St. Louis Light Cheesecake

This St. Louis Light Cheesecake I have to admit was adapted from the celebrated St. Louis Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. I took the Ooey Gooey out (which meant removing loads of butter and sugar) and pared it down to this lighter version which turned out surprisingly delicious – a light cake layer with a ricotta cheesecake topping. The calories are down to a minimum and you shouldn’t feel guilty (or have the stomach!) to enjoy a second piece. Of course if I ever get down to St. Louis Missouri I won’t disdain to try the original! Continue reading

Strawberry Sponge Cheesecake

This Strawberry Sponge Cheesecake has a sponge cake base and top. The strawberry cheesecake cream is sandwiched between the layers and requires no ulterior baking. All in all it’s a deliciously light summer dessert that you’ll enjoy right from the first bite. It’s very similar to the German “Kastoberstorte”. Makes a great birthday cake too. Continue reading

Matcha Cheesecake Brownies

These Matcha Cheesecake Brownies combine two favoite recipes – cheesecake and brownies. The cheesecake layer has an extra ingredient that really sets this recipe apart from any other: Matcha tea powder. This amazing special green tea (produced from the top two new leaves of every branch) has ten times more antioxidants than regular green tea. Being quite rich as a dessert, having these extra antioxidants certainly won’t hurt! Continue reading

Angel Cheesecake

This de-“lightful” Japanese cheesecake really tastes heavenly. It’s feathery light texture reminds you of an angel food cake and at the same time it’s flavor is rich and creamy like a cheesecake. Try it – and you decide! Only three eggs and half a cup of sugar go into this one – and with a dusting of crushed amaretto cookies in the pan, you won’t miss the crust or the calories and cholesterol for sure! Continue reading