Birthday Celebration – Recipe: White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

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I celebrated a little birthday on Sunday.  And, it was great.

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My sister spoiled me with a manicure and pedicure.

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My parents came in to spend part of the day with me.

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The littles showered me with presents.

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Sean made me a delicious dinner, which I will definitely blog about later.

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I decided to make my own cake.  I knew in my head what I wanted, and I just hoped that it would turn out exactly like I had imagined it.

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And…it did!

White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

Ingredients

For the Crust

1 package Oreos

1/2 cup butter, melted

For the Cheesecake

3 8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened

1 10 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 eggs

For Strawberry Sauce

10-12 strawberries, diced

1 tablespoon corn starch

3 tablespoon sugar

1/4 cup water

White Chocolate

1 cup white chocolate chips, melted

Whipped Cream

16 ounces heaving whipping cream

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

    Getting Ready
  1. Preheat the oven to 300.
  2. Spray a springform pan with cooking spray.
  3. To Prepare the Crust
  4. Place the Oreos in a blender or food processor, and blend/pulse until finely chopped (crumbs).
  5. Pour the Oreo crumbs into a bowl, and add the melted butter.
  6. Mix together, and then press into the bottom of a greased springform pan.
  7. Strawberry Sauce
  8. Heat a sauce pan over medium heat.
  9. Add the strawberries, corn starch, sugar, and water. Stir to combine.
  10. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from the burner and allow to cool.
  12. Making the Cheesecake
  13. Place the cream cheese in the bowl of a mixer, and mix until fluffy.
  14. Slowly add the sweetened condense milk, and continue to mix together.
  15. Once well-blended, add the lemon juice.
  16. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix until combined.
  17. Pour half of the mixture into the pan, on top of the Oreo crumb crust.
  18. Spoon the strawberry mixture by teaspoon into the cheesecake, adding about 6 teaspoons of the strawberry mixture.
  19. Using a knife, cut through the cheesecake and strawberries to gently swirl the sauce.
  20. Add the remaining cheesecake mixture.
  21. Repeat the strawberry step.
  22. Add the melted white chocolate by teaspoons.
  23. Using a knife, cut through the strawberries and white chocolate to swirl it all together.
  24. Bake for 45 minutes, until almost set.
  25. Remove from oven and cool for 10-15 minutes.
  26. Run a knife around the edges to loosen, and cool for another hour.
  27. Refrigerate over-night, and then remove the sides of the pans.
  28. Preparing the Whipping Cream
  29. Add the heaving whipping cream to a bowl.
  30. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed.
  31. Slowly add the powdered sugar and vanilla.
  32. Continue to beat for 8-12 minutes, until stiff, fluffy peaks start to form.
  33. Decorating the Cheesecake
  34. Pipe whipped cream around the edges, using a decorating tip.
  35. Place sliced strawberries in the center.
http://cookingformykids.com/2011/10/26/birthday-celebration-recipe-white-chocolate-strawberry-cheesecake/

For inquiring minds…38 feels pretty great.  🙂

I have shared this recipe at Crazy for Crust, The 36th Avenue, Something Swanky, The King’s Court, My Sweet and Savory, Sugar and Dots, Ginger Snap Crafts, Hugs & CookiesLil’ Luna, My Girlish Whims, Lady Behind the Curtain, Daily Organized Chaos, Passionately Artistic, Remodelaholic, This Chick Cooks, Polka Dots On Parade, Creations by Kara, Something Swanky, The 36th Avenue, It’s a Keeper, Somewhat Simple, Allie Makes, Miz Helen’s, Fireflies and Jellybeans, A Creative Princess, Delightful Order, A Little Nosh, Bizzy Bakes, Alli ‘N Son, Sweet as Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread, A Well Seasoned Life, Moms Crazy Cooking, Cajun Sugar Pie, and Blue Cricket Design.

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25 Responses to Birthday Celebration – Recipe: White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake

  1. Happy birthday. It sounds like you have a lot of love in your life. The cheesecake turned out great. My sister makes one so similar and I can vouch that it is really yummy. I would totally make my own bday cake! haha
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    • Natalie says:

      Thank you! Yes, I am very blessed with a loving, wonderful family. And, thank you for not making me feel crazy for making my own cake. 🙂

  2. Shirlene says:

    I need to make this dessert! I don’t think I can wait until my birthday in March so I will have to make it this weekend to celebrate my boy’s birthday’s Oct 29th and Oct 30th.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!!

  3. Miz Helen says:

    Happy Birthday!! That is a great cheesecake and looks like you and your family had a wonderful day making memories. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen
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  4. Happy belated! Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!
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  5. It sounds like you had a fantastic birthday! What lovely photographs! Your White Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake sounds like the perfect celebration dessert. Thank you for sharing the recipe with Let’s Do Brunch.

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  7. Bizzy says:

    I couldn’t take my eyes of off this which is why it is being featured tomorrow at Bake with Bizzy. It must enrich the table settings with its beauty. OK, I love it.

  8. Bibi says:

    Happy belated birthday! That looks absolutely yummy.

    Thank you so much for sharing this at last week Foodie Wednesday. I am little behind on my commenting, but catching up,lol
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  9. Kristi says:

    Oh my goodness, I may have to borrow this recipe for my own birthday. It looks and sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing with This Week’s Cravings. Hope to see you again with a pumpkin recipe this week. Kristi @ Veggie Converter
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  10. Happy Birthday! That cake looks fabulous. I’d love for you to join my linky party, Crazy Sweet Tuesday! (The link runs through Friday.) 🙂

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  12. Sounds like someone had a great day! And the cake looks great.

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  14. I featured your cheesecake on my Whatcha Baking Wednesday Wrap-up! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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