Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cheesecake recipe for the 4th of July

This recipe is very easy and fool proof. You can't go wrong with the Lion house cheesecake recipe. The lion house cake and cupcake book has all American recipes, perfect for the 4th of July. It is classic Utah recipes.

4th of July Lion house cheesecake with fresh strawberry filling and whipped cream on a pedestal.

Lion House Cheesecake

Makes about 12 to 14 servings
1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted

3 (8 ounces) Packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon lemon juice
3 eggs
3/4 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups sour cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

For crust: Thoroughly mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press firmly onto bottom of a 10-inch pie pan or springform pan; set aside while preparing filling.

For filling: In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; add sugar a little at a time. Add lemon juice. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Mix in vanilla and combine thoroughly. Pour into crust; fill to within 1/2 inch of top to allow room for topping. Bake 55 to 60 minutes 

For topping: When cheesecake is almost finished baking. Beat sour cream with a wire whisk; add sugar and vanilla and mix well. Pour over completely baked cake and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Cool completely. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with desired fruit topping or serve plain.

I skipped the topping and added the fruit filling with fresh strawberries and piped whipped cream.
I keep the decorations, like little flags you find on store bought cakes and use them later.

What are your plans for the 4th of July?



Charlotte said...

Looks yummy! Just wanted to stop by and say hello. I may not comment but I enjoy your posts. Stay Cool!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much! I appreciate your comment so much!

Unknown said...

Yum! Looks so good!

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