Baking · Cheesecake

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

Mini lemon cheesecakes are the perfect treat paired with whipped cream, berries and homemade blueberry sauce! 

These mini lemon baked cheesecakes are deliciously indulgent without being overly sweet. They’re a few bites of pure cheesecake heaven.

It’s safe to say that I love cheesecake. I think that is pretty evident with the amount of cheesecake recipes I share. But as much as I love those cheesecake recipes they often make really big cheesecakes, which is way too much for us to eat so I often end up slicing up pieces to a give to my family to help out!

These mini cheesecakes are a little less intimidating to make than regular cheesecakes. They don’t need to be cooled in the oven and are less likely to crack. Plus, mini bakes are cuter and because they’re smaller that means you can eat more than one and they’re even easier to share.

To make these cheesecakes, start by lining a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. The cheesecakes start off with a buttery digestive biscuit base, which is made by combining biscuit crumbs with melted butter to bind it.

The lemon cheesecake is made by beating cream cheese with lemon sugar. The lemon sugar is made by rubbing the sugar and lemon zest together with your fingertips. Sounds weird, but it helps release the natural oil from the lemon, which flavours the sugar beautifully. After beating the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy add a tablespoon of lemon juice and a couple of eggs and drop of vanilla extract. That’s the cheesecake topping ready to go!

Scoop a few tablespoons of the cheesecake mixture onto the pre-baked biscuit bases and then pop the tray in the oven and bake for 22-24 minutes or until the cheesecakes are almost set in the centre.

(Makes 12)

Ingredients:

Biscuit Base:

150g or 10 digestive biscuits, crushed – this is 1 and 3/4 cups of graham cracker crumbs

70g unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Lemon Cheesecake:

450g (1lb) cream cheese, softened

130g (2/3 cup) caster or granulated sugar

Zest from 1 large lemon

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 large free-range eggs, at room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Blueberry Sauce:

150g (1 and 1/2 cups) fresh or frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons icing (confectioners’) sugar

Method:

1.  Preheat oven to 170°C / 150°C Fan / 325°F/ Gas Mark 3. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Set aside.

2. To make the biscuit base: Combine the biscuit crumbs and melted butter until combined. Evenly distribute the biscuit crumbs between the paper cases – approx. 1 tablespoon or so in each. Press down slightly into an even layer. Bake for 5 minutes until toasted slightly then remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly.

3. To make the cheesecake: Beat the softened cream cheese for about a minute until smooth. In a small bowl combine the sugar and lemon zest. Using your fingertips rub the lemon zest into the sugar until it’s fragrant. Add the lemon sugar to the cream cheese and beat again for another minute or two until the mixture is fluffy. Add the lemon juice, eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth and all the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Spoon the cheesecake on top of the pre-baked biscuit bases. Bake for 22-24 minutes or until the cheesecakes completely set in the centre. Once the cheesecakes are baked place the tray on top of a wire rack and leave to cool completely to room temperature. Once cool chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.

4. To make the blueberry sauce: Place the blueberries, lemon juice and icing sugar in a small saucepan. Heat gently and cook for a few minutes until the blueberries break down and the sauce has thickened. You can leave the sauce with chunks of blueberry in it or you can strain it through a sieve like I did. Chill the sauce until cool – I usually make mine ahead of time and chill it overnight.

5. To serve, remove the cheesecakes from the paper cases. Top with whipped cream, fresh berries and a drizzle of homemade blueberry sauce.

Cheesecake filling from here

Topped with a drizzle of my homemade blueberry sauce (recipe above), these cheesecakes combine my favourite flavour combo lemon and berries. They’re fresh and the perfect cheesecake for spring and summer. I know you’re going to love these as much as we did! 🙂

A Virtual Bridal Shower for Meriem of CulinaryCoutureBlog.com!

Thank you to Nora of A Clean Bake for organising the bridal shower and getting us all together to celebrate Meriem. 5 bloggers and myself are sharing recipes including flavour combos that are made for each other. Check out the menu below and enjoy all the delicious recipes from my friends!

A Virtual Bridal Shower Menu:

Paleo Brookies from A Clean Bake

Yellow Cake Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream for Two from An Edible Mosaic

Mocha Cupcakes  from Baking a Moment

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes from Blahnik Baker

Cheese and Charcuterie Board from Hall Nesting

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes from What Jessica Baked Next

Enjoy! Congratulations Meriem!

