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Friday, February 24, 2012

Butterscotch Cranberry Cheesecake

My son turned 14 yesterday!  A young handsome teenager who has grown so tall in the past year.  I'm not a tall person, just average for an Asian woman and it's no effort at all for him to more than catch up with me in height! Phew! Thank God, he takes after his dad in that department.  He loves cheesecake and he is a big fan of football especially English League.  So, yes, I baked him a cheesecake with a footballer figurine on it.  I wanted to decorate the cake with mini 'football' chocolates but since I don't have the time, decided to use marshmallows instead.

The original recipe is actually called Butterscotch Pecan Cheesecake but since my son doesn't like nuts in his cake, I used dried cranberries instead.  This cake is dense and creamy.  The cheese is smooth but not too rich.  The chocolaty biscuit base adds flavor to the cheese and the cranberries adds chewiness to the texture. The butterscotch topping, it just compliments the whole cake.  This is an easy and wonderful recipe.  I shall definitely repeat baking this.






 Here's the recipe:

Base:
150g Plain chocolate biscuit
80g melted butter

Filling:
500g cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar (I used less sugar - 130g)
2 eggs
1 tbsp plain flour
1/2 cup (60g) roasted pecans, chopped finely (I used 70g dried cranberries)

Butterscotch topping:
1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed brow sugar
40g butter
1 tbsp cream

1. Preheat oven to 160d celsius.
2. Process biscuits until fine, add butter, process until combined. Press mixture over base of 20cm springform tin. Place tin on oven tray, refrigerate 30 mins.
3. Make filling by beating cheese, vanilla, sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer until smooth; beat in eggs. Stir in flour and nuts (cranberries).
4. Pour into tin over biscuit base; bake about 45 mins. Cool cheesecake in oven door ajar.
5. Make butterscotch topping by heating ingredients in small saucepan until smooth.
6. Spread topping over cheesecake. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.

                            
                 My son all grown up.  Isn't he handsome?              Mmm..delicious!

Happy Birthday, Bry!  From now on, shorty mommy has to 'look up' to you! lol...we love you lots!

22 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, Bry! Everyone loves you! Hey, how about a hug and a kiss for a present? hehehe!
    The cake looks so yummy...any more to share?? See you...!!!

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  2. wow, the cake looks lovely! wonderful flavour combo, im sure ur son muat have loved it. belated bday wishes to him :)

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  3. a cake made with love always comes out well....n i must say the cake looks just so tempting...ur kid must hav loved it....happy b'day to ur son :-)

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  4. Happy Birthday to your son! What a delicious cake to celebrate his birthday :)

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  5. Hi Jen, that's a beautiful cake, and looks really delicious! And Happy birthday to your son too!

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  6. It's very very nice and a cook extra good!!!

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  7. This looks awesome!! Loved the droolworthy pictures. Bookmarked!
    http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

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  8. I made some butterscotch cupcakes last week and my son licked the left-over icing from the pan. We just can't resist butterscotch for dessert here! Happy Birthday to Bryan and sure he's a good looking boy!

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  9. is that you in the picture? butterscoth and cheese..sounds like this is another combination to die for!!

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  10. Looks so perfect... Nice one for celebration

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  11. devine!
    'Isn't he handsome?' very! :)

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  12. rewelacyjne delicje! i wszystkiego najlepszego życzę!!!Pozdrawiam serdecznie. Aga

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  13. Thank you to All for your good wishes!

    Yes, Lena, that's yours truly! heehee Do I look like my sis?

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  14. Cheesecake muhteşem görünüyor..
    Ellerine sağlık canım..
    Sevgilerrrrr..:))))

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  15. That's a gorgeous birthday cake! Love the photo of you and your handsome son and tell your son that his mom is very beautiful too!

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  16. Your son is 14! You are so lucky.

    I reckon making a birthday cake for our children is always a priceless gift for them and you did well!

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  17. wow..looks delicious..& sooooooooo yummy..;)
    happy b day to your smart little..!

    Tasty Appetite

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  18. He really is handsome and I hope he had a wonderful birthday. The cake you made him sounds fantastic. He is a lucky boy. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  19. wahhh...yummylicious cheesecake! of course Bry is a handsome boy..and will get more handsome lah!!

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  20. Awesome!!! mouth watering cheesecake.

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  21. He is delighted to receive so many good wishes from you guys!! And to my new blog friends who dropped by for the first time, hope you enjoyed my posts and thank you for visiting...looking forward to more...take care, All.

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  22. Hi Bryan! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Wah! so yummy the cheesecake... and so handsome the birthday boy!!! We LOVE YOU LOTS!!!!

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