Cherryfic Swirl Cheesecake

I know I know 'tis cherries again !

But I'm starting my Valentine's celeb early by baking this hahaha

Nah !

The cherry swirl in this cheesecake was a leftover topping from the cheesecake that I baked 2 weeks ago :P

Haven't blogged about that one since I forgot to take photos after I sliced that cake .

Anyway , I would like to dedicate pfttttt hahaha this post to my sister , Helen and her daughter ,  Nikka , whom I told months ago to lurk at my site hahahaha   Happy Birthday , guys !!!!! Gifts will be late as usual hee hee Expect it on the 32nd of this month ^o^

Original recipe @  Martha Stewart

* Combine 1 cup / 90 grams graham cracker crumbs and  3 T / 42 grams melted butter . Press into a well-greased 8-inch loose-bottom pan . Refrigerate for 15 minutes .

* Preheat oven to 325°F / 160°C .

* Beat 250 grams cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy . Reduce to low and add 235 grams sour cream , scant 1/2 cup sugar , 2 eggs and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract . Scrape the side of the bowl from time to time to have an evenly smooth batter . Beat well until well combined .

* Pour half of the cheesecake mixture in the prepared pan  and dot in some of the pureed cherry sauce . Top with the remaining cheesecake mixture and dot in the remaining sauce . Swirl batters gently using a toothpick or the tip of the knife .

* Please refer to this post on how to bake this without water seeping inside the cheesecake mixture .

* Bake for 60 minutes , tenting the pan with foil after 30 minutes to prevent the top from browning .

* Cool completely and refrigerate overnight , uncovered .

Fresh cherry topping :

Makes about 2 cups or so

350 grams fresh cherries , pitted
2 T cherry jam
1 1/2 T lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
1/2 cup water
2 T tapioca flour

* Dump all ingredients in a 3-quarts saucepan , cook until mixtures thickens .

Note : I have about a 3/4 cup of this topping left , I pureed it in the food processor and used it in this recipe .

Days gone by .......


  1. you made two?!? just looking at them makes my tummy grumble!!

  2. This cheesecake looks delicious! I love cherries!

  3. I want some cherry swirly-yum! Even though pitting cherries is not a fun task, the end result is definitely worth it. If I am reading this right, sis and her daughter have the same birthday?! How cool is that. Happy Saturday!

  4. I am drooling over your site! the food, the recipes, your photography.

  5. Both cheesecakes look amazing! You are a master of the swirl...yum!

  6. That swirl on your cheese cake look very nice. Have you posted the other recipe also.

  7. Baked cheesecake without a single crack .... very impressed!!!

    Love cherries, love cheesecake - great post!!

  8. These cherry swirls do look like little hearts "swimming" on top of your cheesecake.

    Indeed, this cheesecake looks very cherrific!

  9. Oh my gosh! Cheesecake is one of my weaknesses!

  10. Yum... this is my favourite -- sooo pretty and I love Cheesecake!

  11. mmm so pretty! i love the marble swirl, and i love that you used fresh cherries! looks fabulous!

  12. WOW!!! Gorgeous cheesecakes, Anne! Send me some, pretty, pretty please!!

  13. omigoshhhhhhhhhhh Anne that looks so good.....must try!! I am bookmarking it :)

  14. both look amazing! i can use some cheesecake right now.....


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