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Frozen Cheese Cake

We have a regular gathering with some other foreigners living in this area every second Wednesday. We have dinner in one person’s house and we take turns. The host prepares a main meal and everyone else brings their duty dish. Anyhow, Mel (most of the time dessert duty person) brought this cheese cake at the last gathering, and since then I fell in love with it. She usually brings home made dessert, but she brought frozen cheese cake that day. (She mustn’t have had much time to cook.)

Not realizing that it was from Homeplus, I kept saying how delicious it was and I wanted to have some more, etc. Michael was surprised because it is a very unusual comment for me to say something like that for a dessert. Because most of the time desserts are just too sweet for me. I guess most Canadians and Americans can cope with it, because I know they keep helping themselves until it is all gone. Yet I’ve never finished one piece of dessert ever so far, I usually pass mine on to Michael (When I think I am done). So I guess, me saying that I want more of this cake could have hurt her feelings.

After knowing where she got it from, we eagerly looked for the cheese cake when we went grocery shopping at Homeplus the other day. When we found it, I nearly fainted because its price was so high.

It was 15,950 won (US $17) for that smallish medium size cake. Come on! It is not even a bakery made cheese cake, it is just a frozen cheese cake from the factory. Michael encouraged me “Not” to buy it because of the ridicules price. So I gave up.

When I came home from shopping, I was thinking about the cake more and more. I become a slave of it. So what!
Yes, I finally bought cheese cake yesterday. Michael found out about the fact near the cash register, though he couldn’t convince me not to buy it anymore. This is a picture of cheese cake I was craving for days and days.

cheese cake box

The pieces are individually packed as usual for Korean snacks. ๐Ÿ™‚

individually packed cheese cakes

How to defrost :

  • You just defrost it one piece at a time (or more, if you going to have more)
    You can defrost it in the fridge for 1 hour or at room temperature for 30-40 minutes (It was written on the box).

I took out 4 pieces to have (2 each), and Michael said that he finds frozen cheese cake tastes better, so we decided to defrost 2 pieces, and eat 2 pieces of frozen cakes. It was OK to have frozen cheese cake though it was a bit too hard to break it with a fork and hard to taste the cheese. He added the comment later that he likes frozen ones better because he doesn’t like the creamy taste. Dude! If you had mentioned that part I would have waited 30 minutes for both. The picture just below is a piece of frozen cheese cake.

Frozen cheese cake

After waiting 30 minutes to taste a defrosted piece at room temperature, I added some strawberry jam on top and tasted it. It was fabulous. It was very creamy and soft, a little bit sweet from the strawberry jam, it was the best cake ever. (We don’t have many good cakes in Korea. 90% of cakes are sponge cake and are all sweet as far as I know.)

Cheese cake with strawberry jam

I’ve never had cheese cake from a cake shop or bakery, so it is not possible for me to compare them, though it was really good as a cheese cake from a supermarket.

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Written by: Sue

Last Updated: May 13, 2019

Hi, I'm Sue and I am the creator of My Korean Kitchen. Thank you for joining me in this delicious culinary journey!

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9 thoughts on “Frozen Cheese Cake”

  1. Hi, I’m from the U.S. Cheesecakes are my favorite cakes, so I got so excited to see you post about one! Homemade cheesecake is definitely best if it’s made correctly. There are some amazing ones at bakeries and such! What makes or breaks a cheesecake is really the crust, whether it’s crunchy, soft, or an in between has a huge factor on the taste of the cake. If you ever get around to making one, please post about the experience

  2. Do you mean green tea sponge cake? I have tried once, though it wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was quite bitter too, I guess I added too much green tea. Once I succeed then I will tell you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. My favourite is coffee cheesecake…..it’s actually pretty simple and doesn’t require an oven. I agree with you that the majority of Korean cakes are dire although from my point of view it is because they are not sweet enough!!!

    I have a cooking question for you, do you know how to make green tea cake? I have been experimenting several times without a grand success so was wondering what your thoughts would be.

  4. I’ve actually found some blueberries imported from Australia. I’m eager to put them with some apples into some puff pastry. Hopefully I can get around to it sometime soon!

  5. Hi Pepy,

    I would love to bake some cheese cake too. I am really hoping to have bigger oven and kitchen in Australia, it will encourage me to do some proper baking.

    Hi Kat,

    I definitely should try some fresh fruit like you said. I think strawberry would go well, though it is a bit expensive because it’s winter.

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