Sunday, April 27, 2008

Daring Bakers: Cheesecake Pops

It is here again, the monthly Daring Bakers recipe. Elle said that this month recipe was going to be good, so I was excited to find out what it was. When I found out it was cheesecake pops, I was thrilled.
Last month's Perfect Party Cake was thrown out after a week because no one ate it. Not that they didn't like it, but chocolate always goes faster than cake in this house. So I decided to make half the recipe this month, but how do you half 5 eggs? So I used two. Plus, cheesecake doesn't come in 20 oz containers, so I settled for 16 oz. When I started mixing, I was a little scared. Did I have enough eggs in the batter? Was it going to rise? Was it going to taste like cheesecake?
Well, it rose, then fell. I cooled it and tried rolling into balls. It didn't go so well. A lot of the cake ended up on my hands. I froze them overnight. In the morning, I melted dark and milk chocolates and then rolled the little balls in chocalote, covering them with sprinkles. Oh and then I bit into one of them.
Oh it was heaven! Plus, no disasters again this month. Whew! I just don't know if I can share.

For the Cheesecake Pop recipe visit Deborah's Taste and Tell.

67 comments:

Deborah said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed these! They look wonderful - great job!

HoneyB said...

I'm assuming the pops didn't last long! They look delish!

Andrea said...

They were so yummy, weren't they? Yours look great!

marye said...

nice job!

Kim said...

Great job, they look delicous!! Love the colors and design of your site.

Bumblebutton said...

It was rather a messy recipe, but they wound up looking so very elegant!

glamah16 said...

And the best thing about these is that you dont have to throw them out. I treat myself to one a day in freezer.

Tartelette said...

Great job! They turned out awesome. Half the recipe was perfect to try my dipping patience on a busy day!!

Scuttle said...

Great Job on your pops! Halfing the recipe sounds like a challenge in of it's self. Glad it all worked out.

Nemmie said...

Great job! I agree, these were The Yum :)

Fran Z said...

Pretty pops! So fun!

Half Baked said...

Great job! I was too scared to half the recipe because of the eggs. I had sooo much cheesecake..not nessecarily a bad thing:)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Just can't beat these with a stick!
Beautiful.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Just can't beat these with a stick!
Beautiful.

Andreia Sousa said...

I enjoyed the challenge too. I love your pops. Congrats!

Andreia Sousa said...

I loved this challenge. Your pops look great! Congrats.

Dana McCauley said...

A disaster free month is a good month! Glad it all worked out for you.

Shandy said...

Isn't this cheesecake recipe wonderful! The flavor is so good that keeping your fingers from scraping the bowl clean at the end is next to impossible! Your cheesecake pops are adorable and cute sprinkles! =D

bonnie said...

your pops are beautiful.

jasmine said...

You did a nice job with them. I like how they look like a little bouquet...

j

Gretchen Noelle said...

These look delicious. Great job with them!

Erin said...

Very cute! Great job!

Christine said...

Your pops look great and I am sure they were a hit!

Laurie said...

Very lovely..and the photography looks awesome as well!

Veron said...

great looking pops!

Jenny said...

Those look wonderful!

Julia said...

Haha.. true they were fingerlicking, indeed! I don't think I'll be eatting cheesecake again for a long, long time.

Nice job on yours too! Thanks for stopping by!

maybelles mom said...

These were good. I particularly love the first pictures.

Mandy said...

you know, I licked lots of the cheesecake batters off my fingers while rolling them. Great job on the challenge :D

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Good on you for halving the recipe. I wanted to but knowing me, I'd probaby mess it up royally! hahaha. It looks lovely.

Gato Azul | Chat Bleu said...

Such a beautiful photo of tasty looking pops. Mine are nearly all gone ;-P

kim at allconsuming said...

Oh yours are adorable!

Joey Biscotti said...

Looks like they are growing in a garden like flowers!

Megan said...

I should of at least halfed the recipe. I have plenty to share!

JMom said...

They really were delicious. We enjoyed them too. That was brilliant taking the photos outdoor. I'll have to remember that next time.

Brilynn said...

I ended up with tons of cake on my hands too, it was certainly messy. The end result looks great though!

dobetter said...

Oooo, so pretty! And I so agree, these were heavenly to taste!

Gigi said...

you did a great job on your pops! weren't they were yummy?

The Food Librarian said...

these look yummy yummy!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks good! i'm sure those liitle pops won't sit around for a week!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Gorgeous looking pops! Very well done!

Cheers,

Rosa

KayKat said...

Awww ... too bad you had a bit of a struggle with making the pops. But they seem to have turned out great :)

Congratulations!

sunita said...

I halved the recipe too...your pops look cute :-)

glutenfreeforgood said...

You Daring Bakers are a creative bunch! I love the looks of these little treats and your photos are absolutely beautiful. Gosh, I'm going to have to check out this DB thing as you all sure seem to be having a good time! I'd have to adapt the recipes to GF/DF, but that might be a fun challenge.
Melissa

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

That's a lovely photo taken of the pops! Thank you for liking my sprinkles :)

Astra Libris said...

Wow, your pops are gorgeous!! Bravo!

Katie said...

Love the sprinkles! So much fun!

Jenny said...

They look great, and I'm glad they were more successful!

familiabencomo said...

Yours are so perfect looking! Great idea about halving the recipe - there was A LOT of pops1

xoxox Amy

Tiffany said...

Yea, I tried rolling them as well. Didn't work so great!!!!!!! Congrats on another Challenge...

Madam Chow said...

Yes, it was messy! My pops weren't exactly round, but they were tasty, so glad you liked it!

farida said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on my site! Your pops look great! Yeah, they were a bit tricky to make. Great idea to use half a recipe. Also, I found that making balls would turn the whole thing into mess, so I just cut out rectangulars:)) Next time I'll use a square baking pan to make my life easier.

Lara said...

Nicely done! And what a gorgeous photo!

Dianne said...

They look great! Glad you enjoyed them. :)

JaySpice said...

Cute pops.

I used spoons to form my balls and cut in to the cake to make other shapes. I know rolling those balls caused a sticky....yet yummy mess.

maybahay said...

hurrah for no disasters!
your pops look very pretty in the sunshine. it was such a fun challenge, wasn't it?

Kevin said...

Nice looking pops! This months challenge was a tasty one.

Jaime said...

i ended up with tons of cheesecake on my hands too! what a waste! they look great though.

here's a tip: for half an egg - lightly beat one egg, then measure out 1 1/2 tablespoons.

Allison said...

oooh so beautiful and sparkly... I love it!

L Vanel said...

Great looking pops! I love the setting!

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a lovely job on your pops! Simply beautiful.

Natalie @ Gluten a Go Go

Antonio Tahhan said...

I can't even tell that those pops gave you trouble - they look delicious!!

creampuff said...

Nice job, Jerry! And you're right chocolate always does go faster!!!

Chez US said...

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From one fellow DB to another - your pops look great!

Love Austin, too, a good friend of ours lives there, has been too long since a visit!

SweetDesigns said...

Great pops!! And yes..cheesecake..all over the hands..I have always worked in a kitchen, through pastry/culinary school..and I think I washed my hands more that day than any other ha-ha. You did a wonderful job!!

Texana said...

Your pops look fantastic. Halving the recipe went well for me, too.

Dolores said...

Great job with this month's challenge.