kate5kiwis: BIRTHDAY BOYsenberry Cloud Cake


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Saturday, September 20, 2008

BIRTHDAY BOYsenberry Cloud Cake

since he was a wee 'un, Sam has asked for Boysenberry Cheesecake every year for his birthday. (i've always thought that "cheesecake" is such a weird name for it, cos there's no cheese in it. i am gonna rename it... uh... Boysenberry Cloud Cake. oh, there's no clouds in it either?)
this is the *Katie Recipe*. i couldn't find my original recipe today so i made this one up from (my very-non-elephanty) memory. i couldn't find the cornflour either, so i used custard powder instead, and would-you-believe-it? it turned out much better!!!!! the instructions might look like a bit of *faffing about* but the making of this Boysenberry Cloud Cake truly takes ten minutes (plus or minus the surreptitious licking of the bowls) which is the same time it takes to make an oven cake and i *promise*, it is divinely delish and ALMOST-vegan bwahahahahahaha.

blitz 250g malt (or whatever plain or choc-coated) biscuits in the whizz
add 100g melted butter and blitz again.
press into springform pan (and up the sides a bit) and refrigerate.

beat two 250g tubs of cream cheese with
juice of one lemon and
1/2 c sugar and
splash vanilla essence
until smooth. pour onto biscuit base, gently spreading to edges and whang it back in the fridge.

drain a 425g tin of boysenberries and pour the juice into a saucepan.
whisk in 2 heaped tsp custard powder and 2 heaped tsp sugar.
gently bring to the boil, stirring all the time until thick.
remove from heat and gently stir in berries.
when cool, pour over top of cheesecake and hide in fridge behind anything healthy for two hours...
best enjoyed with a coupla mates (make sure you all smear icecream on your faces for the paparazzi), followed by a Birthday Stay-Up-All-Nighter Sleepover!!


Anonymous embejo said...

OOOOhhh, too delicious sounding! I usually prefer a baked not-really-cheese-cause-there-isn't any-cheese-cake but I think I'll have to try this one! Yum

8:30 PM  
OpenID hippyhappyhay said...

Happy happy birthday S!!!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

my mouth is watering


10:18 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

We'll just have to try this one........looks delicious!!


9:02 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr YUM!!!!! This is gonna be served at my house this week, to heck with the diet. East too, just the way I like it. Hope the birthday boy had a great day!

Just checked out your friends blog from the previous post... WOW how amazing, they are going to have such a great time and learn so much, what a fantastic gift to be giving their kids..... X

10:52 AM  
Blogger Lizard said...

That looks amazing. Now I'm hungry.

11:39 AM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

baked cheesecake (i still keep having to correct my typing from cheeseKATE) needs to be lemon or chocolate imnsho, what say you? mwah X

oh thanks so much, he is really happy - all stocked up on a new PS2 game and an MP3 player!!! yay for birthday money! X

mine too, and it's half a week later lol X

thanks for the birthday wishes!
oh, and the rule is: if you cut the cake pieces REALLY small(ish) then you are allowed two. X

love your enthusiasm for rach's adventure, yes, it'll be a remarkable time i'll betcha.
my best part about eating the Boysenberry Cloud Cake is the few hours of picking the seeds outta my teeth lol X

me too, and i have had dinner AND chocolate.
maybe i'll make another cake... X

8:08 PM  

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