Monday, January 30, 2012

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake!

I was on dessert duty this Christmas and had great plans of doing my trio of desserts with a raspberry flavour theme,unfortunately I wasn't feeling the best Christmas eve,so I had to use my "go to" lemon cheesecake,it literally takes no time and is scrumptious!

Recipe for Lemon Cheesecake


  • 12 digestive biscuits
  • 1/2 weight of biscuits in butter / margarine
  • 300g tub of Philadelphia cheese
  • 400g can of condensed milk
  • Juice of 2 or 3 lemons (to taste)


  1. Weigh the digestive biscuits then weigh out exactly half the weight of the biscuits in margarine. Place the biscuits into a blender and give it a quick whiz.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan, then add to the crushed biscuits and blend until the butter has combined with the mixture.
  3. Spread the crumb mixture into a 8" springform pan and place in the fridge for 1 hour to set.
  4. In a bowl, empty the Philadelphia cheese, condensed milk and lemon juice and mix well with a blender until there are no lumps. Pour the mixture on top of the base and smooth over with a spatula, then refrigerate. You can probably eat the cheesecake after 2 – 3 hours, but it is much better if left over night.

This cheese cake is light and zesty.It is always a winner in my house!

Happy Baking!

Shirley x

30th Birthday Cake!

My sister Jacqueline celebrated her "dirrrrty thirrty" and I had the great pleasure of making her cake.It was my first attempt at a topsy turvy cake and although it wasn't as "topsy turvy" as I would have liked it,Jacqueline loved it so I was happy!

Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take pictures of the cake,so my sister emailed me on some so apologise for the blurriness. We also didn't get photos until the next day,hence the cake being slightly battered!

On the front I placed an extremely glittery "30" (the picture doesn't really do it justice) and on the back I had a little fun with a block of cheese (a personal joke between my sisters and I) and a headstone of "Jacquelines youth"!On top I placed a plastic cosmo glass which is one of Jacq's favourite drinks.

The cakes were chocolate with a chocolate ganache and sponge with lemon cream cheese frosting...yum!

Happy Baking!