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Cheesecake · Chocolate · No-Bake

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis

Fluffy no-bake white chocolate cheesecake. A rich dessert that’s delicious served with tangy raspberry coulis. 

You will all know by now how much of fan I am of my no-bake treats on this blog. I always enjoy testing and creating different kinds of no-bake desserts, especially no-bake cheesecake recipes.

Now it’s officially spring it’s time to share some fresh fruity desserts and recipes.

I’m kicking off the season with this white chocolate cheesecake. Consisting of layers of buttery digestive biscuit base and creamy smooth white chocolate cheesecake. Each slice is served with a drizzle of homemade raspberry coulis which contrasts beautifully with the cheesecake.

We served this cheesecake for guests we had over the Easter weekend for a dinner party. It was requested I make a dessert for our cheesecake loving friends and this recipe certainly impressed.

Each slice cuts perfectly and holds its shape even without gelatine. You can serve the cheesecake with an assortment of mixed berries but I think the raspberry coulis and fresh raspberries really compliment the white chocolate.

Ingredients:

Biscuit Base:

300g or 20 digestive biscuits

140g unsalted butter

White Chocolate Cheesecake:

500g full-fat cream cheese, softened (I leave mine out at room temperature for about half an hour to soften)

300g white chocolate

300ml double cream

45g (3 tablespoons) icing sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Raspberry Coulis:

200g-250g (2 cups) fresh or frozen raspberries

1-2 tablespoons icing sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice or water

Method:

  1. To make the biscuit base: Break the digestives up into smaller pieces. Place in a ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin or place the biscuits in a food processor and process until they’re fine crumbs. Mix together with the melted butter. Press the biscuit crumbs into a 23cm springform cheesecake tin until compact and firm. Leave in the fridge whilst you make the cheesecake filling.
  2. To make the cheesecake filling: Melt the white chocolate over a bain-marie or in a heatproof bowl in the microwave in 20-second intervals. Leave to cool slightly.
  3. Beat together the softened cream cheese and the melted white chocolate until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk the cream, icing sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Fold the cream in two batches into the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Spread the cheesecake filling onto the prepared biscuit base and smooth over with a palette knife or spatula. Cover and leave to set in the fridge for at least 6-8 hours or preferably overnight.
  6. To make the raspberry coulis: Place the raspberries, icing sugar and lemon juice/water in a small saucepan. Heat gently and continue to cook until the raspberries break down and you’re left with a thick and glossy sauce. Take off the heat and pass the coulis through a fine mesh sieve into a clean bowl. Discard the seeds. Leave the sauce to cool before refrigerating.
  7. Serve the cheesecake with white chocolate shavings, the chilled raspberry coulis and some fresh raspberries. Cheesecake will store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Cheesecake · Chocolate

Nutella Cheesecake

Silky smooth Nutella Cheesecake. You won’t be able to stop eating slice after slice!

Seeing as you all share the same love for cheesecake, I knew I had to plan to share even more cheesecakes on the blog. I’m really proud of my No-Bake Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake. It was my first recipe to go to print and featured in one of my favourite magazines.

But this time I wanted to add even more Nutella goodness to the mix. I based this latest cheesecake creation on my Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake, of which I have been blown away by the positive response that recipe has gotten since I posted it.

For this Nutella version, I just swapped the melted chocolate orange for Nutella. This Nutella cheesecake is thick, creamy and has a beautiful mousse texture. I’ve never been a fan of baked cheesecakes, as they can be very heavy. No-bake cheesecakes certainly aren’t lighter in calories, but they are definitely lighter and fluffier in texture.

The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for the cheesecake to set. The cheesecake is delicious served on its on own, but I like to sprinkle the top with chopped toasted hazelnuts for extra decadence. You could decorate it with Ferrero Rocher, but to be honest, the cheesecake is pretty rich already without the need for any extra chocolate. 🙂

This recipe makes a massive cheesecake, so if you want you could half the recipe and make a smaller cheesecake, or even make cute little individual cheesecakes. I find this recipe perfect for entertaining because it can be made ahead of time, it serves lots of people and certainly has the wow factor!

