My sister absolutely LOVES cheesecake. If it is on a dessert menu, more than likely she will save room eating dinner just to have a little slice of cheesy heaven. It was natural when I asked her what she wanted to have for dessert for her birthday, and cheesecake one. I wanted to make a traditional NY style cheesecake without any accoutrements. I took the Philadelphia Cream Cheese recipe off of the box and followed it to a T. What I failed to follow though was the cooling to room temperature BEFORE putting it in the fridge. I rushed the process trying to cool the cheesecake down for us to eat. Needless to say, I had to come up with a plan B to cover my cracks. My defaults are always strawberries and chocolate. A little Hershey’s chocolate sauce and some cut up strawberries and we were in business!
At my last job, I was known as the baker in the 13 person office, so when it came time that I received a promotion, the running joke was that the promotion was not official until I brought in a baked good to celebrate, so that is exactly what I did! Now, I don’t know anyone who could deny themselves of an Oreo, ever! so I decided to make the Martha Stewart Oreo cheesecake cupcakes from the Martha Stewart Cupcake book (a should be staple for the home baker). They were a huge hit! Even the people who didn’t like cheesecake, liked these cupcakes. A full Oreo at the bottom of the wrapper, with crushed Oreos in the cheesecake batter. What could be better?! The cheesecake is a good glass of milk substitute