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Popcorn Butterscotch Cheesecake



The pictures you will see below won’t include nicely organized baking products and in the end, a perfectly formed cake. Nope! These pictures are shot with my not-so-great iPhone 4 camera and show you my messy kitchen in all its glory. Did I want to make a post that would portray me as a domestic goddess who easily bakes a lovely cake without making the kitchen look a like battleground in the process? Yes. But alas, it seems like that’s just not me. Turns out (and I don’t know why this came as a surprise for me) I make a BIG mess.


But you know what? That’s ok. Because the end result, no matter how it looked from the outside, was delicious. Win!



I found the recipe from Stylist magazine (here is an almost identical one) and tried my luck with it on my birthday weekend.


Now I know that the whole point of a popcorn cheesecake is the popcorn, but I just didn’t feel it. I think this might be due to the fact that this was my first time air popping popcorn so it didn’t come out quite right due to lack of expertise. If you’re a pro at this you can probably make the popcorn a lot crispier and therefore a lot nicer in the base and on top of the cake!



I’d like to assure you our kitchen doesn’t usually look like this..



I was afraid I would mess up the butterscotch sauce but it was actually quite easy to make! Tasted yummy as well.



Ta-dah! A bit rough around the edges but oh so lovely on the inside.



Look at my face, look how proud I am!


Now that I don’t have to share my kitchen with anyone else than my boyfriend I’m already spending more and more time for baking and cooking than I used to. If anyone has any recipe suggestions for me I’d be more than happy to get some inspiration, especially if you know any yummy vegetarian dishes! I’m trying to have at least one veggie-only meal every week, but so far am struggling with having enough variety. So any ideas would be more than welcome!



11 comments so far.
  • Ihanan onnellinen tyttö. Kakku hyvin, kaikki hyvin 🙂

    (P:S: Onneksi mun ei tarvinnut nähdä livenä tota keittiötä, olisin ottanut heti rätin käteen ja alkanut pyyhkimään 🙂 )

    • Niinpa! 🙂 Hahaha uskon! Muakin vahan itketti mut sain sen sit kuitenkin siistiksi ennen kuin vieraat tuli!

  • #nailedit :'D

    Hei mulla on herkullinen vege-pasta-resepti, joskin siihen tulee kyl fetaa. Mut siis leikkaa kesäkurpitsa neljään osaan ja poista ne keskikohdan siemenet (?) ja sit leikkele pienemmiks paloiks ja paista öljyssä pannulla joku 8-10 min et ne vähä pehmenee ja lisää puolitettuja kirsikkatomaatteja loppuvaihees nii et neki vähä pehmenee. Sekota keitetyn pastan kaa ja vikaks murusta sekaan fetaa ja tarjoile! Sain jussin syömään kesäkurpitsaa noin vaik se on hater. Ainii ja laitoin ite mausteeks suolaa, pippurii ja jotain yrttisekotusta.

    • Totally! 😀

      Kuulostaa sika hyvalta! Tuleeks siihen mitaan kastiketta? Vai tuleeks se tosta juustosta ja tomaateista? Pitaa kokeilla!

    • Ei oo kastiketta, noi kasvikset ja juusto möhnäännyttää sen tarpeeks!

  • This looks really tasty & unique. I rarely see popcorn integrated into desserts. Yum! :]

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    • Thank you! I know, me neither, that's why had to try it for myself. I'll have to get a bit better at air popping the corn and then I'm sure it will be even better x

  • wow this looks awesome!

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  • Oh my goodness, this looks SO good! xx

    • Aww thank you very much! xx