Birthday Cheesecake, Polka Dots and Strawberries

So excited, so emotional, another birthday celebration, another cake this time for my baby girl, preteen-:) Decision on what cake should we have was easy because my daughter loves cream cheese, and her favorite cake is cheesecake without toppings. Lovely cream cheese…. Did I already mentioned that? Whipped cream cheese has to be in stock, top shelf in the fridge-:)
Had to be creative so this time I decided to make homemade marzipan to build strawberries and I was very happy with the result. They look beautiful and taste amazing, wonderful taste of almonds.

This is cute, playful decorated cheesecake, with polka dots and strawberries.



1 cup low fat graham cracker, crumbs
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup melted butter


1 cup reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
2 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare 6 inch round cake pan with opening bottom.
Make the crust by stirring together all of the crust ingredients, mixing till thoroughly combined.
Press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of the pie pan.
To make the filling, mix together all of the filling ingredients till smooth. Use a mixer set at low-medium speed.
Pour the filling into the crust.
Place the cheesecake in the oven. Bake it for 20 minutes or till temperature reaches, 165°F/170°F.
Remove the cheesecake from the oven, set it on a rack to cool. When cooled, refrigerate it till ready to serve.

You can decorate your cheesecake with many different toppings, fresh fruit, chocolate sauce, berry sauce or caramel, everything sounds delicious.
Plain cheesecake is our favorite, it is delicious too and has less calories and sugar. That is why I decided to decorate it with fondant and marzipan figurines for the super cute look.
This is very easy recipe, very practical and most importantly everybody was happy with the dessert, fabulous.