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I have a deep appreciation for cheesecake. It’s such a decadent and delicious dessert, I’ve always reserved indulging in it for special occasions. I thought it would be too complicated to bake myself and figured I wouldn’t do it justice. Oh, I was so wrong. With just a few ingredients and a Push Pan from Love Cooking Company, I can create a sumptuous cheesecake at home that even looks like it’s fresh from the gourmet bakery downtown.
Cherry Cheesecake is a classic. The buttery graham cracker crust and rich cream cheese filling, topped with mildly tart cherries is an amazing centerpiece on any dessert table…and it tastes guilty-good. Yes, that’s way better than plain ‘ol good.
Below, I’ve included the recipe I use to make this sinister sweet dessert (adapted from Cooks.com). Those Skinny jeans might have it out for me. Forget your old spring-form pan too. I highly suggest getting a Push Pan from Love Cooking Company. This 8″ aluminum pan makes all the difference in baking and serving this cake. The base of the pan sits evenly on the bottom of the pan and creates a leak-proof seal. When you’re finished baking, let the cake cool and place it on an upside down mug, cup, or bowl. Then gently apply pressure downwards on the sides of the pan to release the cake. You’ll be left with smooth, stay-put 2″ edges on your cheesecakes that give them a professional look! And, there’s a bonus…this pan is dishwasher safe!
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 3 tbsp sugar
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- 3 (8oz) blocks cream cheese, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 16oz cherry pie filing, chilled
- Combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.
- Lightly spray Push Pan with cooking spray.
- Press mixture into the bottom of Push Pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
- Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, mixing at medium speed until well blended.
- Add eggs, one at a time, mix well.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Reduce temperature to 250 degrees and continue baking for 30-40 minutes.
- Let cake cool.
- Set cake in pan on top of a mug and push pan downwards.
- Release the cake from the pan and chill.
- Spread cherry pie filling on top of cheesecake before serving.
Love Cooking Company has all sorts of other great quality bakeware and kitchen tools that will make you feel ready to go on Cake Boss or Top Chef! Two of my other favorite baking pans are the Mrs. Fields Fill N Flip 9″ cake pan and the Mrs. Fields Cutie Cakes pan. These two pans have added new options to my baking repertoire!
The Fill N Flip pan is for baking round layer cakes with a filling. Non-stick, this cake pan makes fancy-filled cakes easy! Our family is divided between chocolate and vanilla cake so it’s a great marble solution having one layer of each and sometimes we fill the center with Nutella, cherries, or raspberry filling. A substantial sprinkle of powdered sugar on top and it’s perfect (or of course, you can slather on some of your favorite frosting)!
Another great baking pan to have in the kitchen is the Cutie Cakes pan. You can make 48 bite-sized cakes at once! This pan is perfect for appetizers, whether you choose to go sweet with mini-cupcakes or candies, or try a more savory option like my mini-cornbread cakes with Lil’ Smokies. All you need for this quick fix is Jiffy cornbread mix, Lil’ Smokies, and a dollop of mustard for the top. These are a great side to homemade baked beans too!
So, head over to Love Cooking Company and treat yourself to some amazing bakeware that will boost your kitchen confidence! You can save 10% off your order from @lovecookingco with promotion code: LOVE10 at checkout!