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Classic Cheesecake with a German Twist

  • February 22, 2016
  • By Sabine
Classic Cheesecake with a German Twist

Going to a party? Why not show up with a gift everyone will love – a Sara Lee Classic Cream Cheesecake with all the toppings to make it one of a kind. Let me show you how I turned a store-bought cheesecake into a decadent Black Forest  cheesecake in just minutes.

My inspiration for this deliciousness came from photos one of my friends had posted on Facebook.

You see, I was born and raised near the Black Forest in Germany. The region is known for its rich culture and iconic culinary tradition, influenced by its  Swiss and French neighbors.

My friend is currently visiting this region. Her daily Facebook updates are full of German lakes, forests, and bakeries. Looking at pictures of fresh bread, pastries, and cakes, makes my mouth drool.

Black Forest Cake is a staple dessert in the area. It is made from cake infused with the cherry liqueur, which is then layered with cherries and whipped cream.

Since two of my favorite cakes are classic cheesecake and Black Forest cake, it was a no-brainer to combine these two and turn them into one delicious dessert.

I picked up a frozen Sara Lee Original Cream Classic Cheesecake at Food Lion and topped it with cherries, whipped cream, and chocolate. I skipped the cherry liqueur.

For the Black Forest cake topping you’ll need canned cherries, chocolate, and whipping cream.

Spoon the cherries on the middle of the cheesecake.

Melt chocolate and drizzle over the cherries.

Next, grate some chocolate and sprinkle over cherries.

Pipe whipping cream around the edges.

Decorate the whipped cream with cherries (I cut mine into smaller pieces) and shaved chocolate.

Easy, quick, and so good.

A thoughtful dessert is a thoughtful dessert, no matter whose hands made it.

What’s your favorite cheesecake topping?

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sara Lee Desserts, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SaraLeeDesserts

By Sabine, February 22, 2016
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