Saturday, November 12, 2011

Praline Cheese Cake

Today I made a delicious cheese cake with praline topping. I tweeked it of course, a recipe I got from the foodnetwork.

I didn't have dark corn syrup I used light hince the color of the topping next time I will use the

The recipe didn't ask for sour cream however, I added it because I always add sour cream to my cheese cake recipe 
This cheese cake was truly amazing I will definitely bake it again!!


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cheese cake, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Praline Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


In a medium bowl combine the butter, crumbs, and sugar until well blended. Press into the bottom and 1-inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan, using the back of a large spoon.


In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until creamy. Pour into the prepared crust and bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Be sure the center is firm before removing the cheesecake from the oven. Remove the pan from the oven to a rack and allow it to cool completely. Release the springform and transfer the cake to a platter to serve.

Praline Topping:

In a small heavy sauce pan, stir together the brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the corn syrup and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in nuts and vanilla. Cool slightly.

Ladle the praline topping over the cooled cheesecake and serve. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

1. cook praline topping approx 2-3 minutes
2. do not over cook the praline topping

*If you have a dessert recipe that you are having trouble with or afraid to try, please send it to me along with a picture and I will give it a shot….

P.S. I don’t like coconut 

I hope you enjoy

Bon appétit in Catalan - Bon Profit! Que vagi de gust!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Gooey Toffee Butter Cake

I'm back baking again,

Today my girls decided for they wanted me to try Gooey Toffee Butter Cake....It is very rich and sweet you only need a small piece, and it's Semi Homemade which is very easy to make. I got this recipe from the foodnetwork... Paula Deene

before baking


right out of the oven

ready for tasting...yummy

amazingly delicious!!

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (16-ounce) box confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup almond toffee bits or chocolate toffee bits
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13 by 9 by-2-inch baking pan.
For the cake: In the bowl of an electric  mixer, combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well. Pat into the bottom of prepared pan and set aside.
For the filling: Still using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Dump in confectioners' sugar and beat well. Reduce the speed and slowly pour in butter. Mix well. Fold in toffee bits.
Pour filling onto cake mixture and spread evenly. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Don't be afraid to make a judgment call on the cooking time, because oven temperatures can vary. You want the center to be a little gooey, so don't bake it past that point!
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares.

1. The recipe called for unsalted butter, however I used salted butter, I thought it would help control some of the sugar.
2. Just remember that these wonderful cakes ar extrememly rich, and a little goes a long way.

*If you have a dessert recipe that you are having trouble with or afraid to try, please send it to me along with a picture and I will give it a shot….
P.S. I don’t like coconut 

I hope you enjoy

Bon appétit in Afrikaans - Smaaklike ete! Lekker eet!