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Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cake

There is nothing better than a nice fresh dessert like this Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cake. It is the perfect recipe to try out during strawberry season. It is ideal for those backyard BBQs or a dessert to take on the go.

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June is the month to go strawberry picking. Do you plan on picking berries this season? If you are going berry picking and need more recipes to use the strawberries in, make sure to add this tasty strawberry crunch recipe to your list.

What is Strawberry Crunch Cake

Strawberry crunch cake is a delicious dessert that usually consists of layers of sponge cake or angel food cake, strawberries, and a crunchy topping.

A crunch cake is layered starting with a bottom layer of cake and then adding a creamy layer of frosting and strawberries between the cake layers. The filling can be made of whipped cram, cream cheese or some sort of frosting.

Keep in mind that this is just one variations of a strawberry crunch cake. The recipe below is another way of creating this dessert.

Cheesecake Cake or Pie

A Cheesecake cake typically combines the flavours and elements of a cheesecake in a traditional cake form. You can add the filling between layers or swirl it into the cake batter.

A Pie typically combines the elements of both cheesecake and pie. It features a cheesecake like filling instead of a traditional pie filling. The pie crusts can be either a flakey pie crust or a graham cracker crust.

Cream Cheese in Cake Recipe

Adding cream cheese in a cake is a great way to add some extra moisture and a nice rich tangy flavour. There are a few ways you can add cream cheese to your cake recipes. You can add a cream cheese swirl to the batter, a frosting or filling or even combined in the cake batter.

If you are adding cream cheese to any dessert, it should be at room temperature before starting.

Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cake Recipe

Summer is the season for berry desserts and now is the time to test out this cheesecake cake recipe.

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Cake Ingredients

  • 1 strawberry cake mix box
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 Canola
  • 3 large eggs

Vanilla Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 2 – 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 – 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 2 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 cups Strawberry Shortcake Crumb Toppings

Vanilla Cheesecake Direction

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray an 8in springform pan with cooking oil. Using a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until soft with a hand mixer. Beat in the sugar and flour until combined. Add each egg and beat, until combined, then beat in the vanilla extract and set aside.

Cake Directions

Using another large bowl, beat together the cake mix, water, oil and eggs with a mixer.

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Divide the strawberry batter in half and spread the bottom layer evenly. Using a large spoon, drop dollops of the cheesecake mixture on top of the strawberry cake layer.

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Scoop more strawberry cake batter on top and try to spread evenly.

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Drop more dollops of cheesecake batter on top and place the springform pan into a 12 in deep baking dish.

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Fill baking dish with hot water about half way up the springform sides. Place into the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes. Remove the Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cake onto a wire rack to cool down until completely cooled. Once cooled, place into the refrigerator overnight.

Cream Cheese Frosting Directions

Using a medium mixing bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with a mixer.
Gradually beat in the powdered sugar until combined and smooth, then beat in the vanilla and heavy whipping cream. Add in the milk and extract to the cream cheese mixture.

Run a knife around the edge to loosen it from the springform pan. Frost entire cake in a very thin layer with the cream cheese frosting. Once you have a thin coat of frosting on the cake, coat entire cheesecake cake using the strawberry shortcake crumble toppings.

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Recipe Note: If you can’t find a strawberry cake mix box, you can make an easy strawberry cake. Replace the strawberry cake mix with a white cake mix, and also add 1 cup of strawberry purée. To make the purée, simply place some strawberries in a food processor or blender. Puree the berries until smooth, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Then, add 1 cup of the strawberry purée to the cake mix.

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Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cake

Lyne Proulx
There is nothing better than a nice fresh dessert like this Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cake. It is the perfect recipe to try out during strawberry season.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Refrigerate 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 499 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer or hand mixer
  • 1 Baking sheet
  • 2 8 in springfoam pans

Ingredients
  

CAKE INGREDIENTS

  • 1 strawberry cake mix box
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 canola oil
  • 3 large eggs

VANILLA CHEESECAKE

  • 2 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING INGREDIENTS

  • 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 cups strawberry Shortcake Crumb Toppings

Instructions
 

VANILLA CHEESECAKE DIRECTION

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray an 8in springform pan with cooking oil.
  • Using a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until soft with a hand mixer.
  • Beat in the sugar and flour until combined.
  • Add each egg and beat, until combined, then beat in the vanilla extract and set aside.

CAKE DIRECTIONS

  • Using another large bowl, beat together the cake mix, water, oil and eggs with a mixer.
  • Divide the strawberry batter in half and spread the bottom layer evenly.
  • Using a large spoon, drop dollops of the cheesecake mixture on top of the strawberry cake layer.
  • Scoop more strawberry cake batter on top and try to spread evenly.
  • Drop more dollops of cheesecake batter on top and place the springform pan into a 12 in deep baking dish.
  • Fill baking dish with hot water about half way up the springform sides.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 25-35 minutes.
  • Remove the Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cake onto a wire rack to cool down until completely cooled. Once cooled, place into the refrigerator overnight.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING DIRECTIONS

  • Using a medium mixing bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with a mixer.
  • Gradually beat in the powdered sugar until combined and smooth, then beat in the vanilla and heavy whipping cream.
  • Add in the milk and extract to the cream cheese mixture.
  • Run a knife around the edge to loosen it from the springform pan.
  • Frost entire cake in a very thin layer with the cream cheese frosting.
  • Once you have a thin coat of frosting on the cake, coat entire cheesecake cake using the strawberry shortcake crumble toppings.

Notes

Note: If you can’t find a strawberry cake mix box, you can make an easy strawberry cake. Replace the strawberry cake mix with a white cake mix, and also add 1 cup of strawberry purée. To make the purée, simply place some strawberries in a food processor or blender. Puree the berries until smooth, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Then, add 1 cup of the strawberry purée to the cake mix.

Nutrition

Calories: 499kcalCarbohydrates: 82gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 622mgPotassium: 108mgFiber: 1gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 298IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 148mgIron: 3mg
Keyword bacon and maple cupcakes, Cheesecake cake, strawberry cheesecake, Strawberry crunch cheesecake, strawberry crunch cheesecake cake, summer cake
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Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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