A delicious and easy Cheesecake recipe – decorate with fresh fruit or a salted caramel glaze
310 ml (1 1/4 cups) cake flour
3 ml ( 1/2 tsp) Royal Baking Powder
125 g butter or margarine
60 ml ( 1/4 cup) castor sugar
1 extra-large egg yolk
750 g smooth cream cheese
375ml (1 1/2 cups) castor sugar
5 ml (1 tsp) caramel or vanilla essence
45 ml (3 Tbsp) cake flour
4 extra-large eggs, beaten
60 ml ( 1/4 cup) fresh cream
fresh fruit to decorate
Base: Sift flour and Royal Baking Powder together. Rub in butter with fingertips until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add castor sugar and egg yolk and knead lightly to a soft pastry.
Grease and line a 23 cm loose-bottom springform pan. Press out the pastry onto paper base and side of the pan. Bake blind in a preheated oven at 160C for about 10 minutes. Leave to cool slightly.
Filling: Whisk cream cheese, castor sugar, essence and flour until smooth. Gradually add eggs and stir in lightly with cream. Pour filling into the pastry base and bake in a preheated oven at 160C for about 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 140C and bake further for about 70 minutes. Switch off the oven and leave in oven for another 15 minutes. Leave to cool in pan. Remove from pan and decorate with fresh fruit of choice.
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