August 27, 2015

Blackberry Swirl Cheesecake (with a new video!)

I don't know about where you live, but over here the blackberries are insane this year! 

I've talked about my love of blackberries before, and how they always remind me of my stepdad because he is the most dedicated blackberry picker I've ever met. Whenever I go visit him, no matter the time of year, I know I can always count on an amazing blackberry smoothie for breakfast. All I have to do is open up the freezer to find mountains of blackberries in there, memories of late August afternoons spent foraging. 

I'm a bit lazier about picking and I just gobble them all right away for the most part, but this year I did manage to whip up this cheesecake.

In all honesty, there aren't that many blackberries in the cake. It's really all just about making the swirl. Let's talk about the swirl. I've been making a lot of swirls in my desserts this summer and let me tell you, there's something weirdly meditative, calming, mesmerizing, and totally addictive about swirling colors and textures around. 

I was thinking they should make kids (and grown-ups) who struggle with ADD do swirls. It takes all your attention and concentrates it into one glorious action until your brain is nothing but one liquid color melding into another. Totally gnarly. Totally groovy. Have I lost my mind with swirls? Yes, quite probably. You'll just have to try it to see if I'm exaggerating or not. Happy swirling!

Oh yeah, the recipe. Click right here my dear friends. xox


  1. wow it looks delicious!
    thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  2. Those blackberry swirl cheesecake is fantastic! Loved to see layer by layer. Delizioso!

  3. This received so many compliments when made. It was made for a big family occasion & everyone said it was super tasty. It was easy to make, just time consuming but well worth it.

    1. Thrilled to hear you made this! Thanks for sharing :-)

  4. Superb cake and fantastic job!

  5. Love it! Those cake so delicious.

  6. I love your videos so much - my whole family does. We watch your videos everyday actually - our 3 yo insists on watching one before bed. However, they used to have such depth and emotion when you used real songs that had meaning to you. They lost an entire dimension since you switched music and the videos themselves changed because of it. Please consider making some with real songs again!

  7. That cake looks so delicious. I want to have a bite now.

  8. I love blackberry and cheese. Never thought of putting it all together. I must try this! Yum!

  9. Beautiful work and very scrummy looking recipes! Please don't stop!