Speculaas cheesecake

Speculaas cheesecake

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Lisa-Kristin Erdt

Lisa-Kristin Erdt

Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

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"If I could put together my dream cake, it would be creamy and flavorful at the same time—just like this Christmas twist on the classic cheesecake. With its cinnamony flavors from the crunchy speculaas cookie base, rounded out with a topping of toasted pecans, it's great for Christmas or any time of year. With the different layers, a variety of consistencies will give you a different kind of cake experience. If you want to make the cake a little lighter, you can also omit the whipped cream topping and finish directly with the nuts. You can easily swap out the pecans for walnuts if those are more readily available for you."

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

35 min

Baking

30 min

Resting

75 min

Ingredients

2Servings
33⅓ g
speculaas cookies
16⅔ g
pecans
8⅓ g
butter (melted)
75 g
cream cheese
16⅔ g
sugar
tsp
vanilla extract
½
eggs
83⅓ g
sour cream
tsp
ground cinnamon
33⅓ ml
heavy cream
13⅓ g
confectioner’s sugar
salt
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Utensils

oven, food processor, springform pan (9 in.), glass, 3 bowls (large), hand mixer with beaters, cutting board, knife, frying pan

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Nutrition per serving

Cal499
Fat41 g
Protein6 g
Carb30 g
  • Step 1/4

    Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Place pecans, speculaas cookies, and melted butter in a food processor and grind until it starts to stick together. Transfer to a springform pan and, using the bottom of a glass, press firmly into the bottom of the pan to form the crust.
    • 8⅓ g pecans
    • 25 g speculaas cookies
    • 8⅓ g butter (melted)
    • oven
    • food processor
    • springform pan (9 in.)
    • glass

    Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Place pecans, speculaas cookies, and melted butter in a food processor and grind until it starts to stick together. Transfer to a springform pan and, using the bottom of a glass, press firmly into the bottom of the pan to form the crust.

  • Step 2/4

    For the filling, beat the cream cheese in a bowl with a hand mixer with beaters at medium speed. Once fluffy, add the sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Add the eggs, one at a time, on low speed and beat until everything is well combined. Pour over the crust and bake for approx. 25 min. Remove cake from oven and let cool for approx. 15 min.
    • 75 g cream cheese
    • 16⅔ g sugar
    • tsp vanilla extract
    • salt
    • ½ eggs
    • bowl (large)
    • hand mixer with beaters

    For the filling, beat the cream cheese in a bowl with a hand mixer with beaters at medium speed. Once fluffy, add the sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Add the eggs, one at a time, on low speed and beat until everything is well combined. Pour over the crust and bake for approx. 25 min. Remove cake from oven and let cool for approx. 15 min.

  • Step 3/4

    Increase oven temperature to 250°C/475°F. While the cake is cooling, combine sour cream, some of the powdered sugar, and cinnamon with the hand mixer at medium speed. Spread over cooled cake and bake again for approx. 10 min. Remove and let cool completely.
    • 83⅓ g sour cream
    • 8⅓ g confectioner’s sugar
    • tsp ground cinnamon
    • bowl (large)

    Increase oven temperature to 250°C/475°F. While the cake is cooling, combine sour cream, some of the powdered sugar, and cinnamon with the hand mixer at medium speed. Spread over cooled cake and bake again for approx. 10 min. Remove and let cool completely.

  • Step 4/4

    Coarsely chop remaining pecans and toast in a pan over medium heat until fragrant. Add heavy cream to a large bowl and whip with remaining powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff. Spread generously over the cooled cake and garnish with remaining crumbled speculaas cookies and toasted pecans. Chill for approx. 30 min. before slicing and serving for the best texture. Enjoy!
    • 16⅔ g pecans
    • 33⅓ ml heavy cream
    • 5 g confectioner’s sugar
    • tsp vanilla extract
    • 8⅓ g speculaas cookies
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • frying pan
    • bowl (large)

    Coarsely chop remaining pecans and toast in a pan over medium heat until fragrant. Add heavy cream to a large bowl and whip with remaining powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff. Spread generously over the cooled cake and garnish with remaining crumbled speculaas cookies and toasted pecans. Chill for approx. 30 min. before slicing and serving for the best texture. Enjoy!

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