I always have Nutella in my kitchen store cupboard. I’m literally addicted to it! I’m sure I’m not the only person who eats it by the spoonful straight from the jar? 😉

(Serves 10-12)

Ingredients:

Biscuit Base:

300g digestives or hobnobs – I used chocolate hobnobs

140g unsalted butter

Cheesecake Filling:

500g full-fat cream cheese, softened at room temperature

300g Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread

300ml double cream (heavy cream), chilled

45g icing sugar

Method:

  1. To make the biscuit base: Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a fine crumb. Add the melted butter and mix until well combined. Tip the biscuit crumbs into a 23cm springform cake tin and press down until firm. Use the back of a spoon or glass to smooth over. Then place in the fridge to chill whilst you make the filling.
  2. To make the cheesecake filling: In a medium mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese and Nutella until smooth and combined. In another mixing bowl whisk the cream, icing sugar until soft peaks form. Fold the cream into the cream cheese Nutella mixture.
  3. Spread the cheesecake filling over the prepared base, smooth the top with palette knife or spatula. Cover and leave to set in the fridge for at least 6 hours, or preferably overnight for best results.
  4. Once the cheesecake is set, decorate the top with the chopped hazelnuts. You could also decorate with Ferrero Rocher or Kinder Bueno. Slice it and serve. The cheesecake will keep stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Baking · Cheesecake · Chocolate · Christmas · No-Bake

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake. An impressive and delicious no-bake dessert. 

Christmas is fast approaching – in a month’s time we will be just a couple of days away from the big day! Christmas is my favourite time of year for several reasons. I love putting the decorations up, listening to festive music, baking and cooking lots of delicious food, but most of all I enjoy having break from college and seeing all my family and friends.

So I told you in an earlier post that I’d already been planning all my seasonal recipes. For this year’s first festive recipe I’m sharing this amazing Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake. All you chocolate orange lovers out there NEED to give this cheesecake a try!

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Terry’s chocolate orange. It’s one of mine and my sister’s favourite chocolates, I just love the rich chocolate mixed with the aromatic orange. My obsession with chocolate orange is proven with these cupcakes and these cookies.

This cheesecake is based on my popular No-Bake Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake. The base is made up of crushed chocolate orange digestive biscuits and is simply mixed together with melted butter and pressed into a cheesecake tin until compact. The cheesecake filling is made using the same method I use for all my no-bake cheesecakes. Beat together softened cream cheese with a touch of icing sugar and vanilla until smooth, then the fold through melted chocolate orange. I used two whole chocolate oranges in this cheesecake, so it is guaranteed to have a gorgeous flavour! Then the final step is to fold through some very lightly whipped cream and then spread the mixture over the prepared biscuit base. I told you it was unbelievably easy!

For decoration I like to keep it simple with nothing too elaborate. My sister gave me the idea to fan the chocolate orange segments in the centre of the cheesecake. So we went for that easy design, finishing with swirls of piped whipped cream. This cheesecake is a gorgeous dessert that’s an absolute breeze to make and a treat to eat!

(Serves 10-12)

Ingredients:

Biscuit Base:

300g chocolate or plain digestive biscuits (or graham crackers)

140g butter (salted or unsalted), melted and cooled slightly

Cheesecake Filling:

500g full-fat cream cheese or mascarpone, softened at room temperature

2 x 157g Terry’s chocolate orange (or other orange flavoured chocolate)

300ml double cream (heavy cream), chilled

85g icing sugar, sifted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Decoration:

Terry’s chocolate orange segments – I also grated some over to decorate

Whipped cream – approx. 150ml double or whipping cream

Method:

  1. To prepare the base: Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a fine crumb. Add the melted butter and mix until well combined. Tip the biscuit crumbs into a 23cm springform cake tin and press down until firm. Use the back of a spoon of glass to smooth over, place in the refrigerator to chill whilst you make the filling.
  2. To make the cheesecake filling: Melt the chocolate over a bain-marie or in the microwave in 20 second intervals. Leave to cool only for a few minutes – chocolate stills needs to be slightly warm before adding the remaining cheesecake ingredients later to avoid lumps forming. In a medium mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese with the icing sugar and vanilla until softened. In another mixing bowl whisk the cream until soft peaks form.
  3. Fold the cream into the cream cheese mix. Finally, fold through the melted chocolate.
  4. Spoon the cheesecake mixture over the biscuit base and smooth over with a spatula or palette knife. Cover and leave to chill for at least 6 hours, or preferably overnight.
  5. When ready to serve, remove the cheesecake from the tin and decorate. Best serve chilled. The cheesecake can be made ahead of time, leave it in the tin, covered with cling film for up to 3 days. Leftover slices (if any!) can be stored in an airtight container in a refrigerator.

