I have been told I am quite a food snob and I can’t really disagree. I like homemade food and not generally something that comes from a box or a can. I love using fresh ingredients that we have either grown ourselves or found someone local to buy from.
But we all have our own guilty pleasure and Philadelphia Ready to Eat Cheesecake Filling is mine (totally not sponsored). I can eat that stuff with a spoon and call it a day. I literally have to stop myself from buying it. Now, I know that it doesn’t even begin to compare a homemade real cheesecake, but it is delicious in its own way.
I tried to avoid buying it at all costs (because I know I will end up going up in pant size after) this season but I couldn’t resist the other day. After taking a few spoonfuls, I knew that it had to be put into something and shared before I ate the whole container myself.
I had some leftover eggnog from a party, so I decided to make a cake. The rich nutmeg cake layers and frosting was beautifully combined with the cheesecake center. As much as I enjoy a small glass of eggnog, an entire cake can be a bit overwhelming. The cheesecake center does a great job at mellowing and balancing the cake.
So, if you still have time (and energy) I urge you to make this cake! It is the perfect way to celebrate winter, Christmas, and even the New Year!