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Baked Banana Cheesecake

june 20124

How wonderful to share with you my friends, what a lovely day it’s been today. A few rays of Autumn sunshine, although the air is crisp and cool, a little home-style baking,  time to write and hear back from a friend via e-mail and an afternoon ‘happy moment’ with my sister with  coffee and a slice of this baked banana cheesecake.

‘Happy Moment’ a small indulgence while on the Slimmer Mediterranean Diet

june 20125This baked banana cheesecake, sort of just came together while out shopping, I had decided not to through away those forgotten bananas before not attempting to bake something with them. In my mind, was my favourite banana bread recipe, but while out I picked up one (I have too many!!) of my monthly cooking magazines. And wow! just what I needed a seasonal special on baking with banana’s. Chocolate & Banana French toasties;Banana & Apple friands; Beef vindaloo with coconut & banana sambal; Banoffee trifle; Spiced banana tarte tatin…but I had to use those over ripen banana’s and the recipe to win me over was the baked banana and caramel cheesecake. I substituted the caramel for chocolate.

june 20126 Read on for this delicious recipe…

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Recipe: Baked Banana Cheesecake (Adapted from GoodFood Magazine)

250 grams plain biscuits, grounded + 100 grams butter, melted + 1/4 cup (20g) desiccated coconut + 1 teaspoon cinnamon + 2 large ripe bananas + 375 grams cream cheese, room temperature + 250 grams mascarpone, room temperature + 1/3 (75g) caster sugar + 3 eggs, room temperature + 100 grams chocolate dark 70% cocoa.

Grease and line a ‘cheesecake’ tin 26cm round with baking paper. Place biscuits in a kitchen whiz and ground until a fine crumb. Place in a bowl, adding the coconut and the melted butter. Combine and press firmly the crust mixture into the bottom of the tin. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 170°C. Mash the bananas until smooth and set aside. In a bowl add the cream cheese and beat with an electric beater until smooth. Add mascarpone and sugar, continue beating gently adding the eggs one at a time. Fold in banana. Spoon over the crumbed set base. Melt the chocolate drizzle into filling and use a skewer to create a marble effect. Work quickly.

Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes, until set. Let to cool inside oven, with door slightly open and oven tuned off.

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Enjoy friends, hope you have a great weekend.

Linking to

A Delightsome Life: Home & Garden Thursday

Alli ’n sons: Sweet Tooth Friday

The Charm of Home: Home Sweet Home Friday

Rattlebridge Farm: Foodie Friday

Yvette…x

21 Comments

    • With you too Mandy, it certainly was a delicious slither of creamy goodness, have a wonderful weekend!

    • Thank you Pat for calling by, I usually don’t make baked cheesecakes, but this one is lovely, and a little different with the flavour combination of banana and chocolate! x

  1. This is one beautiful cheesecake, Yvette. Mixing the flavors of cheesecake with those of banana and chocolate is an idea whose time has come! 🙂 And, as always, your presentation is spot-on, placing your cake in the best light possible.
    I’ve pinned it and fully expect to make this cake. Thank you, Yvette, for sharing it with us.

    • Thanks John, lovely of you to repin my photo on pinterest, had a lovely day, me and my camera! Enjoy the weekend! x

  2. ooo…I love Autumn! Your day sounds like it was awesome…relaxing, soothing, and blessed. What a yummy-licious cheesecake! I’d never think of bananas in cheesecake. I’m glad you had a wonderful moment with your sister. Those are treasured times.

    Sending you love and blessings,
    Marianne xox

    • It’s the first time, I’ve made a banana cheesecake, I rarely use banana’s in anything else but muffins and banana bread..oh and maybe a summers trifle.but as I found in the article there are many a dish to be had. Have a joyous weekend, ours is a long weekend in New South Wales.

    • Our ‘happy moments’ are so that we enjoy a small indulgence, such as chocolate every day as a flavoursome moment -having a ‘happy moment’ to look forward to each day may mean the difference between giving up in a weak moment and finding the motivation to carry on through a weight loss journey!
      All good on paper…living through the many temptations is always harder.
      Loving my camera at the moment and trying many new techniques! Have a wonderful weekend. x

  3. This baked banana cheesecake looks so yummy! I am not big on cheesecake, but I would have a slice of this for sure. 🙂
    Lovely presentation, too. Happy Sunday.

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  5. This is amazing! It is not only beautiful, but sounds absolutely delicious! I love your sweet lady by the way -with the roses – enchanting! I’ll definitely give this a try – thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

    • Hi Kathy, this lady I found in a quaint shop some years back,the shop was closing down, so grabbed the opportunity in buying three, and not one for myself. I bought this one for my sister, one for my Mum, and the other for an Aunty. The busts are all different, but beautiful in their own way, wearing different hats. I placed the fresh flowers around the rim for my styling shot! Thanks for visiting. x

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