Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Pie!

 

Picture adapted from Allrecipes-JJHON32

Cheesecake!! I count cheesecake as a pie and out of all the pies out there, no-bake, fruit, custard, nut, etc this is my favorite! You don’t get how much I love cheesecake!! There is nothing else like cheesecake!! Rich and Creamy, you just gotta love it!!! But this is not your average cheesecake! This has the texture and taste of cheesecake but you make and bake it like a pie. This is by far the easiest cheesecake/pie I have ever made!!!I used an already made crust, it is easy to make the filling, just mix it all together, and bake! To make it patriotic, I spread strawberry jam on it and put some nice fresh blueberries the shape of a star! Now I can bring it to my 4th of July Party without making a huge deal!! I love doing stuff like that!! Get a normal recipe you have used before and change it the slightest bit to make it more in season. I changed red velvet cupcakes to purple velvet with black frosting and white sprinkles for the Ravins!! But I used my mom’s red velvet cake recipe! I have so many recipes I use for 4th of July that I can’t post even 1/4  of them!! You don’t know how hard it id just to make one post!! You gotta type, save, edit, add pictures, add gadgets, tag, categorize, and I like to request feedback so one post can take me hours!! That is why I don’t post 4 times a day like some other blogs do! I also gotta think about what recipes I’m gonna post. After this I am gonna do some sides and maybe some main dishes then go back to dessert. Dessert is my favorite thing about 4trh of July! Its where I can really get creative! You know how they say “Art is Food”, well not for me!! I suck at art. I always hated the class and I am a terrible artist. But if I decorated a cake, I can do it fairly well.To me, art is not food, food is art! I love decorating and making really pretty presentations with food!! Its what I live for!

How is everybody’s 4th of July coming?  I am having a HUGE cookout later and a ton of stuff for dessert. My whole family is here and my dad bought two types of whipped cream so we could have a taste test at dessert! There is already whip cream on the pies but he bough a ton of ice cream!! I am sooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!! What is everybody else doing? I would love to know so please wright a comment or reply!! I have more parties coming up over the weekend so I will still post 4th of July recipes through out the week. I have 2 parties, one on Sunday, one nest Saturday! So I will keep on posting! So, lets do this thing!!

Ingredients-

  • 8 sheets phyllo sheets
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 pkgs cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jelly

Directions-

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Place a phyllo dough on a flat clean surface , brush with melted butter, and cover with another piece of phyllo. Repeat until all 8 sheets are used. Using kitchen scissors, cut layered phyllo into a 12- to 13-inch circle. Carefully press circle into a greased 9-inch pie pan. Bake in preheated oven until edges are just golden, 6 to 8 minutes,cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven temperature to 350
  3. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until  fluffy. Beat in eggs until well combined. Fold in 1 cup of blueberries. Pour filling into  crust.
  4. Bake at 350 until set, 40 to 50 minutes.Cool
  5. In a small bowl, beat jelly until smooth; spread over cheese filling. Arrange 1 cup blueberries on top in a star
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Flag Cake!


Picture adapted from Google Pages- Flag Cake

What better for 4th of July then a flag cake?! I used to make these every year with my family and they are some of my favorite memories from my childhood! I have a bunch of videos and pictures of us when we did it. It was a lot of fun and now, I’m giving you the joy! I prefer to make the red stripes with raspberries, but sliced strawberries are good to. They both taste great but the raspberries look better to me since they are smaller. Now the top corner, I put blueberries in a 3×5 square. I like to use a small star tip and pipe a star in between each blueberry. Just fill a plastic bag and cut a whole about the size of the rim of the piping tip, put it on and squeeze. After the star is formed let go of the bag, then take away from the cake. It will form perfect little stars. If you do not have a star tip, you can get white fondant and cut tiny stars with a cookie or fondant cutter. You can also just pipe small dots. Whatever is easier for you.I like piping the stars but I just love piping! I love this cake!! Its fun to make and eat, What can be better? Its so cute! Its the hit at the 4th of July Party! I have seen many people make these cakes. Out of all the ones you could possibly try, this is the best. This is the recipe I used growing up. The best most moist cake I have ever had! An amazing frosting that is not over ally sweet. Here is a trick to make sure the cake is really good, make sure the fruit is ripe!! If you have mushy fruit, it takes some taste away, if you have fresh, ripe fruit from a local store or farm, it is so much better! You make some amazing cake and frosting then ruin it was mushy berries, you want the flavor to be bold and scream in your mouth. Like fireworks!!!! I love fireworks!! They are so pretty! I love the ones in Disney World that are shaped like Mickey Mouse! Those are awesome! Anyway, I like making desserts for parties on 4th of July. I love BBQ aand picnics on 4th of July but Desserts, I can be creative.  Its easier to say 4th of July in a cake then in a burger, so I rather make desserts. I love this dessert! I have made red, white, and blue cupcakes before. The only problem with that is, the color doesn’t always turn out right. This is super easy, just put strawberries or raspberries down in stripe, blueberries in a square and some stars! Easy, fun, cute, and delicious!!!  Everybody likes this!! I don’t know why is gods name you wouldn’t, its absolutly delicious!!!

