Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Twelve Baked Goods of Christmas - Recipe 11: Peppermint Cheese Cake


1 cup Honey Maid Graham Crumbs
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp butter, melted

3 pkg. Cream Cheese, softened
3 eggs
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract

1/2 cup crushed candy canes


Preheat oven to 325°F.

Mix crumbs, 3 tbsp. sugar and butter; press firmly onto bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, and peppermint extract with electric mixer.  Add eggs, one at a time. Pour over baked crust.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center is almost set. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Run knife rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hrs.


Lindsay Below writes young adult and middle grade fiction. Her young adult science-fiction novel, Lurkers is due for release from MuseItUp on July 1st, 2011, followed shortly by her middle grade novel, Same Old Lie. Visit her online at


Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy! We like cheesecake and I've never made one with crushed candy canes before. I'll have to make this one for Christmas. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

L. K. Below/Lindsay Below said...

We like cheesecake around here, too and this one is a delight :)

Thanks for stopping by :)