Valentine’s Day is around the corner, our first valentines after the wedding and like any other wife, I wanted to make something out of the ordinary for my husband. My mind immediately went to the strawberry cheese cake that Shishir was raving about from his last potluck at office. I was kind of jealous because after coming home from work, he was talking more about the cheesecake and not so much about the brownies I had so painstakingly prepared for him and his team :(. So I decided to make Strawberry cheese cake and get my husband’s attention and praise back to where it belongs 😛
We are off for a holiday this valentines, so thought of spending the weekend prior to that cooking together 🙂 The best part about this cake is that It is a NO BAKE cake, so you actually taste it at every step and enjoy every moment!
Start by making the base. It will be ideal to have a detachable ring mould for a cheesecake. Don’t have it? I didn’t :P, so I used the regular mould lined with aluminium foil. It will be easy to de-mould that ways! Put the base in the refrigerator to set for 30 mins and start with the actual cake 🙂
For the cake batter, whisk the cream until thick and add the mascarpone cheese to it.
Whisk well to mix it up and then add condensed milk. Start by adding 1/4th of the tin and later add more according to taste. Now add 4 tablespoons of strawberry jam and 1tsp of vanilla essence. In our case, Shishir picked up a small pichkoo pack and the whole pack worked just fine! Now add 1 lemon to the mixture. Lemon is a natural thickening agent and you will see the mixture thicken very quickly as soon as you add the lemon to it and that’s it!
Put the cake mix into your mould and leave it to set in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 hours to set. You can also leave it overnight. Once set, take the cake tin out of the fridge and remove the aluminium foil. Smoothen the sides with a knife or spatula. Garnish with Strawberry and share!
It has always been our effort to prepare sumptuous meals for you guys for each occasion. But it was this recipe where I realized that it doesn’t matter when you cook these dishes, any day could be Valentine’s day! Just to share my example – I had de-moulded the cake and left for some work. I hadn’t clicked any pics yet but my adorable husband couldn’t wait for me to come back! He was so hungry that he ate almost half the cake before I returned! The good thing he did was that he didn’t confront me directly but left a post it on the plate in the fridge saying ‘Sorry’ …. So cute! How could I not forgive him :). But sorry guys, you don’t see the full cake here… the second half is resting happily in his tummy!
Have you had such a food moment of love? Share it with us.. I can assure you that this recipe works on husbands and can guarantee a great Valentine’s day!