Cheesecake lovers you’re going to adore this! The cheesecake will make an amazing centrepiece on the dinner table on Christmas day!

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Baking · Biscuits and Cookies · Cheesecake · Chocolate · No-Bake

No-Bake Snickers Cheesecake

Chocolate biscuit base topped with a creamy caramel cheesecake and decorated with whipped cream, drizzles of caramel and chopped Snickers. A decadent and delicious no-bake cheesecake!

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Today I’m sharing a new favourite cheesecake recipe. You might have already guessed by now that I really love cheesecake? For dessert ideas my blog is majority cheesecake recipes, but there is always room for more.

So when I don’t have much time on hand to cook or don’t feel like baking I always stick to my trusty no-bake recipes. No-bake cheesecake is always at the top of my list and seeing as Snickers are one of my favourite chocolate bars I thought I would experiment by adding them to my next cheesecake. I mean what’s not to like about chewy caramel, nougat and peanuts all encased in chocolate?

This scrumptious dessert starts with a buttery chocolate sandwich biscuit base. Once you’ve crushed the biscuits/cookies to a fine crumb, you’ll mix with melted butter until the crumbs are moistened. Press this mixture into a springform cheesecake tin until it’s nice and compact, then pop that into the fridge and leave it be whilst you get on with preparing the next layer of the cheesecake.

The caramel cheesecake is really simple to prepare and as we’re not adding any gelatine it’s really important you follow the recipe method closely to make sure the filling sets correctly. Please note this is a no-bake cheesecake and the texture will be closer to a mousse compared to a baked cheesecake, which sets as its bakes and as it cools it sets for even longer in the fridge. No-bake cheesecake sets only the fridge, so it is preferable to allow it to set for at a full 24 hours before serving. It will become firmer the longer it’s chilled.

Once the caramel cheesecake filling is ready, spread it out onto the biscuit/cookie base you made earlier on. For the “Snickers” part of this recipe, there are two options: you can add the chopped Snickers to the cheesecake filling or you can reserve them to decorate the cheesecake with.

Once your patience has been well and truly tested you can unravel this cheesecake delight. If I’m serving this for a dinner party I like to decorate with whipped cream, some of the leftover caramel from the tin and chopped Snickers.

If you love caramel/dulce de leche, but aren’t a fan of Snickers then you might like to try out a twist on this original recipe. I recently made this cheesecake recipe again and left out the Snickers and I also swapped the chocolate sandwich biscuit/cookie base for shortbread biscuits and upped the quantity of butter in the cheesecake base to 140g. I then garnished each slice with extra caramel and decorated with Cake Angels Zillionaire sprinkles. Delicious and fun!

(Serves 10-12)

Ingredients:

Cookie Base:

300g chocolate sandwich biscuits/cookies

75g / 5 tablespoons salted or unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Caramel Cheesecake:

500g full-fat cream cheese, softened – I leave mine out at room temperature for an hour to soften

200g caramel or dulce de leche

Pinch of salt, add more or less to taste

300ml / ½ pint double cream, chilled

45g / 3 tablespoons icing sugar, sifted

4-5 Snickers bars, chopped (approx. 1 cup chopped)

Decoration:

Whipped cream, caramel, chopped Snickers

Method:

  1. To make the biscuit base: Crush the biscuits in a food processor or in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin until they’re fine crumbs. Add the melted butter and mix until all the biscuit crumbs are moistened.
  2. Press the biscuit crumb mixture into a 23cm/9-inch springform tin until compact and firm. Chill in the fridge whilst you make the cheesecake filling.
  3. To make the cheesecake filling: Beat the softened cream cheese with the caramel until smooth. Add a pinch of salt, taste and add more if you want.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the chilled cream with the sifted icing sugar until stiff peaks form. Add the sweetened whipped cream to the caramel cream cheese mixture and continue to whisk for about 30 seconds until the mixture is stiff, don’t over beat the mixture otherwise it might split. Note: The mixture will be ready when it holds stiff peaks. At this point add the chopped Snickers if you want the chocolate to be in the cheesecake filling, otherwise reserve the Snickers for later when you’re ready to decorate the cheesecake.
  5. Evenly spread the cheesecake filling over the biscuit base. Smooth the top with a back of a spoon or a palette knife. Cover and leave to set in the fridge for 24 hours. Once set, remove from the tin and decorate as desired.

