Junior's famous no 1 cheesecake pt 1

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N ; LAYER***
½ cup Sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 pinch Salt
3 \N Extra-large eggs separated
½ cup Plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
3 drops Pure lemon extract
3 tablespoons Unsalted butter; melted
¼ teaspoon Cream of tartar
\N \N ; FILLING***
4 packs Cream cheese; (the regular variety
\N \N ; not light
\N \N ; Neufchatel cream
\N \N ; cheese), at room
\N \N ; temperature
\N \N ; (8-ounce)
1⅔ cup Sugar
¼ cup Cornstarch
1 tablespoon Pure vanilla extract
2 \N Extra-large eggs
¾ cup Heavy whipping cream
½ cup Chopped mixed nuts; (almonds, peacans,
\N \N ; and/or walnuts)
½ cup Angel flake coconut
\N \N ; TOPPING***
1 quart Large ripe strawberries
1 cup Strawberry jelly
½ cup Apricot preserves


Directions for the Thin Sponge Cake Layer for Cheesecake: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and generously butter a 9-inch springform pan.

Sift the cake flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.

2. Beat the egg yolks together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high for 3 minutes. Then, with the mixer still running, gradually add the ⅓ cup of sugar and continue beating until thick light-yellow ribbons form in the bowl, about 5 minutes more. Beat in the vanilla and lemon extracts.

3. Sift the flour mixture over the batter and stir it in by hand until no more white flecks appear. Then blend in the butter.

4. In a clean bowl, using clean dry beaters, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar together on high until frothy. Gradually add the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form (the whites should stand up in stiff peaks, but not be dry).

5. Stir about ⅓ cup of the whites into the batter, then gently fold in the remaining whites (don't worry if a few white specks remain).

6. Gently spoon the batter into the pan. Bake the cake just until the center of the cake springs back when lightly touched, only about 10 minutes (watch carefully!). Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack while you continue making the cheesecake filling. Do not remove the cake from the pan.

Makes Enough for One Cheesecake Directions for the Cream Cheese Filling: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and generously butter a 9-inch springform pan.

Make the batter for the sponge cake as the recipe directs Evenly spread the batter on the bottom of the pan, and bake just until set and golden, about 10 minutes. Place the cake on a wire rack to cool (do not remove it from the pan).

2. While the cake cools, make the cream cheese filling: Place one 8-ounce package of the cream cheese, ⅓ cup of the sugar, and the cornstarch in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low until creamy, about 3 mintues, then beat in the remaining 3 packages of cream cheese.

3. Increase the mixer speed to high and beat in the remaining 1½ cups of the sugar, then beat in the vanilla and heavy cream. Blend in the eggs, one at a time, beating the bating only until completely blended (just like they do at Junior's). Be careful not to overmix the batter.

4. Gently spoon the cheese filling on top of the baked sponge cake layer.

Place the springform pan in a large shallow pan containing hot water that comes about 1 inch up the sides of the pan. Bake the cheesecake until the center barely jiggles when you shake the pan, about 1 hour.

continued in part 2

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