This could be considered a cheesecake of sorts because of the amount of cream cheese that goes into it but it's not really your typical cheesecake. I tried this recipe last week and it ended up way beyond too sweet. So I played around with the ingredients a bit and prepared it again.
It will still satisfy a sweet tooth if you have one but the sweetness is not as extreme as it was. As far as toppings any fresh summer berry or peach topping would be good. I chose peach because they are just coming in season here and we haven't had as much of them yet as we have had of berries. Everyone gave a hearty stamp of approval!☺ It will not last long!
Preheat oven to 350°.
For the cake:
½ cup white chocolate chips, melted
3 eggs, beaten
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup sour cream
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup AP flour
In a mixer bowl combine the cream cheese and sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the melted white chocolate, sour cream, vanilla, and salt. Stir; add beaten eggs and stir only till combined. Add the flour and stir again just until combined.
Pour into a non stick sprayed 10 inch Springform pan and spread evenly. Place the pan on a baking sheet and bake the cake for 30-35 minutes. The cake will look nice and puffed up and feel firm when it's done. Remove from oven and run a sharp knife around the edges. Allow to cool completely. It will no longer look puffy. It falls and becomes dense in texture. Invert onto a serving platter.
For the middle part:
2 (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
4 Tablespoons honey
1 Vanilla Bean (contents of)
1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
Beat the cream cheese, contents of one Vanilla Bean, and honey well. Fold in the Cool Whip. Spread evenly onto cooled cake and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with your choice of topping.
For Peach Topping:
1 small box Peach Jello
¼ cup clear jel (cook type)
1 cup sugar
2 cups cold water
Combine the dry ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk until combined. Add the water and heat over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for several minutes until it thickens. Allow to cool before adding fruit.
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