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

    A spin on the classic cheesecake!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 35 mins
    Total Time: 50 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 1 9-inch round cake
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    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

    • 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.
    • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat goat cheese, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
    • Add the yolks, two at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
    • Add the flour and beat until just incorporated.
    • 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.
    • Pour batter into prepared baking pan and gently tap the pan on the counter to level the batter and release any air bubbles.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Store cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

    Notes

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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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