Monday, June 8, 2009


Had already said wise Camões: "Love is a fire that burns unseen; a wound that aches yet isn't felt,an always discontent contentment; a pain that rages without hurting;"! With that inspired poem we present the Lovers Day dessert. Surprise your sweetheart with this extremely creamy cheesecake, melting in your mouth, filled with strawberry lava. The recipe is so good that even the crust is delicious! Better than this cheesecake, only the beloved caress!

25g butter
45g sugar
20g egg
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
115g flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda

Strawberry Lava
200g strawberry
2 tbsp powdered sugar

340g cream cheese in room temperature
105g sugar
2 eggs
110g heavy cream
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda.
Beat together butter and sugar until is pale and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract and beat well. Add flour, salt and baking soda and beat in slow speed until is smooth. Cover the dough and chill in fridge for 15 minutes. Roll out the dough and cut in round shape, they'll be enter in small pans of cheesecake. Bake for about 15 minutes or until is golden brown.

Strawberry Lava
Strain the strawberries and heat with sugar until is thick. Set aside to cool.

Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Boil some water.
Cream together sugar and cream cheese until is creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Whisk in heavy cream, vanilla extract and lemon juice until smooth. Place baked crust in small pans and spoon a little cheesecake mixture, then a little strawberry lava and complete with more cheesecake mixture. Place the small pans in a large pan with boiling water. Bake for about 45-55 minutes, until is firm, but not completely firm. Turn off the oven and keep the door close with cheesecake inside (they won't crack in the top). After 1 hour, remove from oven and let to cool in room temperature. Cover and chill in fridge.

Serve: The Lovers Day dessert with a new appearance in other day to nostalgia disappears.

Cheesecake filling from here.


  1. What's not to love about these little cheesecakes!

  2. Adorable cheesecake! Kisses!

  3. Oh boy this looks good! I've never heard or seen a "lava" cheesecake.

  4. Beautiful! And this looks very delicate... totally appropriate for such seasonal fruits!


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