The Marina Cafe is located in Destin Florida. Jill graciously submitted this recipe, and the Cheesecake is wonderful stuff, and yes it does use a lot of butter, but it is good stuff!
Marina Cafe Key Lime Cheesecake
Love Key Lime Pie and Cheesecake? You don't have to decide which to enjoy, you can have them both.
- 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 2 pounds cream cheese
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup melted butter
- 2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 ounce white creme de cacao
- 1/4 cup key lime juice
Preheat an oven to 325 degrees. Blend all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Press into the bottom of a 10x3 in the springform pan. Place the crust in the oven and bake until the edges are brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Soften the cream cheese. Place all of the ingredients in a mixer with a wire whip attachment. Whip on medium speed until the batter is smooth and there are no cream cheese lumps. Pour this mixture into the spring form pan. Place the cake in the oven and cook for 20 minutes reduce the temp to 250. Cook for 30 minutes or until the center is firm to the touch. Turn the oven off and allow the cake to cool in the oven with the door closed for 20 minutes.