Monday 3 October 2016

Lemon & Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe - Canderel Taste Test Challenge*

I was very happy to be part of the Canderel Taste Test Challenge a few weeks ago and take part in some baking to see if there was a difference between Canderel Sugarly and normal sugar. In the first of two posts i'll be giving you the recipe for a Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake and my results. Then on Wednesday part two of the challenge will be all about Raspberry & Vanilla Cupcakes! 
I've used sweetener quite a lot in the past before and in a few baking recipes but never to make a cheesecake, in fact I've never even attempted a cheesecake before! so I was really pushing myself out my comfort zone with this one. The first cheesecake I made was with Canderel Sugarly and then I made a second one with normal sugar but everything else in the recipe stayed the same. 
50g of low fat spread
150g light digestives, crushed
3 - 4 sheets of gelatine, depending on the size of them (I used 4)
360g of half fat cream cheese
100g Canderel Sugarly (if you want to use sugar, double the amount of sweetener so 200g)
250g of vanilla quark
zest and juice of 2 lemons
250g blueberries

You will also need a 20.5cm/8 inch deep round, loose bottom spring form tin

1. To make the base, melt the butter in a saucepan and crush the digestives, then mix together and spoon into the tin, spread to cover and press down with the back of a spoon. Leave to cool then put in the fridge to chill
2. Add the gelatine to a small bowl and cover with cold water, put to the side and leave to soften for 5 minutes
3. To make the topping, add cream cheese, sweetener, quark and zest and juice of 2 lemons to a bowl or food mixer. Beat well until everything is combined
4. Squeeze water from gelatine and place back in a clean bowl, cover with boiling water then whisk with a fork until there are no lumps. Add to cream cheese mixture and beat until well mixed
5. Stir in about 1/3 of the blueberries and spoon mixture of biscuit base. Smooth the top then leave in fridge overnight
6. The next day, release from tin and top with remaining blueberries 
Everyone absolutely loved the cheesecake and you honestly couldn't tell that it was made with sweetener rather than sugar! I only managed to take one picture of the second cheesecake after I sliced it but both were lovely and the base was so buttery! I wouldn't hesitate to use sweetener next time rather than sugar as they turned out exactly the same and the first cheesecake with sweetener was gone very quickly! 
You can get £1 off Canderel Sugarly at the moment with this coupon and it's available in most Supermarkets!

Look out for my second Canderel Taste Test Challenge post on Wednesday to see the recipe for Raspberry & Vanilla Cupcakes and how they turned out!

*I was sent the ingredients for the challenge but as always only work with brands I feel are relevant to me and my blog.

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karolinakot said...

It looks amazing! I will definitely give it a go when I get a chance- thanks for sharing!


Tiffany Timms said...

Thanks for your comment :) no problem hope you enjoy it! x

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