Daring Bakers… Cheesecake Lollipops Part Deux

I made vanilla cheesecake lollipops for Easter this year so I was surprised when I learned that my second Daring Bakers challenge would also be cheesecake lollipops. I felt the pressure to make something different but how could I? I’m not sure that I achieved anything tremendeously different but I had fun making these again so that’s what counts right?

The Daring Bakers recipe was a plain cheesecake recipe so I decided to give it my own twist and add different flavors. I left some of the cheesecake mix plain with a little vanilla extract but for the rest I used fresh raspberry puree and violet syrup (I have a huge bottle of it that I need to use now). They are all good and in fact my little neighbors loved them. I made little decorations with royal icing, used sprinkles, crushed graham crackers… All fun!

Cheesecake Pops

adapted from Sticky, Messy, Chewy, Gooey by Jill O’Connor

Makes 30-40 pops

5 8-oz packages of cream cheese at room temperature
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
5 large eggs
2 egg yolks
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup heavy cream
Boiling water
Lollipop sticks

In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, flour, and salt until smooth. If using a mixer, mix on low speed. Add the whole eggs and the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well (but still at low speed) after each addition. Beat in the vanilla and cream.

Pour the mix into the molds (I used the mini half sphere silicon molds) and bake in a water bath at 325 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until set. Freeze the molds and when solid, attach the haf spheres to make the balls. Insert a stick in the middle. Freeze again.

Melt bittersweet chocolate over a double boiler and when the cheesecake pops are hard solid, dip them in the chocolate and decorate with sprinkles, graham cracker crumbs, etc. I made a tiny bit of royal icing, colored it with different colors and piped into circles, dots, etc. I piped them onto parchment paper and let them air dry overnight. Those are the little decorations you see on top of the cheesecake.

A big thank you to Deborah from Taste and Tell and Elle from Feeding My Enthusiasms for hosting this month’s challenge. And a super big thank you to Lis and Ivonne for managing this “village” that the Daring Bakers community has become. It was fun to try this again and all the kids surely enjoyed them!


Happy Sunday to you!


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55 Responses to “Daring Bakers… Cheesecake Lollipops Part Deux”

  1. Mobula says:

    Espera a ver las mias!!! ni punto de comparación… eso so creo que también soy adicta al flexipan, también las hice en el molde de semiesfera.

    Besos,

    ana

  2. I am so happy that these are on here. These are lovely and fun and the perfect thing for me to make(if I succeed) for a family gathering next week. I am excited- thank you and the photographs are delicious!!!

  3. Veron says:

    great job aran. I like the pink swirly one the best!

  4. Deborah says:

    Your pops look wonderful! I love the decorations.

  5. I knew you would simply exceed the past ones you did. Great job on these!

  6. Christine says:

    Oh these are beautiful! You did an amazing job!

  7. Tartelette says:

    I love the mauve/violet feel of your shots. Great little decorations!

  8. oooooooooo lovely, would say the violet was lovely in them!

  9. awesome .. how did u make them lok so perfect . incredible job. 10/10 for presentation.

  10. Very FUN!
    Very different! and I love the lavender!
    All wonderful.
    That’s a great kid shot!

  11. Susan says:

    Happy Sunday to you too. Joined half-spheres — what a great idea for getting such nicely shaped balls! The garnishes are lovely and elegant.

  12. C.L. says:

    Aran,
    Avery happy Sunday to you! I love the pops! The swirly is my and my youngest’s favorite! Beautiful work as usual :)

    Carrie

  13. Amy says:

    Just *beautiful*! I love the pink swirls. Well done! :)

  14. Katie B. says:

    Your pops are so beautiful and dainty! Great decorating!

  15. Maggie says:

    Raspberry cheesecake is my favorite! I love the pink sugar topped ones.

  16. Celine says:

    I think yours are the coolest, most beautiful ones out of all the ones I’ve seen today!

  17. Gloria says:

    Nice and lovely and think yummy to!! Gloria

  18. Sara says:

    Everything you make looks delicious and I’m sure it tastes the same- I wish I could reach through the screen and gobble these up!

  19. Love the color scheme, your pops look very chic!

  20. Kim says:

    Wonderful photographs and the colors are just divine.

  21. Ohhh, it looks really delicious. You have a great talent!

    Un saludo, la sigo des de hace tiempo, pero aún no me había atrevido a comentar en su blog.

    Joan Vicent

  22. As always, a gorgeous presentation, Aran! Beautiful!!

  23. Candace says:

    Fabulous! Love the pic of the child taking a bite…

  24. Jenny says:

    Wow, I’m still wrapping my head around the combo of violet and chocolate – I’ve had rose and chocolate before and that was delicious, so this was a great idea.

  25. Eileen says:

    Love the way you photographed these Aran. Great job!!

    Eileen

  26. giz says:

    My niece has a big b-day party coming up – I hope you won’t mind if I steal some of these ideas. I’ll take pictures and show you how they turn out. (unless of course I totally screw them up)

  27. Brilynn says:

    Glad to hear you enjoyed making them a second time around, and that syrup sounds wonderfuL!

  28. Aran, your pops look so pretty and elegant! I love the idea of the violet syrup too. Beautiful job!

  29. cookworm says:

    I just *love* the spirals and that beautiful violet-colored sugar. Your creation is stunning as alwaya! :)

  30. love those pink spirals…what kid could resist??

  31. Suzana says:

    Beautifully done and photographed, Aran! Love your decorations and the perfect spheres.

  32. KayKat says:

    Ooo … I love the swirly one, can’t stop staring at it :)

  33. Cakelaw says:

    These are absolutely adorable – I especially like the ones with the little pink haloes that I am guessing contain the raspberry puree. Heavenly!

  34. Rosa says:

    Me encantan. Chulísimos!!!!!!!!
    Un saludo

  35. So cute! Your lollipops are extremely pretty! Great job!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  36. Yours are so gorgeous! And the violet must’ve been a great flavour.

  37. TERESA says:

    Preciosos, Aran, y ademas los sabores que les has añadido me parece una idea genial.

    Fellicidades.

    TERESA

  38. marias23 says:

    Your decorating is simply exquisite!

  39. Cakespy says:

    Oh my, oh my, do these look fantastically eat-able. The spiral one is making me feel sleepy…very sleepy…and very hungry. :-)

    GORGEOUS work as usual!!

  40. Kelly-Jane says:

    They must have tasted wonderful, gorgeous presentation and colours :) Well done.

  41. Meeta says:

    Aran these are simply gorgeous. I love all your ideas your used here!

  42. pea & pear says:

    Aran, these are gorgeous!!! I am always looking for dessert canape ideas and these are by far the cutest thing I have seen in a long long time! Yay for you and double yay for me!!! L

  43. I keep coming back and looking at these over and over and over. They look so delectable!

  44. Texana says:

    Your pops are gorgeous, I adore the pink swirly one, but my favorite pic is the next to bottom one of your little girl.

  45. I didn’t see your Easter lollies, but if they were the same as these ones, who would care? I mean can you really get too much of this kind of gorgeous?

  46. simply perfect :) I love the way you cook and I’m very happy to discover your blog thanks to DB :)
    I’ll be back :)

  47. Lovely as usual! I liked the pink ring on top of the pops!

  48. linda says:

    Love how you decorated the pops but I think I love part one just a bit more ;)

  49. Amara says:

    They look so pretty and neat! Especially compared to mine… which were liquid and looked as though they had fallen down the stairs… Good job though, very chic.

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