Creamy Vanilla Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberry Sauce
This is a guest post of sorts. I am writing the post, but my sister did the baking. We went to Santa Barbara, CA for my nephew’s high school graduation this last weekend. Afterwards, there was a party to celebrate this special occasion. It included a variety of desserts, but one of them especially called my name – homemade cheesecake! It looked so creamy and had a lovely sour cream layer on top. I took one bite, and then sighed. It was heavenly! I had been looking for a good cheesecake recipe for a long time. Really, it was one of the best pieces of cheesecake I have ever had.
So I decided it was imperative that I share the recipe with you and record it for me so that I can make it every week – just kidding. Maybe. I definitely want to eat it every week. In fact, as I write, I am going into cheesecake withdrawal. Because, thankfully, there was cheesecake left over from the party. And I had to be sure it was really good if I was going to write a post about it. So I sacrificed my waistline all in the name of good blogging all weekend. It had nothing to do with the fact that it is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten, and it kept calling me from the refrigerator. It really was one of the noisiest cheesecakes I’ve ever come across!
I asked my sister if there was anything special we needed to know in order for it to turn out. She said all she did was follow the directions on the recipe and that it was not that hard. I have always been a little nervous about making cheesecakes from scratch. They seem kind of tricky. But according to her, it isn’t as hard as you would think. And the results are reminiscent of something from The Cheesecake Factory. With Father’s Day coming up, this would make a perfect dessert for dad. It will tell your dad just how much you love him. I told you it was a noisy cheesecake!
Special thanks to my sister, Lori Ridenour, who is an amazing sister and cook, for this delicious cheesecake recipe! It originally came from a cookbook called Steamboat Entertains that she purchased in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. And congratulations, Bryce!
For the Crust: For the Filling: For the Topping: For the Sauce: Recipe from Cook AZ I Do, originally by Lori Ridenour
Creamy Vanilla Cheesecake
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Recipe from Cook AZ I Do, originally by Lori Ridenour