I wanted to share the recipe we used for Devorah's birthday cake. The rule is that the birthday person gets to choose the dinner meal, the cake and the ice cream. Devorah had an orange theme for her dessert. She wanted orange cream ice cream and an orange cream cheesecake instead of a regular birthday cake.
Here is a photo of the finished product:
Orange Dream Cheesecake
The original recipe is found here. This is my version-
The crust was a basic graham cracker crust;
1 1/4c graham cracker crumbs
1/3c melted butter
Combine the crumbs and the sugar then mix the butter in. Press the mixture onto the bottom and slightly up the sides of a spring form pan. Bake at 375 for 4-5 minutes. Let cool before adding the cheesecake mixture.
3 8oz packages neufatchel cream cheese
1/2c softened unsalted butter
1/2c sour cream
1 1/2T orange zest
1/4c orange juice concentrate
Beat together the cream cheese, butter and sugar. Add in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and pour over the crust. Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until top is light brown and the center is slightly jiggly.
1 1/2c sour cream
2T orange juice
Combine ingredients. When cake has finished baking pour topping over it and bake it for another 5 minutes. Let cool in oven, cracked and then refrigerate to finish cooling. Decorate with thinly sliced oranges, peels removed.