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Half banana strawberry shortcake



2 cups of crushed vanilla wafers: Providing a sweet, crunchy foundation reminiscent of childhood treats.
1/2 cup of chopped pecans: Adding a nutty depth and texture that complements the creamy layers to come.
1/4 cup of granulated sugar: Sweetening the base and enhancing the flavors of the vanilla wafers and pecans.
1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted: Binding the dry ingredients to form a crust that’s both crispy and rich.
1 cup of sliced fresh strawberries: Introducing a burst of freshness and fruitiness right at the base, setting the stage for the layers above.
The Heart of the Dessert: Banana Pudding Cheesecake Layer
The centerpiece of this dessert is the banana pudding cheesecake layer, a creamy, dreamy filling that combines:
16 oz of softened cream cheese: The cornerstone of any cheesecake, offering a smooth, tangy canvas.
1 cup of granulated sugar & 1 tsp of vanilla extract: Sweetening and flavoring the cheesecake mixture to perfection.
4 large eggs: Providing structure and richness to the cheesecake.
1 cup of mashed ripe bananas: Infusing the cheesecake with a sweet, unmistakable banana flavor that’s both comforting and delicious.
1/2 cup each of sour cream and heavy whipping cream: Adding creaminess and a luxurious texture to the cheesecake.
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour: Helping to stabilize the cheesecake mixture, ensuring it sets perfectly while baking.

Crowning Glory: Whipped Cream Topping

No cheesecake is complete without a decadent topping, and this dessert is no exception. The whipped cream topping is made of:
1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream: Whipped into soft peaks, providing a light, airy contrast to the denseness of the cheesecake.
1/4 cup of powdered sugar & 1 tsp of vanilla extract: Sweetening and flavoring the whipped cream to complement the overall dessert.


Assembling a Masterpiece
The assembly of this cheesecake is a careful process that layers each component to achieve a balance of flavors and textures. Starting with the crunchy, nutty base, followed by the creamy, banana-infused cheesecake layer, and finally topped with a light, fluffy whipped cream, each layer contributes to the overall decadence of the dessert.
Tips for Cheesecake Perfection
Ensuring the cheesecake cools completely before removal from the springform pan is crucial to maintain its structure.
Crushing vanilla wafers to the desired consistency can be achieved with a food processor or a rolling pin, depending on what you have at hand.
Achieving a smooth cheesecake filling is key; this means beating the cream cheese until there are no lumps before incorporating other ingredients.
Testing doneness with a toothpick ensures the cheesecake is perfectly baked, avoiding the disappointment of an undercooked center.❤️

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