National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day Doodlewash and watercolor sketch on blue plate

I’ve been forgetting to check the food holidays and was incredibly happy to discover it’s Blueberry Cheesecake Day! So tonight, I’m bringing some cheesecake for our #DoodlewashDinner topped with deliciously syrupy blueberries. At home, we’ve been eating a light Japanese cheesecake that Philippe made this week, but this doodlewash is of the good old fashioned version with a lot more calories. That killer kind like mom used to make with a graham cracker crust and filling so dense it immediately coated the roof of my mouth like peanut butter.

Though the filling and toppings are obviously the star of this dessert, my favorite part was always the crust. Some versions even consist of crushed cookies as if the concoction on top wasn’t already suitably sweet. It’s basically taking a dessert and adding the coolest thing you could possibly add to it – more dessert! I rarely get to taste desserts like this anymore, since I typically try to be careful with what I eat. But if nobody’s looking, then it doesn’t count, so I have been known to still sneak a slice here and there if the opportunity presents itself.

Even if it was filled with enough saturated fat to take down a horse, I loved this kind of blueberry cheesecake! Of course, it was much more fun when I could eat it without worrying about calories. Now, if I eat a slice, I have to “balance” which is a sweet way to say starve myself accordingly for the next couple days. But it’s honestly a small price to pay for this level of goodness. So bring on the blueberry cheesecake! I’ve got a fork in my hand and I’m ready to pay the price. It’s a day worth celebrating to be sure!

You’re all invited to a Doodlewash Dinner Party during the month of May! Just tag your food or drink image #doodlewashdinner and I’ll feature you and your culinary creations in a delicious Doodlewash Gallery at the end of the month! 


About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Pyrrol Red, Ultramarine Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Cobalt Blue, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal

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62 Comments
  1. Jill Kuhn 1 year ago

    Oh, YUM! This does look delish! 😄💜 I like how you painted the graham cracker crust and love those syrupy berries! At least you left off the whipped cream! 😉 Saved a few calories there! Whew! Lol! 💕🍰🍴

    • Author

      Thanks Jill!! Glad you liked this! 😃💕Oh yeah! It totally needs whipped cream! Yum! A little couldn’t hurt! Lol

      • Jill Kuhn 1 year ago

        You will be pleased to know that I whipped up a little something for your dinner party in tomorrow’s post. Hehe! 🎨💕😄🍴

      • Author

        Yay! Awesome! Can’t wait to see!! 😃💕

  2. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 1 year ago

    You captured blueberry cheesecake perfectly – it looks delectable and decadent and delicious. Those drippy blueberries – that scrumptious crust – oh my…. such a great doodlewasher are you.

    Thank heaven I can’t eat it off the computer.

    • Author

      Hehe…thanks so much Sharon! 😃💕 Yeah…unfortunately this doodlewash version isn’t edible. Ugh! I really want some of this, but figured it’s safer to paint it than eat it! 😉

  3. Carmel Campbell 1 year ago

    Yum…I love blueberries and cheesecake!! What a wonderful mouth watering capture!

    • Author

      Thanks so much, Carmel! 😃💕This is definitely at the top of my guilty pleasures. Which is an embarrassingly long list. 😊

  4. Teresa Robeson 1 year ago

    I am a total sucker for cheesecake but my guys don’t like it! 😮 I’m tempted to lick the screen right now because your doodlewash is so scrumptious. ❤️😋

    Will Philippe share the Japanese cheesecake recipe?

    • Author

      Thanks Teresa! 😃💕What?! Nobody to share with? That’s why you need to live closer to me! Hehe… and I can ask Philippe if he still has it. He makes these things and then moves on to something else entirely.

      • Teresa Robeson 1 year ago

        He’s an adventurous one, that Philippe! Once I have a successful recipe, I make it over and over again 😄 Thanks for asking him!

  5. Great…..now I want cheesecake! yum! 🙂

    • Author

      Thanks Margaret! 💕😃Sorry to tempt you…hehe…if it makes you feel any better I also tempted myself as now I want it too. This super decadent kind! 😊

  6. I vote for the blueberry cheese cake!!!

  7. Catherine Johnson 1 year ago

    I’ve been having mostly smoothies today. This virtual cheesecake is the perfect dessert. 💙

  8. Teri C 1 year ago

    Does wine go with cheesecake? Fabulous painting!

  9. Sharon Mann 1 year ago

    I just finished dinner and now I’ll have a piece of the Blueberry Cheesecake, Charlie. Your doodlewash is mouth watering. My grandmother was the cheesecake maker in our family but it was always plain, but oh so good. Thanks for posting this delicious treat.

    • Author

      Thanks Sharon! 😃💕Glad you’re a cheesecake fan as well. And I’m sure grandmother’s was delicious even plain!

