Friday, May 20, 2011

Butterfinger Cheescake

I always been known for my cheesecakes. For family gatherings or parties, people request my cheesecake. So why is it after two years of blogging I haven't posted a cheesecake recipe? I guess I've been too busy trying new recipes.

This recipe comes from a restaurant that used to be at Oak Park Mall in Kansas City, Paradise Diner. It's a rich and creamy cheesecake. Over the years, I've made lots of changes to this recipe. I've used an oreo cookie crust instead of the graham cracker crust, substituted a variety of candy bars, oreo cookies or thin mint cookies for the Butterfingers. The possibilities are endless!! To help a little with the tremendous number of calories and fat in this recipe, you can use the low fat sour cream and cream cheese. Do not use the no fat!!

If you like cheesecake, give this one a try! You won't be sorry!!!!



Butterfinger Cheesecake
- from the Paradise Diner

Crust
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
4 ounces butter, melted
Mix together. Pat into the bottom of a 10 inch springform pan.

Filling
2 pounds cream cheese
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
4 Butterfinger candy bars, chopped

Cream together cream cheese and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Scrape bowl after each addition. Mix until smooth. Fold in candy, reserving some for the top of the cheesecake. Pour into crust and bake at 300 degrees 45 minutes to one hour. To test for doneness, shake pan lightly. Cheesecake is done when filling is firm.

Topping

1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 tablespoons sugar

Spread on hot cheesecake. Chill overnight. Garnish with remaining chopped Butterfingers.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!

13 comments:

  1. OOH! This looks awesome!! Love, love, love butterfingers! Thanks!

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  2. A butterfinger cheesecake sounds amazing-looks amazing too. You should consider posting your cheesecakes more often. :-)

    Have a great weekend.
    Velva

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  3. Oh, my, this looks so delicious. I'll need to save it for a specuial occasion. Just looking at it is adding pound to my hips!

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  4. What a yummy cheesecake! I love cheesecake and I love butterfingers. Can't go wrong with this!

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  5. I love Butterfingers. This looks really rich, but good!

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  6. WOW! That is one great looking cheesecake! Love butterfingers!

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  7. Oh, I love cheesecake! Especially when candy bars are involved.

    I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on Sweet Tooth Friday, my weekly recipe link-up. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/05/19/chocolate-chip-muffins/

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  8. I love cheesecake and I love Butterfinger bars. This HAS to be great!

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  9. Butterfingers might be one of my favorite candies. This cheesecake looks wonderful! Love cheesecake!

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  10. Another Butterfinger fan here and this cheesecake looks divine! Would love to have aa slice for dessert tonight. Please drop by my dessert linky party on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday if you get a chance. I would love it if you shared your recipe.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/05/sweet-indulgences-sunday-5.html

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  11. Oh My Goodness - This is seriously makin me drool. Looks sinfully delicious Julie.

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  12. Made this two weeks ago for a large family gathering. I was a hit! Now Im asked to be the cheesecake lady every year. :-)

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  13. Made this two weeks ago for a large family gathering. I was a hit! Now Im asked to be the cheesecake lady every year. :-)

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