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Almond Cheesecake

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This is the Almond Cheesecake that I had promised to post after the Polka Dots Swiss Roll but due to my time being occupied for making mooncakes and preparing for PFB challenge that I almost forgot to post this recipe.
I used the balance dark sweet cherries from Black Forest Cake and Polka Dots Swiss Roll to add into this cheesecake. I just loved baked cheesecakes with any flavor...that is why you can find there are many cheesecake recipes in my blog and this is one of my favorites. Hope you'll love this too :)




Here's the recipe

Biscuit crumbs for one 20cm/8 inch round spring-form cake tin
Grease the sides and base of the lined (bottom) cake tin

150g Marie biscuit (grind, not too fine)
135g Melted butter
  • Combine the marie biscuit and melted butter in a large bowl and stir to mix evenly, add melted butter to the biscuits and mix till combined, add more butter to it if biscuit crumbs are too dry.
  • Press biscuit crumbs evenly at the bottom and about 2 1/2 inches up the sides of the cake tin and put in refrigerator for later use.
  • Wrap cake tin with aluminium foil to prevent water from sipping in during the process of baking.

Cheese filling
50g Soft butter
40g Sugar
3 Egg yolks

3 Egg whites
40g Sugar

250g Cheese cream, at room temperature
50g Ground almond
25g Cake flour/Plain flour or Corn flour
200g Dark sweet cherries (pitted) or Blueberries
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract or almond flavor

Method:
  • Beat cheese cream, butter, sugar and vanilla extract till light and smooth at medium speed.
  • Add egg yolks one at a time till mixture combined then add flour and ground almond into it, mix well and transfer to a large bowl.
  • Whisk egg whites and sugar till peak form and fold egg whites into cheese mixture with a rubber spatula.
  • Pour cheese mixture evenly into prepared cake tin, gently drop dark sweet cherries or blueberries on cheese mixture and sprinkle some toasted almond flakes on top.
  • Steam-bake in preheated oven at 170C for about 50 mins.
  • Leave cheesecake to cool and put in the fridge for about 30 mins before removing cheesecake from the cake tin.
  • Use scissors to trim the uneven biscuits crumbs at the sides.
  • Mix 1 tbsp apricot gel and 1 tbsp hot water, mix well (add more hot water if mixture is too thick) together and brush on cheesecake.
  • Chill cheesecake before serve.




Hints and Tips for Crumb Crusts


You will want to create a crumb crust that holds its shape without crumbling, and is easy to cut.

To achieve this, you will need the correct proportions of butter and crumbs. The ideal ratio is half the amount of butter to the wieght of the biscuit crumbs.

For example a crust using 230g (8oz) biscuit crumbs use 115g (4oz) of melted butter.

The exception to this is when a biscuit that has a high proportion of butter added to it when manufactured, the short bread biscuit is a good example of this.

When using this type of biscuit to make your crust you will need slightly less butter.



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  1. haha ... my loooong awaited almond cheesecake is up finally!! 流口水了cannot give this a miss ....

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  2. wow, i love it..i hvn't baked cheese cake for a long time already.

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  3. I love almond and cheesecake. Yummmyyy

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  4. They look very lovely Ann! I love how the cherries are positioned beautifully and stayed underneath. What neat slices and neat trimmings of the crust! I am amazed, truly amazed...

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  5. What a gorgeous and great twist on cheesecake!

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  6. I love the crust so crumbly... mmm nice looking too!

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  7. Hi Ann, I love cheesecake too! I have not eaten almond cheesecake before, this is going in my baking list :).

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  8. this is simply delicious anncoo! a must try recipe soon! thanks for sharing!

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  9. Hi Anncoo,

    This looks interesting combi, ground almond cheesecake!! :)

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  10. Wah...so nice.. I only learnt to like cheesecake after I married my hubby coz he loves chesecake. Now I'm also a fan of baked cheesecakes. I like how you make the crust till the top of the sides. Quite difficult for me to do that height.. Yuummm..love this almond cheesecake. Will bookmark this. Thanks Ann.

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  11. Your cheesecake looks so tempting, Ann. My kids are actually craving for it. I want to bake one too! Hope you are enjoying your day and take care.
    Kristy

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  12. This is so delicious, Ann. Thanks so much for the tips, you are so kind!

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  13. Ann, I love your pokka dot cakes. They look sooooooo cute but it's seems like an impossible task for me. U really inspire me to bake :)

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  14. Mmm almond and cherry are such a classic unbeatable combination. Your cheesecake looks divine.

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  15. love the addition of almonds. reminds me of the almond cupcakes over at marymoh's too :)

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  16. Wow this almond cheesecake looks really tempting. I shall add it to my "to-bake" list.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love cheesecake too... yum yum ^_^

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  18. I love cheesecake but have not made a successful one using this method yet. Would love to try. Yours just looks too tempting. Wish I have a slice!

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  19. wow, looks nice, it is suitable for my tea break today...hehehe

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  20. Ann, I have not tried Almond cheesecake before, special! Mmm....almond and dark cherries cheese cake, yum yum! ;)

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  21. Beautiful cheesecake! You never failed to amaze me with your talents in baking. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  22. As always, your cheesecake looks delicious!! I've never had almond cheesecake before, but the flavour sounds really nice! It's not difficult to see why this is one of your favourites!!

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  23. 这蛋糕看见都流口水,晚餐时间到了。我也要一些噢!:D

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  24. That cheesecake looks wonderful!!! I love almon in desserts :)

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  25. WOW..simply superb...too good

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  26. a slice of this wonderful cheesecake for me now would be just great!

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  27. This looks so German...:-)) I love cheesecakes with nuts and fruit inside.

