How to Make a Tanabata Cheesecake and Grape Jelly Cake


Let's reimagine the Tanabata Night Two-layer Cake of Cheesecake and Grape Jelly with a casual, easy-to-follow approach, incorporating cake decoration tips for a festive touch. This recipe is perfect for celebrating the night with a beautifully crafted dessert that's both delicious and visually stunning.

Ingredients for the Cheesecake Layer:

- Cream Cheese: 200g

- Fresh Cream: 200ml

- Milk: 50ml

- Sugar: 3 tablespoons

- Lemon Juice: 1 teaspoon

- Gelatin: 5g

Ingredients for the Grape Jelly Layer:

- 100% Grape Juice: 150ml

- Shaved Ice Syrup (Blue Hawaii): 2 tablespoons

- Lemon Juice: 1/2 teaspoon

- Water: 100ml

- Gelatin: 5g

- Grapes (red globes): 8 pieces

- Alazan: Appropriate amount

Preparation Steps:

Cheesecake Layer:

1. Warm Up: Let the cream cheese come to room temperature or soften it in the microwave.

2. Mix Ingredients: In a bowl, mix cream cheese and sugar well with a whisk. Then, add fresh cream, lemon juice, and milk.

3. Soak Gelatin: Dissolve 5g of gelatin in 2 tablespoons of water.

4. Melt Gelatin: Heat the gelatin in the microwave for 20 seconds, then mix it into the cheesecake mixture. Pour this mixture into containers and let it cool in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.

Grape Jelly Layer:

1. Soak Gelatin: Dissolve 5g of gelatin in 2 tablespoons of water.

2. Mix Jelly Ingredients: In a bowl, mix grape juice, shaved ice syrup, lemon juice, and water. Heat this mixture in the microwave for 20 seconds.

3. Add Melted Gelatin: Mix the melted gelatin into the grape juice mixture.

4. Assemble the Layers: Spread the jelly mixture onto the hardened cheesecake layer, place the grapes on top, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

5. Decorate: Once the jelly has hardened, sprinkle with alazan for a festive touch.

Decoration Tips:

- Cake Decoration: Use Amazon to sprinkle on top of the grape jelly layer for a festive and colorful finish. You can also use edible glitter or shiny sprinkles for an extra sparkle.

- Garnish: Place a few grapes on top of the jelly layer for a natural touch.

- Serving: Serve the cake with a side of fresh fruit or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful dessert experience.

This recipe is not only delicious but also a fun way to celebrate Tanabata Night with a beautifully decorated cake. Enjoy your homemade cheesecake and grape jelly cake!