I Was Certain That I Would Disappoint...

The Blog Dare on Bloggy Moms

...my friends at Supper Club the other night.

Generally, I am fairly confident in my cheesecake baking abilities.

I bake cheesecakes fairly regularly.  In fact I make one every other month for brunch and sometimes in between times for other functions.  I know exactly how to time them and when to check on them and it has nothing to do with the recipe's timings.

But that was in my old oven.  The one that cooked unevenly and 25 degrees hotter than it should.  That oven.

Even though I had great fun playing with my new oven all day Thursday, I hadn't actually baked a cheesecake in it until Friday night - the Friday night before Saturday's get together.

And this wasn't just any old cheesecake I was to bring.
This was not just my contribution to this month's Supper Club.
This was the birthday cake for our friend.

No pressure.

I followed the instructions down to the letter because I didn't know how this oven would cook it.  I knew I should have checked it before time - but I didn't.

The cheesecake was overcooked and there were cavernous cracks that looked like fault lines running in every direction on the surface; but, it turned out okay both in looks and taste.

Thankfully he likes turtle cheesecake which requires the entire top to be covered in chocolate and caramel.

Which brings us to several major life lessons:

  • chocolate and caramel cover a multitude of sins
  • when in doubt, cover it in chocolate and caramel
  • everything is better with chocolate and caramel on it


  1. Ok so not sure why I can't read your post on your blog. But I can read it in my e-mail and on my dashboard. Didn't know if you knew that or not, but thought I would let you know if you didn't.

    Anyways I absolutely LOVE Cheesecake especially Turtle Cheesecake (that's about the only time you'll see me eating Carmel). But seriously I could live off of cheesecake. I think they should make it into its own food group. Ok off focus there!!! I so dislike it when the oven is cooking higher than it should. But I'm glad that it worked out!!!

    1. I'm sorry that you can't see it on the blog. I'm not sure how to fix that...hmmm...I'll give it some thought. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Lol! I agree with your major life lessons! This post just makes me wanna eat one whole cheesecake! Glad that everything worked out great! :-)

    1. So glad you agree Ms. Mommist. Thanks for stopping by. :)


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