Where is the Christmas bakery?

My Christmas bakery isn’t in full swing this year, I’ll give you that. There was no time this year when my apartment was filled with the scent of Christmas cookies. Shame on me! But I simply just hadn’t the time for it. I even didn’t decorated my place with Christmas stuff. 😀 It’s really bad this year!



Today I at least have one recipe for you and I have plans for a new travel post as well. So a little bit is yet to come. 😉

How about you? Do you like Christmas? Do you even celebrate?



My family and me drive up to Northern Germany this year again to visit my Grandparents. Every 4 years we stay there at Christmas and get spoiled by Grannies cooking and baking skills! Each year in between one of my Mum’s siblings including family is there. And so it is a steadily change. When you spend Christmas at Grannies you actually can roll back home instead of using the car, but everytime it’s just amazing! 🙂



And if you still need a cake for the Christmas days you maybe like this one here! I found the recipe at Susanne and her blog Serendipity. 🙂



Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake with Speculoos crust
Yields 1
For a ø 18 cm springform pan
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
For the crust
  1. 100 g speculoos
  2. 3 tbsp melted butter
  3. 2 tbsp brown sugar
For the filling
  1. 1 apple
  2. some lemon juice
  3. 500 g cream cheese
  4. 190 g sugar
  5. 3 eggs
  6. pulp of a vanilla bean
  7. 1 tsp cinnamon
For the topping
  1. 200 g Crème Fraîche
  2. 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  3. ½ tsp cinnamon-sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/347 °F and cover a ø18 cm springform pan with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the speculoos in a mixer into fine crumbs. Melt the butter in a pot and mix it with the cookie crumbs and the sugar. Place the mass into the springform pan and press it on. Bake the crust for about 15 minutes, then let it cool.
  3. Peel the apple and cut it into small pieces. Sprinkle them with the lemon juice and set aside. Mix the cream cheese with sugar and eggs into a smooth mass. Now add cinnamon and apples and mix again.
  4. Pour the mass onto the cooled crust and let it bake for about 75 minutes at 160 °C/320 °F. After baking time let the cake cool in the oven for about 15 minutes while the door is a little bit open.
  5. Afterwards let the cake cool completely. Mix the ingredients for the topping and spread it generously onto the cake. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on the topping.
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