Enjoy!

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Biscuits and Cookies · Cheesecake · Chocolate · No-Bake

Tim Tam Cheesecake

Creamy, chocolatey Tim Tam cheesecake. The ultimate treat for any cheesecake lover. It’s easy to make and the best part is it’s completely no-bake! 

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The greatest thing about blogging is interacting with other bloggers and creating friendships with people who share the same passion as me. I started talking with my friend Lilly who writes the blog lillybites.com a while back. We have a lot in common and we both love food! When Lilly asked if I wanted to tart part in an ingredient swap and I was so excited because I’ve not had the chance to visit Australia yet and try Australian candy. We arranged to send each other a parcel containing favourite foods (like biscuits, chocolate bars etc…) from our countries.

Lilly is a big fan of my recipes, and she especially likes my Terry’s chocolate orange cookies even reviewing the recipe on her blog. If you’re from, live or are visiting Australia, Lilly reviews cafés, restaurants and bakeries mainly focussing around Sydney. Her blog is definitely worth taking a look at.

I cheekily mentioned to Lilly that I would love to try Tim Tams. We don’t get Tim Tams here in the UK and I’ve always been so eager to try them because everyone always says how tasty they are. When I received my parcel in the mail all the way from Sydney I was beyond excited to open it and see what was inside. Along with the Tim Tams I received vegemite chocolate. Yes you read it right, I said VEGEMITE. This was definitely the weirdest chocolate I’ve ever tasted. I also got to try traditional Aussie treats like Cherry Ripe (a coconut and cherry dark chocolate bar) and Milo which is a malt flavoured cocoa drink.

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As soon as I received the Tim Tams I knew exactly what I wanted to make. It had to be a cheesecake!

This cheesecake starts like all my other cheesecake recipes, with a buttery biscuit base. This time I went for Bourbon biscuits, these are chocolate sandwich biscuits with chocolate buttercream filling. If you want you could substitute with chocolate Oreos or another of your favourite biscuit/cookie.

The cheesecake filling is made by folding white chocolate and a mix of chopped/crumbled Tim Tams into a simple no-bake vanilla white chocolate cheesecake.

Digging into each slice, the cheesecake is decadent and creamy smooth. You get a taste of Tim Tams in each bite! It’s quite a sweet and rich cheesecake so I recommend starting with a small slice and then going back for your next slice! 😉

(Serves 10-12)

Ingredients:

Biscuit Base –

140g (5 ounces) unsalted butter, melted

300g (11 ounces) Bourbon biscuits (you can use Oreos)

Cheesecake Filling –

500g (18 ounces) full-fat cream cheese

300ml/1/2 pint (1 and 1/4 cups) double/heavy cream

85g (3/4 cup) icing sugar, sifted

1 tsp vanilla extract

200g (7 ounces) white chocolate, melted and cooled slightly

Half a pack of TimTams (approx. 5-6) – chopped or crumbled

Method:

  1. To prepare the base: Place the biscuits in food processor and blitz until fine crumbs. Or place the biscuits in a ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin. Mix the biscuit crumbs with melted butter until combined. Press into the cheesecake tin until firm. Chill in the refrigerator.
  2. To make the filling: Gently melt the white chocolate over a bain-marie or in the microwave in 20 second intervals. Once completely melted, leave to cool slightly. Whisk the cream with the vanilla and icing sugar until soft peaks form. In another mixing bowl, gently beat the softened cream cheese until smooth. Fold through the cream and white chocolate. Then finish by folding in the chopped Tim Tams.
  3. Spread the cheesecake filling over the biscuit base. Smooth over and level with a spatula or palette knife. Cover and leave in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight – I recommend overnight chilling.
  4. Once set decorate in any way you like. I topped the cheesecake with chopped Tim Tams, but it would be great as it is!
  5. Slice up and enjoy! The cheesecake will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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Read Lilly’s review of my cookie recipe here

Enjoy!

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Baking · Biscuits and Cookies · Cheesecake · No-Bake

Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake in a Jar {No-Bake}

Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake in a jar! Layers of buttery biscuit crumble, creamy lemon vanilla cheesecake filling, strawberries and cream. The perfect summer sharing dessert!

