Strawberry Cheesecake Upside Down Bundt Cake

A delicious and moist yogurt bundt cake, with creamy strawberry cheesecake and fresh strawberries baked right into it. So easy, so yummy and perfect for summer!

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Hello my lovelies! Boy, have I got a real treat for you today. This Strawberry Cheesecake Upside Down Bundt Cake is so full of summer flavour, moist and delicious and easy to make. But this scrummy cake is not the only treat I have for you today, because today is the first Yum of the Month! Yum of the Month is a brand new group I am so excited to be a part of, it’s a team of really talented bloggers and bakers facing yummy challenges every month and sharing the results with our lovely readers. Each month we pick a theme and create recipe based around that idea, this month the theme was fresh fruit – absolutely perfect for summer coming up! As you can see, I chose delicious strawberries!

Strawberry Cheesecake Upside Down Bundt Cake - a delicious and moist yogurt cake with creamy strawberry cheesecake and fresh strawberries baked right into it. So easy, so yummy and perfect for summer! #YumOfTheMonth #YOTM

As I said, Yum of the Month is made up of some amazing bloggers. There’s Amy from Accidental Happy Baker who is constantly wowing us with her creative recipes and gorgeous photography, if you really do eat with your eyes you’d never go hungry on her blog! Sam blogs at Sugar Spun Run and you will be in awe of her baking, she makes the most beautiful cakes! The lovely Shadi from Unicorns in the Kitchen creates magical bakes that will satisfy both your sweet and savoury tooth, with awesome Persian twists! And then there’s the wonderful Wajeeha from I Knead to Eat who will take you around the world one delicious dish at a time and have you drooling over her photos for hours.

I really think you’re going to love seeing these recipes every month, I know I will!

Strawberry Cheesecake Upside Down Bundt Cake - a delicious and moist yogurt cake with creamy strawberry cheesecake and fresh strawberries baked right into it. So easy, so yummy and perfect for summer! #YumOfTheMonth #YOTM

When we decided on Fresh Fruit as the theme I knew I wanted to make an upside down cake of sorts, they’re such a delicious and easy way to bake fruit that never disappoints. My first idea was an upside down peach cake, which somehow eventually evolved into the Strawberry Cheesecake Upside Down Bundt Cake you see here- the recipe developing section of my brain takes some weird turns, but it ended up in an awesome place so I won’t question it. The cake itself is made with strawberry yogurt, giving the whole cake a subtle strawberry taste throughout and making it so incredibly moist and tender. The strawberry cheesecake works its way through the cake as it bakes, giving you that unmistakable cheesecake taste throughout, with a thick layer on the top (originally the bottom, of course) to delight your tastebuds. Fresh strawberries are baked directly into the top, giving the cheesecake layer even more flavour and the bursts of fruit in your mouth with each bite. It’s a unique cake that is perfect for summer and everybody will just adore it, I promise. It would also make the perfect centre piece for a Mother’s Day dessert, dont’ you think

Strawberry Cheesecake Upside Down Bundt Cake - a delicious and moist yogurt cake with creamy strawberry cheesecake and fresh strawberries baked right into it. So easy, so yummy and perfect for summer! #YumOfTheMonth #YOTM

Strawberry Cheesecake Upside Down Bundt Cake

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A delicious, moist and tender yogurt bundt cake, with creamy strawberry cheesecake and fresh strawberries baked right into it. So easy, so yummy and perfect for summer.

Ingredients

For the cheesecake:

  • 250g cream cheese, room temperature
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 160g strawberries, pureed
  • 70g strawberries, roughly chopped

For the strawberry layer:

  • 175g fresh strawberries, chopped into halves or quarters
  • 50g sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the cake:

  • 230g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 350g sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 280g plain flour (AP)
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb (baking soda)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 225g strawberry yogurt

To serve (optional):

  • Fresh strawberries
  • A dusting of icing/confectioners sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 160C/325F. Grease a 10" bundt pan

To make the cheesecake:

  1. Beat the cream cheese and sugar together with a wooden spoon until combined. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and cornflour. Stir in the pureed and chopped strawberries. Set aside.

To make the strawberry layer:

  1. Toss the chopped strawberries, sugar, cornflour and vanilla together. Then spread around the bottom of the bundt pan.

To make the cake layer:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about three minutes using an electric/stand mixer. Beat in the eggs one at a time until combined, then stir in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.
  2. Combine the flour, salt and bicarb in a bowl.
  3. Alternate adding the yogurt and flour mix, starting and ending with the yogurt in three parts. Gently mix until combined, do not overmix.
  4. Spoon half of the cake batter into the bundt pan and spread out evenly. Pour all of the cheesecake mixture over the top. Spoon the rest of the cake batter on top and spread out.
  5. Bake for 60-70 minutes, until springy to touch and a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Leave to cool in the pan for 1 hour, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Dust with icing sugar when ready to serve

Notes

Store in an airtight container in the fridge, allow to come to room temperature before serving.