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  28. wor, this so awesome, I think you can open a bakery shop, hehehe..

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  29. This is a succulent and fragrant cheesecake!

    My stomach is growling :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  30. Hi Ann,

    I love cheesecake, but I've never had an almond cheesecake before. What a great addition of ingredient. I'm sure the almonds added very pleasant flavor. Love the addition of the cherries as well. Your baking always looks beautiful, Ann.

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  31. Oh dear, why I keep making the mistake to visit your blog before I have my breakfast!!! Now I'm so hungry! Polka dots are my favourite! :P

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  32. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. Hope you all will try to make this at home :)

    Chris ~ Hope to see yours soon.

    Quinn ~ Thank you very for your nice words :) I'm flattered *.*

    Jess ~ Actually cheesecake is very easy to make and you can add in anything you want. I even tried to add durian before...hahaa...

    Bren ~ Nice to hear that you love baked cheesecake too! Is not difficult at all, just a little patience and everything goes fine :)

    Thanks Krisy!

    Cheah ~ hehee...you are very kind too!

    Blackswan ~ Thanks for your compliment.

    Xiaolu, Wiffy, Jet, Esther, Jet ~ Thanks!

    Mary ~ Sure, when are you flying over?

    BeeBee ~ Try it when you have the time. You'll love it!

    Thanks Elin :)

    Von ~ Thank you :)

    金77~ 没问题!餐后甜点 ;D

    Avanika ~ Thanks!

    Angies ~ I would love to take a look at your German cheesecake :)

    Sonia ~hahaa...I'll offer you 50% discount if I open a bakery shop.

    Gera ~ Thank you!

    Lequan ~ Thank you very much. You always gave a lovely comment :))

    Ai Ping ~ How about I mail the Polka dots for your breakfast ;DD

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  33. aaaaah. Is there anything better than cheesecake? So rich. I usually prefer the lighter Japanese kind though!

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  34. I think this is a very beautiful cake, I especially like the crumbs at side.

    Btw, I can't figure out the first photo, I tot the angle is somehow special.

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  35. Yum. Love the cheesecake. like the idea with almond on top of the cake.

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  36. Hi Ann...I like your cheesecake recipe, usually for a cheesecake this tall and high uses a lot of creamcheese but yours only has 1, which I love :) I love marie biscuits, will try using it for crumbs next time! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  37. Ann, I am really drooling. I have not eaten cheesecake for a while and you are really tempting me. If I am staying next door to you, I will just come over now.

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  38. Sophia ~ hehee...you must try this sometime.

    Angel ~ The first pic is the spring form cake tin when I removing it from the cake. Just hold camera straight at the cake ;DD

    Zoe ~Thanks!

    Olive ~ You need to whisk the egg whites properly otherwise your cheesecake will shrinks tremendously.

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  39. Your cakes are so perfect,very beautiful cheese cake

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  40. Yummy nutty n luscious cheesecake...

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  41. Buonissimo e anche molto bello questo cheesecake Cara,bravissima!!!;-)
    Baci:-**

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  42. ton dessert est superbe joliment présenté bravo
    bonne journée

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  43. Absolutely beautiful, Anncoo. From the ingredients to how fabulous the cheesecake looks it is gorgeous.

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  44. Wow, this is good! As I've said anything about cheese, I love it! Happy Weekend!

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    Pls vote for me & you can win a prize too!

    Thks & have a great weekend!
    Shirley

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  46. What a lovely cheese cake, this is the one I am boing to bake for my brother's birthday. He will love it! Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe!

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  47. Gorgeous cheesecake!!!! I love the colors with the bright red cherries, the creamy filling and the almond crust; YUM!

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  48. That is a beautiful cheesecake!! Especially with those lovely cherries! I'm glad you decided to share this with us!

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  49. interesting! never tried almond cheese cake before!! maybe because I'm not a big fan of cheese cakes :)

    have a lovely thanksgiving weekend!
    jen @ www.passion4food.ca

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  50. wow what a perfect cheesecake and love the dinner party great job much love Rebecca

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  51. Wow, this looks completely spectacular. I wish I could come to your dinner party!
    *kisses* HH

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  52. I have been looking forward to this after the polka dots swiss roll. Well, I am impressed :-)

    Sawadee from Bangkok,
    Kris

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  53. Thank you very much ALL for your awesome compliments ;))

    Biren ~ you're always welcome :)

    Thanks Fimere, honey82 & Sweetums for your lovely comments.

    Quay Po Cooks ~ Thank you for visiting.

    Thanks Chef Dennis.

    Kris ~ Thank you very much ;)

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  54. Super delicious with the dark cherries inside, yum!

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  55. This is good~我也要來作一個嚐嚐!

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  56. Thanks Natasha :)

    Candy ~ 一定要做噢!

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  57. 哇!很厉害咧!旁边的饼好像很难弄,可以教我怎么弄吗?

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  58. That looks and sounds incredibly yummy!

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  59. Almond and cheese cake, you have made it looks so appealing and im sure it tastes just as great!

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  60. 温馨小屋 ~ 一点也不难,重要是溶掉的牛油要够才能让饼干碎结实,但是牛油不要一次过倒入饼干碎里,先加3/4,假如觉得饼干碎还是很干,才加入剩余的牛油,要不然当你吃蛋糕时,会觉得旁边由腻腻的。

    Dimah ~ Thank you very much for your comment and visiting. Do come again :)

    Heart Bakes ~ hehee...really yummy!

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  61. Never tasted or tried an almond cheese cake! This sounds really delicious and the cake looks perfect Miss PERFECT! I would love to add this recipe to our Moroccan Community Site, if you don't mind of course. Gros bisous! Bravo!
    Cheers

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