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I was invited along with 14 other bloggers to create a foodie concoction using the humble jam jar. The Jam J-Art Challenge is to make food look good in a jam jar! I love layered desserts and one of my favourite recipes in a jar or glass is cheesecake. These Strawberry & Lemon Cheesecake in a Jar are my new favourite layered dessert!

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And as the strawberries are in season and at their best, I thought I would make a summer-style cheesecake. My cheesecake is layers of buttery biscuit crumble, creamy lemon vanilla cheesecake filling, a small layer of chopped strawberries, whipped cream and strawberries. The dessert itself is light, fresh and one of my favourite summer recipes to date. I’m new to layered desserts, I’m not the best at decorating these kind of desserts, so this challenge was great for me!

These pots are great for sharing (but I don’t usually like doing that when there’s cheesecake involved!). It’s new favourite way to serve homemade cheesecake and I will definitely be making these throughout the summer!

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I made a few cheesecakes in smaller jars with some of the leftover cheesecake mix. To be honest, the recipe as well as filling one large jar (as pictured), will fill a few extra smallish jars too!

This dessert links in with this great campaign about desserts that have inspired our sweet treats today – ‘Desserts Through the Decades’. The campaign consists of an infographic and accompanying article, tracing the desserts that were once all the rage, both conventional and bizarre, from the 1910s to the present day. I think it’s a great campaign because you get to see all the different desserts, anything from the classic Victoria sponge cake, eton mess, to the cronut! You can click here to read more!

Makes enough to fill a 1L Kilner jar + approx. 1-2 small extra jars  

Ingredients – 

Biscuit Crumble –

12 digestive biscuits, broken into small pieces

55g unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Lemon Cheesecake Layer –

500g cream cheese, softened at room temperature

85g (3/4 cup) icing sugar, sifted

300ml double cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp lemon zest

1 tbsp lemon juice

200g strawberries, hulled and cut into bitesize pieces

Toppings –

Whipped cream

Strawberries

Method –

1. To make the biscuit crumble: Crush the biscuit pieces in a food processor or a ziplock bag with a rolling pin until fine. Mix through the butter. Set aside, whilst you make the filling.

2. To make the cheesecake filling: Mix the cream cheese, icing sugar, vanilla, lemon zest and juice in a bowl. Whip the cream and then fold into the cream cheese mix.

3. To layer the cheesecake: Take approx. half the biscuit crumbs and sprinkle in the bottom of the jar. Follow by a layer of the cheesecake mix. Then top with the chopped strawberries. Top with another layer of cheesecake mix. Then scatter over some extra biscuit crumbs. Top with whipped cream and a strawberry for decoration.

4. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve!

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Enjoy the recipe everyone! I hope this dessert inspires you to make and invent your own cheesecake in a jar creations!

jess

Baking · Cheesecake · Chocolate · No-Bake

No-Bake Chocolate Honeycomb Cheesecake

Milk chocolate cheesecake studded with crushed chocolate coated honeycomb pieces. The best no-bake honeycomb cheesecake recipe you will ever try! 

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honeycomb cheesecake

This is actually a recipe-redo from a little while back. I posted a honeycomb cheesecake and have finally got some new photos for the recipe and made a few changes to the original. It’s been requested through emails from many readers and I finally got round to making one and I’m really happy to share it again!

I have always loved no-bake cheesecakes more than the baked varieties. But saying that I have shared quite a few baked cheesecakes which happen to be amazing AND tasty too! No-bake cheesecakes are always great because they can be made ahead of time and and look really impressive. The hardest part is always waiting for the cheesecake to chill and set. 😉

This cheesecake has to one of my favourites to date. Chocolate coated honeycomb is one of the best type of chocolate bars and when combined with this easy, fluffy milk chocolate cheesecake it makes a delicious showstopper dessert.

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honeycomb cheesecake recipe

(Serves 10-12)

Ingredients:

Biscuit Base:

140g unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

300g digestive biscuits, broken into pieces (you can also use graham cracker or your favourite chocolate milk cookie as well)

Chocolate Cheesecake Filling: 

500g full-fat cream cheese, softened

300ml double cream, whipped

45 / 3 tablespoons icing sugar, sifted

300g dark or milk chocolate, melted and cooled slightly – use 200g milk and 100g dark chocolate

4 (1 pack) chocolate honeycomb bars, crushed into small pieces – you can add more if you like

To decorate:

Whipped Cream

Chocolate coated honeycomb or regular honeycomb, crushed

Method:

1. To make the biscuit base: Crush the biscuits in a food processor of simply in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin until they’re fine crumbs. Tip into a mixing bowl and add mix through the melted butter. Press into a 23cm springform cheesecake tin until compact. Place in the fridge to chill whilst you make the filling.

