Cake Batter Cheesecake: Happy Birthday Matt

It was the hubby’s birthday last weekend and what a great reason to try a new dessert 🙂  I had been looking on Pinterest (who’s surprised??) for a cake or dessert for his birthday and found 2 that I thought he would really like:  Rolo Cake with Chocolate Caramel Frosting and Cake Batter Cheesecake.  In the back of my mind I already knew which one he would pick but asked him which one anyway.  He chose Cake Batter Cheesecake, the other one was too chocolatey (Weirdo…)

We celebrated his day by first going Rock Climbing at Prairie Walls Climbing Gym and then to Osaka Sushi and Hibachi for dinner.

Rock Climbing was a blast!  I completely recommend it if you are looking for something fun to do in town!  The first time you go it’s $40, due to taking the safety class, gear to rent and climbing fee.  After that it’s about $20 for gear rental and climbing.  We had a great time climbing and can’t wait to do it again!  Such a wonderful workout and fantastic way to challenge yourself.

Dinner was probably the most fun!  If you’ve never been to a Hibachi restaurant, it’s one of those places where they cook the food right in front of you and do tricks with their tools and make jokes!  It’s very entertaining 🙂 See for yourself!

The cook kept force feeding us Sake 🙂  It was pretty fun!  The restaurant also allowed us to bring in the cheesecake, which was pretty awesome of them!  So when it was time for cake they sang Happy Birthday along with this…

We all just died laughing, it was hilarious!  Such a great time and the food was really great!  I definitely recommend it for any occasion.  It does get a little expensive, however, I think the experience is totally worth it.

Some of you are probably thinking, “I don’t care about Matt’s birthday, Where’s the cheesecake!!?!?!”

Ok here it goes!  Cake Batter Cheesecake!!!!

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OMG!  Cake Batter and Cheesecake?!?!  What a fabulous idea, everyone loved it! So what do you need?

Cake Batter Cheesecake (Time til you get to eat it = 8+ hours…)

**originally from here

Vanilla Cookie Crust

**I really wasn’t sure what I was doing so I kind of made it up as I went, it wasn’t the best crust but it worked**

1/2-1 C. Vanilla Wafer crumbs

1/4 C. Sprinkles

4-6 Tbsp. Melted Butter

1. Preheat oven to 375* and prepare a 9″ springfoam pan.

2. Mix all ingredients together and press into springfoam pan.  Bake 10 min.

Cake Batter Cheesecake

24 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened

1/2 C. sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

5 eggs

1 C. Greek Yogurt (optional, I decided after I made this, it’s probably not necessary, perhaps just 1/2 C.)

1 1/2-2 C. Funfetti Cake Mix

1. Beat cream cheese, vanilla and sugar until well blended. Add cake mix and continue to blend until no lumps remain.

2. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition; fold in greek yogurt.

3. Spoon into springfoam pan with prepared crust, bake at 375* for 45 min.

4. Turn off oven but don’t open the door, leave for 1 hour.  Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1 hour.

**I went to the gym and had my mom watch the cheesecake, so she just followed the directions (which is normal), but I would watch this closely… cause I think it was over cooked, just a little.  I would maybe not leave it in the oven for a full hour, maybe 45 min.**

5. Cover and chill for 6 hours.

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