Sweet Potato Cheesecake

So here’s the thing.

A few months ago, my friend Jabari challenged me to make a sweet potato cheesecake. At the time he was new to Portland and even though I made him some overly chocolatey fudge cookies to welcome him, he still doubted my baking skills.

Rookie mistake.

He said his aunt makes the best sweet potato cheesecake and bet that I wouldn’t be able to match it.


Now, I don’t make a lot of cheesecake. Mostly because I’m not a fan, but this cheesecake was delicious. Even my family, who were a little weirded out by the idea of sweet potatoes in a cheesecake, loved it.


After having half a cheesecake sitting in my freezer for two months, I finally gave Jabari the cheesecake a couple of weeks ago so he could try it. Later that night I got a text saying “Nailed it!!!!” and I was feeling pretty good about myself. Especially since I made the recipe up off the top of my head.


A couple of days later, I asked him if my cheesecake or his aunt’s was better and he said…

“Aunts…Yours was good though.”, which kind of burst the happy little bubble I was in.

And after all of that, he won’t even let me share my magical recipe with you guys. So mean, right?


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