2. To make the cheesecake filling: Beat the softened cream cheese with the icing sugar in an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy – this will take approx. 2-3 minutes. Then fold in the cream and chocolate. When well mixed through, finish by folding through the crushed honeycomb. Spread out onto the prepared base and even over with a palette knife or spatula. Now cover and leave to set in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight. * I recommend overnight chilling, as the cheesecake flavour develops and cuts more easily too.

3. To decorate: Take the cheesecake out from the fridge and allow to come up to room temperature for just 5 minutes before removing from the tin. Once removed, finish by drizzling over some extra melted chocolate, pipe on some swirls of whipped cream and then scatter over even more honeycomb.

Note: The cheesecake will stay in the fridge for up to 3 days. Top with the cream and honeycomb just prior to serving.

honeycomb chocolate cheese cake

Enjoy!

jess

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Biscuits and Cookies · Cheesecake · No-Bake

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream {No-Machine}

This no-churn, no-machine Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice-Cream is super delicious and makes a great summer treat! Easy to make, and like most my ice-cream recipes this one is completely no-churn and only requires a handful of ingredients to make. I decided to post another ice cream recipe as my Melba Popsicles were really well received by you all, so thank you to everyone who left me some lovely comments- I really appreciate it! So, as my ice-cream recipes have been so popular with you all and lots of my readers have been asking me to share more strawberry recipes I knew more ice-cream was the perfect choice for today! Strawberry Cheesecake was my favourite flavour on to enjoy whilst I was on holiday last year, so I thought it would be great to make my own! I wasn’t disappointed, as this ice-cream was so, so good!

ice cream delicious

Just as creamy and delicious as ice-cream you can buy in the supermarket. I have to say this recipe tastes exactly like Häagen-Dazs ice-cream, but better (of course)! It’s lush, especially best scooped into a waffle cone or served in a bowl with lots of extra strawberries. (Also, let me apologise for the TERRIBLE pictures. My lighting was bad because it’s been super dark! So I found it hard to photograph my ice-cream before it started melting, but the taste definitely made up for those downfalls!…)

strawberriesice cream strawberriesIngredients-

Strawberry Syrup- 

225g of strawberries, hulled & chopped into small pieces 

50g of caster sugar

55ml of hot water

Ice Cream Base- 

1x 397g can of sweetened condensed milk

300ml of double cream, chilled 

250g of full-fat soft cream cheese (must be at room temp) 

1 tsp of pure vanilla extract

Biscuit Crumble-

75g of digestive biscuits, finely crushed

30g (1tbsp) of unsalted butter, melted

Method-

  1. To make the strawberry syrup: Place the chopped strawberries, sugar and hot water in a small saucepan. Heat gently, allowing the sugar to completely dissolve (stir occasionally). When there’s no sugar granules left, bring the mixture up to the simmer. Simmer gently for 5 minutes. Then blitz in a food processor/blender until smooth. Pass through a sieve into a bowl to extract the seeds. Then cool down and place in the fridge until cold and slightly thickened.

2. To make the Ice-Cream base: Whisk the cream and vanilla until just starting to thicken. Add the really soft cream cheese and then whisk for just a few moments to combine until smooth. Fold in the condensed milk.

3. For the biscuit crumbles: Mix together the crushed biscuit and melted butter.

4. To assemble: Fold in half the biscuit into the ice-cream base with half the syrup. Swirl the syrup around a little to combine the flavour throughout. Then pour into a regular loaf tin.

5. Finish by sprinkling over the remaining biscuit crumbs and swirling in the strawberry syrup. Cover with cling film and then really carefully place in the freezer for at least 6 hours or overnight. To serve- Allow to thaw for 5 minutes, then scoop into waffle cones or into bowls. ENJOY!

