Cheesecake fit for a King! (or Queen)

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Mmmhhmm I am in love, I am in love with this cheesecake. I have been making this cheesecake for the past 4 years or so and so has the rest of my family. We call it Aunt Mary Ann’s Cheesecake (Who is actually my great aunt).

***Just a heads up this will take quite awhile to make so give yourself plenty of time!***

recipe

Aunt Mary Ann’s Cheesecake:

Crust: (Approximate time: 15 mins)

  • 1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Butter (melted)

Main Filling: (Approximate time: 50 mins)

  • 2 – 8oz packages of Cream Cheese room temperature (Philadelphia Brand is a MUST!!)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 Medium Eggs
  • 3/4 t. Vanilla

Top Part of Cheesecake: (Approximate time: 15 mins)

  • 1 pint Sour Cream (Full fat, might as well splurge for a fabulous Cheesecake!)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Sugar

Directions:

Making the Graham Cracker Crust:

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  1. crust2Put the graham crackers in a ziplock bag and crush them. (Skip if you bought Graham cracker crumbs)
  2. Measure out 1 & 1/2 cups of Graham Cracker Crumbs and pour into a medium mixing bowl. Then add your sugar and melted butter.
  3. Mix with a fork then press into the bottom of a spring form pan to create a crust.
  4. Place into fridge until you need it later.

*(If crust is not sticking enough then drizzle a bit more melted butter over the dry parts until it stays)*

Making the Main Filling:- Preheat oven to: 375* F

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the room temperature cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the ingredients until “smooth, creamy, and luscious”. This will take about 20 minutes worth of mixing so get ready for a work out. Also make sure you have your spatula on hand.
  3. Take the crust out of the fridge and pour all of the filling into the crust.
  4. Place into preheated oven and bake at 375*F for 20 minutes.

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Let cheesecake stand on oven for 15 minutes!! While you wait, make the topping.

-Making the Topping- Turn oven to: 475*F

  1. In a medium bowl, add the sour cream, vanilla, and sugar.
  2. Mix by HAND with a spoon.
  3. After the cheesecake has been out for 15 minutes, blop the topping by spoonful over the cheesecake, and spread.
  4. Bake at 475*F for 10 minutes.

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After done baking, let cool for mins before covering with tinfoil or saran-wrap.
Put in fridge for 5 to 6 hours before serving.

GMCC-Hope you enjoy it as much everyone I know does!!-

-The Dessert Monster-

My New Toy: Dessert-decorator Pro

So, as an early Easter gift my Monster family got me a new kitchen/dessert toy! In the past I have always frosted and decorated with a plastic bag that had a hole cut out of the corner. Needless to say I wasn’t very successful with that homemade tool. (However it still was delicious! Just lacked in the appearance section.)

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I have yet to use this new toy but was quick to take photos with it!!

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It comes with 6 different tips and is dishwasher safe (Which is GREAT because I am lazy when it comes to clean-up time!) The different tips include: the Wilton 336, Wilton 1M, Wilton 125, Wilton 21, Wilton 4B, and Wilton 230. But I prefer to call them by my own names. Leaf/Ribbon, Big ‘star’, Flat thingy, Little ‘Star’, Super pokey thingy, & the Filler tip! I’m sure I’ll get them down… eventually… Also it comes with a little draw-string mesh bag for the tips to go into the dishwasher with!

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The main container is stainless steal so it won’t absorb the flavors. It also will help keep it at your desired temperature. It’s also designed for people who are right & left handed. Which I think is a great idea and pretty nifty!

As I have previously said, I have not yet used this but once I have then I shall report back with how I liked it. (Maybe even a video or picture step by step to make pretty designs!) I am pretty psyched to get to finally use this product! It’s a pretty big step up from plastic baggies if I do say so myself!

-Until nextime, The Dessert Monster-

 

 

 

 

My Blogging Goal:

My goal for this blog is to catalogue delicious desserts and explain how to make them so EVERYONE can enjoy these delectable desserts as much as I do with my Dessert Monsters. Eventually I hope to have a hundred easy & fun recipes that you can make with your friends and family. Some desserts will be my personal & family recipes while others will be modifications from other sites and blogs. (I will ask the other bloggers if I can use their ideas or I will post a link to the original recipe). It’s not about who created it as much as it is about sharing fun desserts for everyone! There will be recipes for family gatherings, holidays, parties, sleep overs, book clubs, baby-sitting, snacks, as well as seasonal fun desserts! Anytime you meet with someone can be a special occasion with these desserts!

-May your oven never fail and your mixers never go up in smoke!-

The Dessert Monster