Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pumpkin Cheesecake Card

Hello everyone!!!  I am so sorry I haven't been posting lately...  There has been so much "stuff" going on with work, and family & friends, etc, etc.!!!  But it's all been good "stuff", so that's nice!  I knew that I had to make a card with a fall theme before the big Christmas wave hits...  This is my favorite time of year, so I love working with these fall colors and this card was so fun to make.  On the inside of the card I would write the recipe for this dessert.  As a bonus (since I've been a very bad blogger), I am including a recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake at the bottom of this post.  I absolutely love this recipe and I know it was a hit with the family too!  :)

Mojo Monday- use the sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges- use 3 embellishments, 3 papers, 3 die cuts and/or punches
My Sheri Crafts- Thanksgiving
Our Creative Corner- pumpkins
Peachy Keen LFIF Challenge- holiday recipe & a PK face
Cupcake Inspirations- use the cupcake picture (fall colors)
FCCB- red, orange, brown
The Kraft Journal- sweet treats and bakers twine
Scrappy Frogs Challenge- use Kraft cardstock
Whimsical Designs- Thanksgiving theme
Celebrate the Occasion- Thanksgiving, must use a punch

A6 sized card (9 x 6 1/2" folded in half)
Create a Critter- pumpkin cut at 1.47"
My Creative Time Stamps- All Around Halloween
Peachy Keen Stamps- Monster Mash Face Assortment
"Pumpkin Cheesecake" Monotype Corsiva font at size 28
K & Company paper
MS border punch
1.5" circle punch
Bakers Twine
Colored pencils
Accordion flowers, click here to see how I made them

Okay here is the recipe (this recipe was not created by me, I got it from Yummmmm.......

Pumpkin Cheesecake
(For mine, I piped buttercream frosting around the edges, garnished with pecans, and filled in the middle with toffee pieces)
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup ground pecans
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground mace
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
3/8 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  1. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, ground pecans, 2 tablespoons white sugar, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and the melted butter or margarine and mix well. Firmly press mixture into one 9 inch springform pan.
  2. Combine 3/4 cup of the white sugar, the pumpkin, 3 egg yolks, ground cinnamon, ground mace, ground ginger and salt in a medium bowl. Mix well, and set aside.
  3. Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; gradually add 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar and mix well. Add the whole egg, remaining egg yolk and the whipping cream, beating well. Add cornstarch and vanilla and lemon flavorings, beat batter until smooth. Add pumpkin mixture and mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 55 minutes. Do not overbake. Center may be soft but it will firm up when chilled. Let cheesecake cool on a wire rack, then refrigerate.


Pat N. said...

Your card is beautiful! Love those rosettes!--Pat N.

Karen said...

glad you're back don't know what's prettier the card or the cake. lol both are great. great colors and a fabulous rosette.

Diane Hodrick said...

Your card is really pretty. That cheesecake looks like it came straight from the bakery. Really great job!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Amy even without the recipe I forgive you!! Such gorgeous accordion flowers

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome card Amy!! I LOVE your paper and the rosettes are awesome!
Thanks for the yummy recipe. I always like to try different things..looks great! Have a great day Amy!
Sherrie K

Sherrie K. said...

Also, thanks so much Amy for playing in the challenge with us over at FCCB!
Sherrie K

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! That cheesecake looks good enough to eat... and I don't even like pumpkin! :)

Glora said...

WOW, talk about yummy!!!! I want some of that right now ;). Great recipe card holder too! Hugs- Glroa

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Amy, I love your rosettes, by the time i get around to making them they will be Looks like a wonderful recipe. have a wonderful day - glad to hear good things are happening for you.. hugs

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super card! Fun details!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Card is pretty & wonderful recipe. I make a Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake and have a layout on my blog and if you would like the recipe you can email me.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Marge said...

What a fun card; I especially love your pinwheel with the orange button and bakers' twine! Thanks for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts! Now if I could only cut a slice of that cheesecake to eat -- LOL!

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful card love your rosettes.

Tina said...

wow beautiful details and colors...i love it...thansk for joining us at cupcake inspirations challenge this weeke


Susie said...

I just love this card! The medallions are fantastic!

Pam said...

Amy this is beautiful! I love the rosettes! I just learned how to make them. Not as well as you do though.
Thank you for the recipe too, looks scrumptious:)
Hugs, Pam at

KraftyKoolKat said...

Great to see you back sweetie. Adorable card as well.


GiGi said...

What a great card! I love the cute pumpkin and the rosettes! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays and CTO!

JLJ Designs said...
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JLJ Designs said...

Yummy card! I love the rosettes. hank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week.


Dawn said...

Love your card! The colors are amazing, just like a fall day. Hope you have a GREAT Thanksgiving!
Your pumpkin cheese cake looks delicious...

Anonymous said...

Looks DELICIOUS! I always love seeing rosettes on cards...this one is beautiful!

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

So cute... perfect!!!

Thanks for playing with us at CTO..

and the yummy treat!!


girlia said...

very pretty

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love your card with the adorable rosettes and fun images! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Kim Score said...

very cute idea! thanks for playing along on the challenge

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the rosettes on your card and the colors are lovely! Yum, cheesecake! Thanks for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Amy!! I love the rosettes!! And oh my gosh, the cheesecake looks so delicious!! Thanks for including the recipe!! I am definitely going to have to try this!! Hope you are doing well my sweet friend!!

Lisa :)

Esther said...

Cute card and your cheesecake looks amazing!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!

Amy said...

Yum- great looking card (love the rosettes) and that cheesecake looks delicious!! :)Amy

Larelyn said...

Fantabulous! I love the rosettes, especially. Thanks for sharing at FCCB.

Susan said...

Hi Amy!
I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and hoping all is going well. I hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend and get to spend time with your family!

Now as for the card...LOVE IT! I'm crazy about rosettes and you did a beautiful job using them on this card!

Take care!

Anonymous said...

Great card and even better recipe! Thanks for joining us @ My Sheri Crafts!

fatmi said...

Simply nice card.

Plastic gift card
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Miss Giebel said...

Hi Amy, I love your recipe holder. Your paper rosettes are so pretty! The cheesecake looks delicious!! I'm so happy that you created with us for this challenge at PKS LFIF!!

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

how yummy, it looks like a pic out of a recipe magazine, sounds delish tooo, cute project, love your pumpkin and the rosettes are awesome