After devouring the Divine Mercy cheesecake, my kids finally agreed that fruit on a cheesecake was good, especially if it was strawberry.
Looks can be deceiving though. What happens when a distracted mommy fails to double check the recipe because she thinks she has it memorized? You get a cheesecake with no sugar in it. It wasn't terrible because the cake mix had some sugar in it. But not enough. Like I said, not terrible, but noticeable.
For anyone who looks at this and thinks that it requires special training or great skill to put together, I assure you that's not true. The recipe is a super easy one to follow, that's why it's one of my favorites. Just make sure you remember the sugar! It bakes up into a nice, firm cheesecake, not a tender, temperamental one. I have flipped it out of the pan onto my hand and then back onto a cooling rack without ever breaking one. The whipped cream goes on with a spoon and the strawberry sauce come from a can. Those flames? Hah! Just a glob of more whipped cream with colored sugar sprinkled on top and the Junior Mint cross sits on the serving plate. I didn't even anchor them to the plate with frosting which means they kind of slid around while I was taking it out of the fridge.