Strawberry Cheesecake Upside Down Bundt Cake - a delicious and moist yogurt cake with creamy strawberry cheesecake and fresh strawberries baked right into it. So easy, so yummy and perfect for summer! #YumOfTheMonth #YOTM

I honestly could not get enough of this cake, the combination of the yogurt and cheesecake make it so creamy but the cake itself is incredibly light and tender thanks to the yogurt. It’s the perfect cake to serve at any summer event, since it’s full of light summer flavours and holds up in the heat way better than a full cheesecake. Fresh fruit is the key here, you won’t get the same flavour or texture from frozen. And summer is the strawberry’s time to shine – you can never regret buy punnets full of fresh strawberry goodness at this time of year in the northern hemisphere!

Strawberry Cheesecake Upside Down Bundt Cake - a delicious and moist yogurt cake with creamy strawberry cheesecake and fresh strawberries baked right into it. So easy, so yummy and perfect for summer! #YumOfTheMonth #YOTM

 

Check out all the delicious recipes from Yum of the Month

Lemon Blueberry Tarts from Sam @ Sugar Spun Run

Creamy, no-bake lemon cheesecake filling layered over a graham cracker crust and topped with fresh blueberries.  These delectable (and easy!) tarts are made single-serving-sized in mason jar lids! (oh I just love single-serve desserts!)

Lemon Blueberry Tarts by Sugar Spun Run

Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting from Wajeeha @ I Knead to Eat

These blueberry cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting are so quick and easy to make, not to mention delicious! (Mmm look at those juicy blueberries!)

Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting from I Knead to Eat

 

Baked French Toast with Berry Compote from Shadi @ Unicorns in the Kitchen

Momemade baked French toast with Berry compote,  all you need for a Sunday morning! Save time and energy by baking these French toasts in the oven! (I need this for breakfast now)

Baked French Toast with Berry Compote from Unicorns in the Kitchen

Strawberry Nutella Tart from Amy @ Accidental Happy Baker

A sweet pastry crust filled with creamy nutella and cream cheese filling and topped with luscious fresh strawberries. This tart is so pretty and also pretty easy to make! (a match made in heaven!)

Strawberry Nutella Tart by Accidental Happy Baker

 

Yum of the Month - Five awesome bloggers stepping up to a delicious monthly challenge. This month's theme - Fresh fruit. Check out the Baked French Toast with Berry Compote, Lemon Bluberry Tarts, Strawberry Cheesecake Upside Down Bundt Cake, Blueberry Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting and Strawberry Nutella Tart.

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42 comments

  1. Annemarie @ justalittlebitofbacon says:

    What a great idea to do monthly cooking challenges! I look forward to seeing what else you all make in the future. And I love how your cake ended up with a layer of creamy, strawberry goodness on the top. I know that the cake wouldn’t last long around here. 🙂

  2. Noel says:

    Don’t you love how recipe ideas evolve?! I’ve had those days when I think … tomatoes and lettuce, what can I make, salad, sandwich, pizza, cake, banana sundae! At least you managed to stay in the “fresh fruit” and “baked” fields!

    What a pretty cake this is too! Such nice photos – so tempting. My hubs isn’t a strawberry fan, but I’ll bet he’ll eat some of this cake!

    Would I be able to use frozen berries in the recipe if I can’t find good fresh ones?

    • Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake says:

      Haha oh don’t worry Noel, that happens to me too!

      Frozen should be fine in the cheesecake (as long as they’re thawed first), but I’m not sure about the strawberry layer on top as they may have a bit too much moisture. I would say to stick to fresh berries if you can, but if you try it with frozen do let me know how it turns out!

  3. swayam says:

    As always your desserts are to die for!! LOVE strawberries and this cake looks brill. Spot on texture! What a fun collection of posts.. Shadi’s French toast looks spectacular!

  4. Amy says:

    Oh my gosh, my grocery store has been out of strawberries again! What is up with this. I’m about to go nuts. I really would like a slice of this.

  5. Dini @ The Flavor Bender says:

    This looks absolutely delicious!!! I am SUCH a sucker for anything to do with cheesecake! I could (and want to) have this all to myself!
    Plus I love all the other features from Yum of the Month – great picks Michelle 🙂

  6. Kaila (GF Life 24/7) says:

    I love the challenge of fresh fruit! This cake would be perfect for the summertime that is just around the corner. Thank you so much for bringing this cake to the fiesta. I’m sure it’ll be a hit!

  7. Sam @ SugarSpunRun says:

    This cake is stunning! I love how cleverly you incorporated the fruit, and I’m a huge cheesecake fan so this dessert is a real winner in my book! I have a HUGE amount of strawberries on my hands right now (after going strawberry picking last weekend) so this will be a great way to use up some of them! 🙂

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