Life, not on target….

Much sadness around the house of Pea. My Sabres are out. I shouldn’t be too surprised. I did after all bet against them to win it all in our hockey pool. I have Ottawa and Anaheim in the finals. Which now all I need is for Anaheim to make it to the finals and I win the pot. No one else in our pool had that match up. That would definitely cheer me up :) By default(being Canadian and all) I must now cheer for the Senators to win(sorry Ivonne).

This is a quick post since I’m not much of a writer(in general) and less so when I’m somber. I made this cheesecake a while back and just never got around to putting it up because I hated the lighting that day for the photos. But no baking has been done lately and I have to put up something.

Key Lime Raspberry Bullseye Cheesecake

Key lime cookie dough(recipe to follow)


2 lbs cream cheese
2  cups sugar
3 TBSP flour
4 eggs
1 egg yolk
3 TBSP key lime juice
½ cup pureed raspberries
1. Line a 10 inch spring form pan with parchment paper. Press the crust onto the bottom of the pan. Prick well with a fork. Bake in a 350F oven for about 10 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Cool the crust.

2. Meanwhile, cream the cheese and sugar until soft. Add in eggs one at a time. Add in egg yolk. Mix until incorporated and scrape down the bowl down occasionally. Add flour and mix well. Stir in the key lime juice.

3. Take 1/3 of the cheesecake batter and place in a small bowl. Stir in the pureed raspberries, until the batter is pink in color.

4. Pour the plain batter into the prepared pan. Pour raspberry portion into the center of the plain batter, trying to create a bullseye.

5. Bake in a water bath at 350F for approximately 2 hours.

6. Remove cake from water bath. Cool to room temperature and then chill over night.


Key Lime Cookie Dough

¾ cup powdered sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 egg
1 tsp key lime zest(or if you like me and had none 2 TBSP key lime juice)
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tarter

Mix sugars, butter, egg and zest until creamy.
Mix in flour, baking soda and cream of tarter.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.



  1. Well…I’m sorry you are blue. I’m not going to officially declare a preference, because any team I cheer for loses. I actually go out of my way to not know how the playoffs go.

    Love the bulleseye.


  2. What a cute cheesecake! I’m wondering HOW you managed to get such a perfect circle in the middle, I’ve read through the instructions and still my mind boggles as to how the layers stayed in such perfect form!

  3. Sorry to hear about your team! If it cheers you up any that is one gorgeous cheesecake you’ve got there :) (and the photos are great!)

  4. Oh my gosh, what a cute cheesecake! It looks simply delicious…I wonder if I can make something so extraordinary…my previous attempts at baking weren’t so good. =/

  5. If only my poor photos were so bad. The cheese cake looks divine to me! I think I could take care of a lot of “blue” with that target.
    Sorry about your team.

  6. That looks like such a great combination and the key lime cookie crust sounds amazing with it.

  7. Sorry about the Sabres… I’m keeping my pinkie toes crossed for you to win the pot though!

  8. rusvaplauke says:

    I’m seconding Ellie’s question about the perfect formation of the raspberry cream cheese. How did you do that? I’m very eager to try out the recipe, so some guidance would be extremely helpful.

  9. Peabody, my soccer team won yesterday after playing for months without winning anything (and they usually play twice a week, so talk about desperation). I know what you’re going through. :S

    I’m glad you decided to post this, tough. It looks delicious.

  10. Pea, sorry about the Sabres, but at least there is still a Canadian team you can cheer for. I took hope they take it all.

    Beautiful cheesecake, love the bullseye.

  11. peabody says:

    Ellie and rusvalpauke- there is no trick. You simply just pour the 1/3 of the batter into the center of the cheesecake. Sometimes you get a really great circle and sometimes you get an oval and sometimes some other shape…but most of the time a circle. I wish there was a trick to teach you.

  12. Oh, so sorry about the team………better luck, next time…..your cheesecake would have won, had it entered a contest-looks devine!

  13. Sorry about the Sabres (you actually had me looking at hockey articles in the newspaper…a first!) and hope you win the pot. Cynic that you are to ‘vote’ against your favorites. :)
    The flavor comination is as great at the bulls-eye and the photos. Hope you feel up to baking soon.

  14. It’s hard to believe those colors occurred without chemical assistance – that cake is beautiful! (But I secretly just want to be scarfing that crust right now. Yum!)

  15. I am sorry about the Sabres…but this cheesecake…wow! The combo of flavors must be mouthwatering. Yum!

  16. More yummies from the temptress. Thank you for posting this “throw away.”

  17. I remember this cheesecake… it was delicious!! I could eat a few more of those! :)

  18. Sorry about your team, but your cheesecake looks right on target!

  19. So sorry about the team…and I totally understand about bad lighting, but this cheesecake still looks mighty fine, so nothing to worry about.

    Your pictures are always amazing! :)

  20. Key lime to the eXtreme!

  21. Sorry about your Sabres.

  22. I love cheesecake… and that one looks great! I kind of reminds me of a hocky puck! In honor…

  23. So sorry about the Sabres! But, my! That cheesecake is so lovely!

  24. Gorgeous cake!

  25. very elegant looking cake! and keylime cookie dough sound too good!
    Do you have any photo retouching/editing software (like picasa which can download on internet for free)? You can effortlessly correct the lighting/white balance :)

  26. I wanted to comment yesterday but I couldn’t get the pictures to load or the comment box. Whot. Evah.

    Anyhoo.. glad I came back – that looks SO GOOD!! It’s like magic!

    ‘kay Gracie.. how’s the ankle? What’d you do this time? I hope it doesn’t hurt too much!


  27. Go Sens Go!!!! I’ve started to hate Ducks since they beat Canucks. Now, at least we got another Canadian team to beat them back for Canucks! :D

    The cake looks fantastic. Just feel like a French dessert.

  28. That looks super light! Well…for a cheesecake that is ;)

  29. You aren’t much of a writer? Are you serious? You need to stop that thinking right now because YOU are a GREAT writer!

    Sorry about your team, but I do hope you end up winning the big pot!

  30. Don’t be silly; those are good photos. I’m now craving cheesecake. Though I almost never bake, I am going to make one for a coworker’s birthday soon; this might be the one!

  31. I love multi-colored cakes! So cute!

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