 

I’m kinda behind on post. I just went threw some family issues with my step- great grandmother and I have been doing everything but blogging. When ever I start a post, I have something else to do. If you have a recipe that is worthy enough for me to post, contact me or wright a comment and I might post in your name. I promise I will say it was your recipe not mine  so please include your name and any other information you want people to know, like a buisness or email. Thanks! Now that that is clear, lets do this!

Ingredients-2 1/4 sticks butter

For the Cake-

  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3  cups flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

For the frosting-

  • 4 sticks
    1 1/2 pounds cream cheese
    1 pound confectioners’ sugar, sifted
    1 1/2 tsp  vanilla extract

To assemble-

  • 2 half-pints of blueberries
  • 3 half-pints raspberries

 

Directions-

  1. Heat the oven to 350
  2. Spray cooking spray on a  18 by 13 by 1 1/2-inch sheet pan.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar in a electric mixer on high speed, until light On medium speed, add the eggs, 2 at a time, then add the sour cream and vanilla. Stir until smooth.
  4. Sift together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. With mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until  combined. Pour into the  pan. Bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool t
  5. For the icing, combine the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer until smooth
  6. Spread three-fourths of the icing on the top of the cake. Fill the upper left corner with the blueberries. Place 2 rows of raspberries across the top of the cake like a red stripe. Put the remaining icing in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip and pipe two rows of white stripes below the raspberries. Alternate rows of raspberries and icing until the flag is done Pipe stars on top of the blueberries.

 

Red, White, and Blue Cake with Berries and Pudding Filling

Happy 4th of July!! Its time to wave your flags in the air, but first eat some cake! I love making cake on 4th of July. There are so many ways to really make it represent 4th of July. My personal favorite is to add strawberries and blueberries onto a vanilla cake to  make it red, white, and blue.  I have made a cake that looks like a flag time and time again. Well I thought, what if I did a layered cake so you can have all the flavors in one. So I made it and brought it to a 4th of July Party I go to every year. I asked people who tried it which one they prefered, the layered or the flag cake. They liked the layered one. It still gave of the red, white, and blue but it tasted better. You get more of the flavors. You can get frosting, cake, and berries all in one!! This is one of my dad’s favorite cakes! He isn’t a big chocolate fan, he likes fruit and vanilla. This is his favorite holiday cake no joke. It don’t blame him, its not chocolate but it is AMAZING! So lets talk about what a layered cake is, or at least what this is. It is a cake, pudding, and berries. I am using pudding instead of frosting so it taste more like a truffle and has a better flavor with the berries. You do that twice then you put cool whip on top with berries. It looks and taste like the forth of July!So here is the thing, I am super busy on the 4th of July. I cook and bake every hour for this party my neighbors hold. I don’t have time to make the cream filling and the pound cake and all that stuff. So I bought mix and pre made pound cake. You can make all this stuff if you want, I am just busy. I always put orange zest into my homemade pound cakes. I didn’t want to put orange zest on top of the already made cake so I rubbed it with orange juice. It actually gave it a fresh yummy flavor.

 

Say, anybody gonna see fireworks? This Saturday I am going to maple lawn, a mini shopping center near my home to see these huge beautiful fireworks. I love seeing them! I would love to go down to D.C  but not this year, maybe next year! Well, lets do it!

Ingredients-

  • 3/4 cup cold milk
  • 1 pkg. JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filliing 
  • 1 1/2 cup thawed cool whip
  • 1 pkg frozen pound cake
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups mixed blueberries and strawberries\

Directions-

  1. Add milk to dry pudding mix in medium bowl. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Stir in 1 cup of the cool whip
  2. Cut cake horizontally into three layers, brush with the orange juice. Place the  bottom layer on serving plate, top with 3/4 cup of the berries, half of the pudding mixture and middle cake layer. Repeat layers cover with top cake layer. Top with 1/2 cup cool whip and the remaining berries,  cover with foil.
  3. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours. Store leftovers in refrigerator.