Marbled Cheesecake, also known as…

… not everything I make turns out as expected. Or looking good for that matter…

A lot of people ask if I ever make things that don’t turn out right. This is a prime example of the fact that it does happen to everyone. I decided to make cheesecake for our monthly cooking club. The theme this month was indulgent foods and I immediately thought of the cheesecake pictures in Baking from My home to Yours. Dorie’s cheesecake looks absolutely perfect. I’ve never made a cheesecake before. I made the Daring Baker’s Cheesecake pops last year, but it didn’t have a crust… When I was getting everything together, I realized I don’t have a pan big enough to make a water bath for my 9″ springform pan. After some research online, I decided to put a pan with hot water on the bottom rack below the cheesecake.

I opted to make the marbled variation of the cheesecake with a chocolate graham cracker crust. I think I used more than 1/3 of the batter in the chocolate because it didn’t look very marbled. I should have taken a picture of it before I baked it to show the marbled top…

After the hour and a half, I pulled the cheesecake out a tad just to stick a knife in it to see if it was done. It had risen up but didn’t look done so I put it back in for 15 more minutes. When I checked it at that point, some of the edge had fallen over the pan. I turned the oven off and propped the oven open with a wooden spoon for an hour. When that timer went off, I found my hideous looking cheesecake. Not only had a good amount flowed overboard, the cheesecake was cracked, and sunken in. Not my best showing… BUT, it does taste like a delicious cheesecake, so I guess that’s all that matters.

If anyone has any advice on how to prevent this next time, I’d greatly appreciate it.

To see the entire recipe, check out the Tuesday’s with Dorie member who chose the recipe for the group, Anne of AnneStrawberry. Be sure to see how all the TWD members did (also check out what Dorie herself says about the cheesecake). The recipe says you can use 1 1/3 cup sour cream or heavy cream or a combination of the two. I used 2/3 cup sour cream and 2/3 cup heavy cream.

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11 Responses to “White Chocolate Cran-Raspberry Cake”

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    Megan — February 22, 2013 at 7:56 am

    I do the same thing on Friday nights. Totally acceptable. 🙂 The cake looks gorgeous!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:33 am

      Glad I’m not the only one 😉

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    Jaida @ Sweet Beginnings — February 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

    This looks amazing!!! Great choice of convenience item to make, and what better way to use it than in a layer cake!?!?

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — February 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Beautiful cake, Jen! I’ve never heard of a filling made from dried fruit, either. Must try it soon!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:34 am

      It was a lot better than I was expecting for sure!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — February 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Sounds like a great combinations of flavors. Layer cakes are the best!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:34 am

      I agree, layer cakes are the best

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    Judy — February 22, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Those are some delicious flavors going on. It looks great, too.

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    Shannon — February 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    haha, “forced” your friends to eat this deliciousness? tough life! sounds amazing 🙂

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:34 am

      Ha no kidding. The life of being friends with a baker…

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    ErinsFoodFiles — February 26, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Looks delicious!!

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