Sammah's Banana Cheesecake

>> Monday, June 14, 2010

I made this cheesecake for my sister in laws gathering and everyone loved it. The only change I made was that I topped it with a cup of whipping cream mixed with a tablespoon of sugar and just before serving I cut up some bananas and placed them on top. It's supposed to taste exactly like the famous banana cheesecake from the cheesecake factory.

For the Crust

20 vanilla cream-filled sandwich style cookies
1/4 cup margarine, melted

For the Filling

24 ounces cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 eggs
3/4 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
shredded coconut, for topping (optional)

  • Use a blender to finely chop the cookies.
  • Add margarine and blend until they are well combines.
  • Press mixture into the bottom of a 10" springform pan and smooth it out.
  • Refrigerate the crust while you make the filling.
  • Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until creamy.
  • Beat in sugar and cornstarch followed by the eggs (one at a time).
  • Beat in bananas, whipping cream, and vanilla.
  • Pour mixture into crust.
  • Place pan on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees and bake an additional 75 minutes, or until center is almost set, adding coconut for last 20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool completely before removing rim of pan -- Before removing the pan, run warm water over a knife and slide a knife around the edge of the cake to separate the cake from the pan cleanly.
  • Refrigerate cheesecake, uncovered, at least 6 hours.


Umm Omar June 16, 2010 at 4:18 PM  

Oh, goodness. THis is a dangerous blog. :-) Looks soooooo good!!

Anonymous,  June 23, 2010 at 2:05 PM  

hhehehe yes it is dangerous when watching ur waist line!! but it's ok to cheat once in a while :)

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