 

Enjoy and have a great weekend guys!

jess 

 

Baking · Cheesecake

Eton Mess Cheesecake {Laura Ashley Blog Feature}

So a few weeks ago, the lovely people from Laura Ashley contacted me to see if I would like to create a recipe to be featured on their blog. I’ve been really busy with exams, college and with lots of other bits and bobs that I haven’t had enough time to blog and share my recipes and tell you this amazing news. Also, a few days ago I finally bit the bullet and decided to buy my own domain, so you will probably notice this blog address is now whatjessicabakednext.com! But now I’ve finished for the whole Summer I will now be able to post a lot more frequently (which I hope is great news for you!). But back to this post, in particular I was asked to develop a recipe that was an English classic. So as I love dessert, cheesecake and Summer, my most favourite dessert sprung straight to mind. Eton Mess is possibly the most quintessentially ‘English’ dessert out there- so I knew it would fit the bill perfectly. Luscious, fresh Summer berries mixed with whipped cream and crumbled meringue. If that doesn’t sound like the most perfect dessert, then I don’t know what does! And as I’m the world’s biggest cheesecake fan, it thought it would be fun to combine my two favourite desserts. This cheesecake tastes amazing, it’s light, summery and very decadent with the fruit and meringue topping. And a definite popular dessert recipe for any occasion. Enjoy guys!

eton mess cheesecake

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eton mess cheesecake easy

I’ve used my favourite baked cheesecake recipe. I like to use ricotta in the cheesecake mix and I’ve also added some lemon zest and juice to give the cheesecake extra Summer-y flavour. A crumbly, sweet digestive biscuit base is followed by a smooth, creamy layer of lemony ricotta mix and then topped off with a drizzle of fresh raspberry sauce, crumbled meringue and chopped fresh strawberries. This recipe is great for any occasion and it’s sure to be enjoyed by anyone who tries a slice. Also, the ‘traditional’ Eton Mess uses either raspberries or strawberries, but as I LOVE both fruits I decided to combine both into this amazing dessert!

eton mess cheesecake recipe

strawberrys

cheesecake in the making

CHEESECAKE

cheesecake eton

Ingredients- 

Base-

250g of digestive biscuits, crushed

100g of unsalted butter, melted

Filling- (Note: have both cream cheeses at room temperature)

600g of full-fat soft cream cheese

250g of Italian ricotta

3 large free-range eggs

Zest from 2 large lemons + juice from 3

200g of caster sugar 

Raspberry coulis-

300g of frozen or fresh raspberries

1 heaped tbsp of icing sugar

2 tbsp of each lemon juice and water

(To make coulis- place all ingredients listed in saucepan, boil for 5 minutes, then pass through a sieve into a bowl. Cover and place in fridge for a few hours or overnight to thicken). 

To decorate-

Fresh strawberries, sliced- I used approx. 300g of strawberries

Crumbled meringue pieces- use as much as you like

Method- 

1. Start by making the base: Crush the biscuits until you have fine crumbs- you can do this in a food processor or in a disposable bag with a rolling pin. Mix the biscuit crumbs into the melted butter. Press down into a 23cm springform cheesecake tin and make sure it’s really well compact. Place in the fridge whilst you make the filling.

2. For the filling: Mix the ricotta, cream cheese lemon zest and juice, eggs and caster until you have a really smooth mixture. Carefully pour the filling on top of the chilled base. Before baking, fill a deep baking dish with boiling water and place at the bottom of your oven. Bake at 140 degrees C Fan for 1 hour 10 minutes. Once baked, the cheesecake should be set around the outside, but should still have a slight wobble in the centre.

3. Then turn off the oven, leave the oven door open a little and allow the cheesecake to cool to room temperature. Once fully cooled, cover with some tin foil and place in the fridge to finish setting overnight- this is the vital step to stop the cheesecake top from cracking.

To serve: Once the cheesecake has set overnight it will even more well set and will cut a lot easier- I serve the cheesecake with some raspberry coulis. Then top with strawberries and crumbled meringue.

eton mess cheesecake laura ashley

My Top Tips-

  • Always fill a baking dish with boiling water and place at the bottom of your preheated oven. This creates a steamy environment in the oven and the cheesecake will bake more evenly.
  • Once the cheesecake has cooked for the full amount of time, turn off your oven, leave the cheesecake inside with the door ajar. It will slowly cool down to room temperature and won’t crack on top- never put a warm cheesecake straight in the fridge.
  • When decorating, top with the sauce, crumbled meringue and strawberries just before serving. *Note*: the cheesecake can be made in advance and left in the fridge completely covered for 2 days before decorating with the toppings.

Enjoy this recipe everyone, and do pop over the Laura Ashley Blog to find this recipe! I’ve got some amazing recipes lined up for you all, so watch out for those in the coming weeks!

 

jess