Ever had Cheesecake before? How about Banana Cheesecake? This was my first time having it and it was a blast. My wife decided to add the bananas since we always have it the regular way with the decadent, red strawberry sauce; topped with cherries; and fluffy white frosting….Yeah I know, just the smell could make you put on a few pounds. LOL!!
A Fun Recipe: Banana Cheesecake
Anyway, I’ll be short because this recipe is long, so I won’t over talk like I usually do. Have fun making this banana cheesecake. I sure did….enjoy eating it 🙂
( thinking to myself: Now I have a reason to do some exercise; go on a walk; ride the exercise bike …….)
Here’s banana cheesecake. Enjoy!
Banana Cheesecake Recipe
2 cups sponge cake crumbs
1/2 cup fine bread crumbs (I used banana bread crumbs)
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana
4 – 8oz. packs cream cheese, use at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon almond essence
frosting (see instructions below to make from scratch)
1/2 cup chopped pineapple
2 large pie pans (8 3/4″ dia. x 1 5/32″ or 22.2cm dia. x 2.9cm)
Stir in the vanilla and almond essence. Pour the creamed mixture into the shell.
Here are the directions for the shell:
Press the mixture into buttered pie pans (1/2 the mixture in each).
in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 160 degrees Celsius.
Turn oven off, leave the oven door open a bit, and leave the cake in for about 30 minutes. Transfer to cool in room temperature. Decorate and refrigerate the cake for about about 7 hours before serving
Cream 3 tbsp. soft butter, a few grains of salt, 1/2 tsp vanilla essence, and 1 cup of icing sugar. Blend in 2 1/2 tbsp. warm milk. Beat until smooth. Add more icing sugar or milk if necessary.
Some ideas for variations:
1. An egg yolk may be added.
2. You can change the flavor of the frosting by adding a teaspoon of almond essence, or 1 teaspoon peppermint, or 3 tablespoon chocolate powder.
Well, this recipe should keep you busy: making it and exercising it off afterward 🙂 But it’s worth it . See you soon. Ah gone!