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

Number of servings: 12

Per Serving 566 calories

Fat 42 g

Carbs 39 g

Protein 9 g

12

Vo-Vo’s Famous Strawberry Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • Filling:
  • 2 pounds cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Strawberries, sliced into a beautiful creation

Instructions

  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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The Ninja Baker June 2, 2013 at 4:40 am

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 =)

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Renee June 2, 2013 at 7:52 am

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.

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Amber @ Mamas Blissful Bites June 2, 2013 at 8:10 am

Amazing dish! Happy Birthday Vo!

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Vo June 2, 2013 at 9:20 am

Hi Amber
This is VO tahnk you.
The best to you and your Family

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Amber @ Mamas Blissful Bites June 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Thank you! To you as well.

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Liz June 2, 2013 at 8:22 am

I can see why Vo-Vo’s cheesecake was famous! It looks scrumptious and perfect for any family gathering!!!

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Lane @ Supper for a Steal June 2, 2013 at 8:29 am

Strawberry cheesecake possibly with a chocolate drizzle? You can let Vo-Vo know my birthday is Saturday :)

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Jen @JuanitasCocina June 2, 2013 at 8:38 am

I’m sorry, there’d be none left for anyone else if this was put in front of me!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers June 2, 2013 at 9:44 am

Your cheesecake looks amazing and so light and fluffy!!

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Nicole June 2, 2013 at 11:21 am

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

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Tara June 2, 2013 at 11:29 am

I haven’t had cheesecake forever and that looks so very good!! Love the topping!!

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Amanda @ MarocMama June 2, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Vo Vo needs to adopt us all and feed us – special guest at the conference? I’m sure we’d all learn a thing or two!

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kathia Rodriguez June 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Cheese cake YUM! Vo vo’s cheese cake double YUM!

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen June 2, 2013 at 4:20 pm

If it´s from vo-vo and is famous there´s no need to say much more! Such a wonderful family recipe Isabel, so delectable and pretty!

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Katie June 2, 2013 at 4:20 pm

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

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Camille @ Growing Up Gabel June 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

How beautiful! Cheesecake is my husband’s favorite dessert and I just don’t make it often enough for him. I need to rectify that with this recipe!

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Diana @GourmetDrizzles June 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm

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!

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Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) June 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm

How sweet! Love it and the story too

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked June 3, 2013 at 1:41 am

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!

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Beth June 3, 2013 at 6:56 am

I totally agree that baking with love is half the secret to great food! What a beautiful dessert.

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Soni June 3, 2013 at 11:22 am

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!!

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Sunithi June 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm

This looks and sounds fabulous !! Easy to make too ! You have cooking genes in your family Isabel !!

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Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere June 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Yum! I love strawberries with cheesecake! This looks fabulous!

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Megan June 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm

I’ve been excited to see this cheesecake since you told me about it on Friday. Um – YUM!!!!! I hope you saved me a piece!

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Jane's Adventures in Dinner June 4, 2013 at 9:30 am

Looks beautiful!

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Susan June 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm

What a delicious looking cheesecake and that smile on Vo’s face just says it all!

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Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons June 5, 2013 at 12:30 pm

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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Lyn @LovelyPantry June 5, 2013 at 12:46 pm

What a beautiful cheesecake! Vo-Vo’s love is bound to make anything that she makes taste absolutely spectacular! Lovely post, Isabel! :-)

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Cindys Recipes and Writings June 6, 2013 at 9:42 am

Cheesecakes for birthdays sounds like a great tradition, Isabel!

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Anne @ Webicurean June 9, 2013 at 2:02 am

What a beautiful cheesecake! There’s something about a baked cheesecake that can’t be beat.

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