by posting this recipe i am entering a recipe contest sponsored by National Honey Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. i received a gift card to offset the expense of my ingredients.
my husband loves cheesecake.
that's his request every year for his birthday... it's the one cake he'll help me finish.
even though cheesecakes are really rather easy to make, i seem to only make them for special occasions. they're rich enough that one cake can serve a slew of hungry cheesecake lovers. just like my man, who doesn't love cheesecake? there's a whole restaurant factory dedicated to the dessert!
when the recipe redux challenged us to use honey in a creative way, as a sugar substitute, and for a special occasion recipe, i knew cheesecake was it.
and boy am i glad i did... in place of white sugar, honey lends not only a lovely color, but a subtle, mellow, natural honey-sweetness to the cake. totally smooth and perfect. some simple berries and a super easy gingersnap crust... delightful.