Lavender Honey Cheesecake Recipe


This Lavender Honey Cheesecake Recipe is the single greatest cheesecake recipe of all time.  The process is not difficult but not to bee rushed: this dessert is so rich and creamy it's worth the precision.  Open a bottle of wine, set your favorite playlist, and pay attention to every detail.  Don't skimp on ingredients, the better each ingredient is - the better this cheesecake will bee (read: no fat-free ingredients).  

Baking with honey is my new normal but there are some things I still (reluctantly) use sugar for.  The crust of this Lavender Honey Cheesecake is one of them.  Using honey is the crust is still delicious, but the honey will caramelize creating a candy crust. I prefer a crumbly crust so I still use sugar for that specifically.  Remember you can always substitute any honey you prefer as well.

Spray springform pan with Pam

Preheat oven to 325
Make space in Freezer
Soften 4 - 8oz cream cheese

Melt 1/4 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar
Mix until dissolved, add a dash of cinnamon
Add graham cracker crumbs gradually until mixed (2 packs)
Fairly loose and crumbly - pat crust into pan
Pour into center, and pat 3/4 way up the sides
Store in freezer
In Large Mixing Bowl - Medium Speed
Add softened cream cheese - one at a time - 4 packs
Do not over-beat, runny filling may drip out of pan
Gradually add Lavender Honey 1/3 cup at a time
Taste after 1 cup, sweeten to taste
Beat in eggs one at a time - 4 total
Add vanilla - 2 Tsp


Pour filling into frozen pan
Bake 1 hour, middle will be wobbly
Cool 10 - 15 minutes on rack while preparing topping
Sour Cream Topping:
Whip 1 container sour cream at high speed
Until increases 1/3 in size
Whip in 1/4 cup Lavender Honey at a time
Taste, may add more
Blend in tsp vanilla

Pour Carefully onto hot cake
Bake another 9 - 10 minutes
Cake will be Jiggly

Cool on wire rack until room temp - 45 minutes
Cover tightly with foil and freeze

Freeze overnight
To serve:
Remove from freezer, remove from form pan, let stand at room temp for one hour

Use sharp knife or thin wire to cut

Bon Appetite!!