Celebrate summer and the 4th of July with a slice of this Red White and Blue Cheesecake Cake!
We have an obsession with silverware in our house. Yes, silverware. Now as a food blogger, I have an assortment of unique forks, spoons, knives and other cookware, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. (Plus, I only have one of most of those utensils…not exactly a matching set!) I’m talking about mini-forks. And mini-spoons. And, yes, even mini-knives. We have a full assortment in our kitchen, and we use them daily.
Miniature is all the rage when it comes to food, right? I mean who doesn’t love a miniature taco…or a miniature cheeseburger…or a miniature banana pudding? They’re fun to serve with a crowd, and (more importantly) you get to eat more of ’em since they are miniature! (My sister recently posted a guide to miniature foods, including all of the ones I listed above.) But there is one requirement when it comes to mini-foods. And that’s mini-utensils!
Now we don’t have miniature foods around our house every day. But we do use mini-silverware every.single.day. Morning yogurt + granola? Mini spoon! Buttering a piece of toast or an everything bagel? Mini knife! Eating banana pudding or a slice of cake? Mini fork! There’s just something really fun about using miniature versions of silverware.
Every time we have friends and family stay with us, they comment about our mini utensils. I can’t tell you the number of times we’ve talked about mini forks while eating a slice of cake over the past 5 years. (For the record, these are the mini forks we use, and we love them! We discovered these at a friend’s wedding, and I had to come home and order a set for us. I gave ’em to Laura for her birthday one year. I’m not kidding one bit.)
And you better believe I pulled out those mini forks when it came time to serve up this Red White and Blue Cheesecake Cake. And this cake. Oh, this cake. It’s nothing short of cake perfection! There’s a layer of cheesecake sandwiched between layers of my favorite white cake. (In this case, that white cake is more like red and blue cake…but you get the point.) And then the whole thing is covered with a cream cheese frosting. After all, there’s a layer of cheesecake hiding in the middle of this bad boy, so the cream cheese frosting is a hint of what’s to come once you slice into this one.
I shared this cake with some friends from the curling club, and it was met with high reviews. Although one of my buddies turned to me and said, “Dave, don’t take this the wrong way, but this cake could use more chocolate.” My response: “Umm, there’s no chocolate in this cake.” His response: “Exactly. That’s why it needs more.” For the record, his plate was clean except for a few crumbs. But maybe I’ll play around with a chocolate cheesecake cake sometime? Oh, and I should give Kelsie @ Itsy Bitsy Kitchen a shout-out here. If you like the idea of cheesecake cakes, then check her site out…she’s got quite a few fun creations over there!
As we head into the 4th of July and mid-summer, I highly recommend making this Red White and Blue Cheesecake Cake. I promise it’ll be the star of the party! And for a fun twist, I stuck a sparkler into a slice of this cake for these photos. It’s kinda like using a candle…but way cooler! Of course, the Dad in me reminds you to be careful with those sparklers if kids are around. Cheers, friends, and I hope your summer parties all involve a slice of Red White and Blue Cheesecake Cake!