sort of bland cheesecake. So I'm off to keep looking for something that is truly creamy and full of flavor.
Well, I did it! Made my first cheesecake over the weekend. It didn't come out so pretty, but it sure tastes yummy! I don't know why but it came out with a huge crack in it - LOL! Sides got a little brown but it doesn't taste burnt. If anyone can help me with my errors I would truly appreciate it. I noticed while it was baking that it came way above the edge of my Pampered Chef 9" Springform Pan and then it settled down only having the edges a little over the sides of the pan. Oh well, I will try again but next time I'm going to use Kittencal's other cheesecake recipe that she was kind enough to show me. I'm a little embarassed to put the picture on but I will anyway. Ha, ha!
I cut this recipe down to fit into a 5" springform pan to make a cute mini cheesecake for Valentine's Day. I did ended up doubling the crust though (but I like lots of crust on my cheesecake anyway) I made it plain. I had other plans for this recipe but the batter seemed a bit thick to follow through with it. That said, it is a creamy and delicious basic cheesecake. Can be enjoyed as is or with your favourite toppings. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
This cheesecake is amazing!
Delicious, of course! I took this to a friend's ladies-night-out get together and she topped it with her homemade blackberry sauce using blackberries from her garden. I admit that this cracked for me, although with the topping it didn't matter; I probably need more practice! I also loved the simplicity of the bottom-only crust. Thanks, Kittencal! Made for 123 Hit Wonders.
I made this cheesecake for the first time tonight........I added 1/4 cup of Kaluaha (sp), and it was delicious. This is now my basic cheesecake recipe. I agree the possibilities are endless
Hi made this for Easter dessert and it was a great hit. I did make a couple of revisions on the recipe. I upped the half and half by 1/4 cup, bringing it to 1 cup and I did not leave the cheesecake in the oven for the additional hour. I took it out right away and left it on the counter to cool and then put in the refrigerator to chill. It did not crack. I didn't want it to dry out in the oven for an hour. It was so creamy and good. I would make this again, In fact this one will replace my old recipe and be a family favorite. I already have people asking for the recipe.
This is my new basic cheesecake recipe--it turned out so creamy and smooth. Thanks for posting it!