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Classic Baked Cheesecake

In Cheese, Desserts on November 5, 2008 at 11:55 pm

This cake is the perfect example of comfort food, the kind of home made, simple, not complicated comfort food. This cake is not sophisticated, does not have unique flavors or textures, and does not include exotic products. This cake is just simple. Simple, in the best way.

Just to make things right: This cake is not dry as it may seem in the picture, it was simply my mistake- I forgot to add the milk and the butter to the cheese batter (and the cake turned great in spite of that, but drier).

This recipe may look a bit long, but if you read it beforehand, and pay close attention, it won`t take you so long, and belive me, it will be worth it!

A few tips to help you get the perfect cheesecake:

-The newspaper patent: If you wish to get lighter colored cake sides, you could use this patent: take a newspaper page, and fold until you get the height of the pan. When making the cheese batter, soak the folded paper in water for about 5 minutes. Once the batter is in the pan, wrap the sides of the pan with the wet paper, then bake as written in the recipe.

-Pay attention to the oven temperatures: The temperature in this recipe may be confusing. Before each step of the baking, make sure that the oven is at the right temperature.

-It`s all about the hight: if you wish to make a higher (and more impressive) cake, make it in a 26cm. baking pan, and make sure to line the sides with higher sheets of parchment paper.

-Make it steamy: Make sure to put in the bottom of the oven a little pan with boiling water. This is to make sure that the cake would not crack in the middle.

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Triple-Layer Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

In Cheese, Desserts on October 18, 2008 at 4:50 pm

This carrot cake is utterly different than the other carrot cake that appears just a few posts below. This one is all about the frosting, and I promise you that while you start eating this cake, you will soon forget that you are eating a mixture of sugar, butter and cream cheese (in fact, you would probably go and have another slice…). 

This recipe demand quite a lot of preparation and time, but the final result is so good, that it is worth it. I make this cake only for special occasions (this one was for my father`s birthday), but you could skip the frosting and make this cake as cupcakes, or just as a regular cake without the layers and the frosting. It will be just fine.

If you don`t want to use the 1 1/2 cups of oil as suggested in the recipe, you could easily repalce it with 3/4 cup of applesauce and 3/4 cup of oil, as suggested in the recipe reviews at epicurious. Frankly, you wouldn`t tell the difference.

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