  10. Those box jello cheesecakes were even good lol. Fantastic painting Charlie. I’ll be really glad when food month is over lol. 💜💛

    • Author

      Thanks, Laura! 😃💕Haha…they were good! When I was growing up, pretty much everything I was fed came in a box. It’s really quite lucky I survived to adulthood. 😊And I think I’m ready for the month to end as well. I keep teasing myself with treats I don’t get to eat!! Lol

  11. Jodi 1 year ago

    I’m a crust-lover too! Your slice of pie is GORGEOUS!!!

  12. Samantha 1 year ago

    Mouthwatering! Cheesecake lovers unite 🙂

  13. debiriley 1 year ago

    I love cheesecakes!! this looks Beautiful Charlie!
    very glad its on the screen… keeping a no-no away is a good thing 🙂

    • Author

      Thanks Debi! 😃💕Yeah, this is the safest kind. Locked behind a screen is the way to go. If I had a whole one in front of me, I’d eat it and hate myself. Well…I’d love my decision while I was eating it of course! 😊

      • debiriley 1 year ago

        oh, Charlie! no one could ever hate you. Not even you!!
        you’re just way too nice 🙂 all you’d have to do for that cheesecake is … well, I guess not eat for a couple of days. right. that isn’t sounding like much fun either, is it!? oh, dear!

      • Author

        Yeah… it’s more throttle back so salads come into play a lot. Lol Totally worth it to have a divine calorie bomb every once in awhile! Lol

      • debiriley 1 year ago

        yes, indeed!

  14. Jacob 1 year ago

    Nee-naw, etc. 😉 At least we can take solace in the fact that calories aren’t a concern when it comes to the Doodlewash Dinner – that’ll be why it’s such a big winner! And imagine the size we’d all be were that not true. 😉 Crumbs, this is seductive. It’s got me right where it wants me… I want right now! Divine doodlewash!

    • Author

      Thanks Jacob! 😃 Glad you were got up in the blueberry cheesecake seduction. It’s so good…I think I’ll need to have some this weekend and every day after that. I should add a calorie total to the gallery at the end of the month! Lol ugh…no…that’s just terrifying. 😳

      • Jacob 1 year ago

        Ha! Quite – I think numbers that high would break the calculator! 😉

      • Author

        True… I can’t do it… it would be terrifying! Lol

  15. Snehal Kank 1 year ago

    Very nice Charlie I really loved it 😍💕

  16. zuzala 1 year ago

    Cheesecake brought to a new high by the inspiring
    Charlie.. bravo.

  17. YesterdayAfter 1 year ago

    Ohhh Charlie this looks delicious! wonderful job full of details! 😉 the past few days I have been quite busy I miss my doodlewashes 😉 soon back on track <3

    • Author

      Thanks Carolina! 😃💕 Glad you liked this… and yes! More doodlewashes! It was awesome to feature you today though finally! Yay! 😉

  18. Scrummy yummy, look at that dripping syrup you have created, I just stole a piece, it’s now slowly easing its way down my chin, the rest is gone, he he. 😋

  19. lizintheshed 1 year ago

    Oh no, we missed this day – the trouble of being in a different time zone. My son will be gutted! Great painting.

  20. blogturtle 1 year ago

    simply delicious and oozing with stickiness! i’ll take two!

    well done, charlie!

  21. Carol 1 year ago

    If I am going to have dessert, one thing I like to add is definitely more dessert – lol, and coffee, and wine. Hey, at least the blueberries and wine have antioxidants- that balances it out, right? 😜 I am always so impressed with your white space reflections, Charlie. I have such a hard time with that but will keep practicing. TGIF!!

    • Author

      Thanks so much Carol!😃💕 I agree with more of everything! Especially the wine… it’s Friday!! Yay! Hehe And thanks on the white space… it’s been a journey. I used to use white gouache because I kept screwing up. Lol Now I often use light pen lines where I want the white to be so I can think ahead and watch out for those areas when I’m doodlewashing. And “hopefully” preserve them! 😉

      • Carol 1 year ago

        Charlie, thanks for sharing your journey. It is encouraging and makes me feel like there is hope for me yet! 🖌🎨 👍🏻😊

      • Author

        What?! You’re awesome! You don’t need hope, just plenty of time to paint and make beautiful things! 😉

  22. Tom Merriman 1 year ago

    Smashing blueberry cheesecake, Charlie. I did check each blueberry, just to see if you’d painted in a Selfie, but I couldn’t see one. My favourite part is the… erm… ah… all of it. Hehehe!

  23. memadtwo 12 months ago

    Graham cracker crust is my favorite too! My mother did make a great cheesecake. Now my mouth is watering…(K)

  24. ybromfield 12 months ago

    I love cheesecake and when you top it with blueberries…. Yummy! Great doodlewash!

    • Author

      Thanks, Kari! 😃💕Yay! Glad you’re a fan….then when we finally meet we can have cheesecake together! 😉hehe

  25. cookandenjoyrecipes 6 months ago

    Cheesecake, blueberries, nothing better than this combo. Thanks Charlie for sharing

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