Vo-Vo’s Famous Strawberry Cheesecake #SundaySupper

Vo-vo's famous strawberry cheesecake By now you all know how much Vo-Vo loves to bake.  This grandma is a baking dynamo! One of her absolute favorite things to bake is Vo-Vo’s famous Strawberry Cheesecake.  She bakes a cheesecake for every birthday party and every celebration.  We all look forward to and  love Vo-Vo’s Cheesecake, it is creamy and just melts in your mouth.  I think what we really love most is seeing the original designs that she comes up with.  The strawberries take on a new design each time she makes this cheesecake, and it is so much fun for us to see how creative Vo-Vo gets.  Sometimes there will be a chocolate drizzle, sometimes a strawberry drizzle – one just never knows what she is going to come up with for each birthday celebration.

The best part of Vo-Vo’s Famous Strawberry Cheesecake, is that it is made with love.  I truly believe that is the secret to making this extraordinary cheesecake.

Vo-Vo's famous strawberry cheesecake

We celebrated Vo’s Birthday last month and Vo-Vo’s famous strawberry cheesecake was the talk of the table.  Yep, the cheesecake is the highlight of all our celebrations… we loved this particular design.
Vo-Vo's Famous Cheesecake

Vo-Vo's Famous Strawberry Cheesecake #SundaySupper
Serves: 12
  • Crust:
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • Filling:
  • 2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Topping:
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Strawberries, sliced into a beautiful creation
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. For the crust: Melt the butter
  3. Brush a 9-inch spring-form pan with butter
  4. Stir the crumbs, sugar, salt and butter together
  5. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of the pan
  6. Bake for approximately 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown
  7. Wrap the spring-form pan with aluminum foil and place in a large roasting pan
  8. For the filling: Beat the cream cheese using a mixer until smooth
  9. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy
  10. Slowly beat in the sour cream, eggs and vanilla
  11. Pour into the cooled crust in the spring-form pan
  12. Place the roasting pan with the spring-form pan in the oven
  13. Pour in enough hot water to cover the pan half way
  14. Bake for approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, the center of the cake will still wiggle
  15. For the topping: Gently stir the sour cream, confectioners sugar and vanilla.
  16. If you choose, stir in 4 pureed strawberries, optional
  17. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and spread the topping over the cheesecake
  18. Turn the oven off and place the cheesecake in the oven for 1 hour
  19. Remove the cheesecake from the oven and run a knife around the edge
  20. Refrigerate overnight
  21. Bring cheesecake to room temperature and decorate with strawberries.... remember to come up with a creative design or Vo-Vo would be disappointed

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  1. says

    Agreed, Isabel. Love is the best ingredient added to any dish or dessert. You truly are blessed with your Vo-Vo. How fun too that every time the cheesecake is made a different pattern is placed on top =)

  2. says

    What a lovely cheesecake and I’m so glad to see you are preserving and sharing Vo-Vo’s recipes here. What great memories to look back on including this dessert made with so much love.

  3. says

    I just love that sweet picture of them all. That cheesecake looks so delicious. I love cheesecake so much. Great recipe and sweet story!
    Also what you said about me… so amazing. You are such a great friend to me, I am so extremely blessed. <3

  4. says

    What an awesome story behind the cheesecake! I love a good tradition, and how fun that Vo Vo creates a different design each time!

  5. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says

    What a sweet photo… you have such a beautiful family, Isabel! And how lucky to have a delicious and beautiful treat like this baked for every family birthday… with love! Can’t wait to try this. Such a special Sunday Supper recipe- thanks for sharing!

  6. says

    Everyone in the photo looked super pumped to be eating that cheesecake and I don’t blame them – that looks absolutely incredible! Vo-Vo knows how to make a perfect cheesecake. It’s looks so dense and creamy inside. Needless to say, the topping is gorgeous. Happy belated birthday to Vo!

  7. says

    Such a gorgeous looking Cheesecake and even more special since its made with so much love from Vo Vo :) Love the sour creme topping too!!

  8. says

    I love it. And I think you’re right about love being the secret ingredient. I know it sounds so cheesy, but I do think it’s true. I was convinced after one time when I made risotto when I was really angry. It turned out terrible. The love and lovingly stirring was key, and that night…it just wasn’t in the cards :) hahaha.

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