Monday, December 16, 2013

Cherry Cheesecake for Vlad's birthday

Today is Vlad's birthday.  He's a cheesecake afficionado, so I once again made Abbey's Infamous Cheesecake, and added a splash of Kirschberry to the batter.  On top is a drained can of black cherries, and I jellied the reserved cherry juice with a dessertspoon of cornstarch mixed with a little water over heat then poured it over the cherries arranged on top of the cake.

I used a new springform pan this time, and because it is dark, it did not seem to bake as well - the cheesecake was a little runny in the middle and I have never had that problem before, having made this cheesecake on at least three  previous occasions.  I will have to remember that the darker pan needs a longer cooking time.  (Ironically I had to buy a new springform pan because I busted the old one making Vlad's cheesecake last year.)   Or perhaps it was because I used light cream - I can't remember if I have ever used light cream before, but I wanted to reduce the fat content - perhaps I should just submit and use heavy cream! 

Oh well, it tasted great anyway and mostly held together.  It did the trick.


yummychunklet said...

Impressive cheesecake for your friend!

Kari said...

Interesting about the different cooking times with different coloured pans (or possibly light cream ;) ) - but it looks like it turned out well anyway and I am sure he was happy!

Johanna GGG said...

looks good to me - always hard to get used to a new equipment but cheesecakes are always a winner

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

It looks good to me! I've love a cheesecake like baked for me :D