Goat Cheese Cake with Berries

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    Friday Night Lights. I’m totally hooked. There hasn’t been much drama on there yet cause I’m only on episode 4 of season 1 but you can just FEEL the drama starting to build up and the tension rising. I don’t know why I have never been one to get into tv shows when they actually air but it’s probably a good thing. I much rather prefer to watch shows all the way through without having to wait a week in between each.

    I remember when my brother and I were younger, we’d watch The O.C. (yes, do you remember that show?) and we’d have to wait a week or sometimes more (if they run into holiday breaks or something) to see the next episode. The suspense ALWAYS killed me. They always end the episodes with a huge climax and then the scene just fades and it’s the whole to be continued stuff. My heart can’t handle that, so I play safe and just wait til the shows are available for online streaming so I can watch it all the way through ;) at least that’s my reasoning for why I don’t get sucked into popular tv shows til later, lol

    Goat Cheese Cake with Berries | tablefortwoblog.com

    Goat Cheese Cake with Berries | tablefortwoblog.com

    I made this goat cheese cake with berries for my dad for his birthday back in August. It’s become a tradition where I make my parents homemade cakes for their birthdays. I really like doing that because it shows them the love & appreciation I have for them but it also lets me be creative in the kitchen and try out new cake recipes I otherwise would not try out.

    I will say – if you aren’t a goat cheese fan, you likely won’t like this cake. :) It’s definitely a different flavor than regular cheesecake (obviously) but if you have any trepidations of goat cheese, then I would avoid this cake. It’s delicious, creamy, and luscious for a goat cheese lover like myself but I can see how a non-goat cheese lover would be turned off by this.

     

    Goat Cheese Cake with Berries
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    35 mins
    Total Time
    50 mins
     

    A spin on the classic cheesecake!

    Servings: 1 9-inch round cake
    Ingredients
    • 12 ounces fresh soft goat cheese, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
    • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 6 large eggs, separated
    • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
    • Handful of mixed berries
    • Honey to drizzle on top
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter and flour a 9-inch round springform baking pan and set aside. You may wish to also lay a round piece of parchment paper on the bottom of the springform pan, as well.
    2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat goat cheese, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
    3. Add the yolks, two at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
    4. Add the flour and beat until just incorporated.
    5. Using a clean bowl and clean beaters, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold in 1/4 of the egg whites into the goat cheese batter until well incorporated then add the rest and fold until all is mixed well.
    6. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and gently tap the pan on the counter to level the batter and release any air bubbles.
    7. Bake cheesecake for 30-35 minutes. You want the top to be set but the center still jiggly. Transfer pan to wire rack to cool completely.
    8. To serve, run a paring knife around the edge of the pan then unmold the cake. Slice to serve and top with berries and honey.
    9. Store cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
    Recipe Notes

    From Bon Appetit

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  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    You need to catch up!!! Do a weekend marathon to like episode 12 or something so we can chat about it. You have to. It’s killing me lol And seriously gorgeous cake! Love the pictures :)

  • Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama says:

    Oh my god. I am on a marathon session of watching Friday Night Lights. I can’t stop watching it! I just started season 4 a couple of days ago. Thank you amazon prime for making it too easy to live stream episode after episode!

    As for your cheesecake. Holy yum! I love goat cheese and have been wanting to make a similar cake for eons.

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks says:

    Hoooooooly faceholes. I’m gonna need assistance.

  • Kitchen Ninja (Julianne) says:

    You are going to LOVE Friday Night Lights — I practically cried when it ended. I’m jealous you still have so much more Kyle Chandler to watch. :-)

    • Julie says:

      Haha, I’m more into Riggins and Saracen ;) they’re such cuties!!

  • dixya| food, pleasure, and health says:

    i used to love OC alot-havent seen friday night lights yet though..hmmmm. Goat cheese berries and honey – your pictures are killing me.

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    That looks so good! I have been wanting to try a goat cheese cake!

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    I love trying cheesecakes with different kinds of cheese. I’ve done partial goat cheese but not all the way, looks great!

  • ThisBakerGirlBlogs says:

    I’m not a goat cheese fan but that looks so delicious I’d be willing to give it a try! Gorgeous photographs :)

  • Heather Christo says:

    I think this is so beautiful- my husband would LOVE me if I made this for him, it’s like Greek Cheesecake!

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    Love goat cheese! This tart look delicious!

  • Meagan @ A Zesty Bite says:

    My husband’s favorite dessert if cheesecake and this looks so GOOD! I was totally hooked on the OC and was sad when it was over.

  • Leah | So, How's It Taste? says:

    Love goat cheese! I bet this cake tastes delicious! I miss the O.C., that drama was the best. I’m usually behind, too. I’m just now on season 2 of Breaking Bad and so far I’ve been successful in not spoiling the ending. I just watched all of Gossip Girl and loved it too. So much better when you can binge watch instead of waiting!

  • Hetta says:

    Julie, I know I’ve said it before but your food styling and photography are exceptional. What camera and lens are you using?

    • Julie says:

      Thanks, Hetta! I use a Canon 5D Mark III and I shoot with a 24-70mm and a 100mm macro.

  • [email protected] Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says:

    Your Pictures are amazing! I love this cheesecake!

    • Julie says:

      Thank you so much :)

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

    I adore goat cheese so you have a fan over here. ;)

  • Shaina says:

    I loooooooove goat cheese. This sounds fantastic!

  • Gaby says:

    Friday Night Lights and the OC! Girl we are cut from the same cloth!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    This is absolutely stunning!! LOVE!

  • I LOVE goat cheese!! This is absolutely genius!!

  • Vicki @ WITK says:

    I love love love goat cheese. Though I’m the only one in the house that does. So sad, more for me!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says:

    Gorgeous Goat Cheese Cake, Julie! Goat cheese is delicious and I love the simple but scrumptious drizzle of honey and berries for the topping. Thanks for sharing, girl!

  • Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King says:

    Whoa! Never seen goat cheese in cheesecake before. I’m not the biggest fan of cheesecake, but I am a huge fan of goat cheese – maybe this is my ticket into the club?

  • Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says:

    The OC was the best, we used to have wednesday night parties, and when marissa died, oh the tears!! I was so sad! But this goat cheese cake sounds amazing, I actually had a goat cheese/creamcheese cake somewhere in europe last month but for the life of me I have forgotten where! Annoying, but it was tasty so I can only imagine all goat cheese :) YUM

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    This looks amazing, Julie! I am madly in love with goat cheese! Love the photos too!

  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    I’m a cheesecake lover so would love to try this spin on a usual cake!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    Gorgeous cheese cake, I love the berry topping!

  • Nutmeg Nanny says:

    I am a goat cheese fan :) this looks incredible! I am craving this like mad!

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says:

    Ha the O.C. I even remember that! I tried goat cheesecake recently and it blew my mind, so creamy and luscious!

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    So gorgeous! I would like, scratch that, I *want* a slice right now!

  • Riz @ Chocolates & Chai says:

    Love this!! I’m going to make it next weekend… and then I’m going to eat it with caramelised onions (it’ll taste better than it sounds! lol) !

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