Lemon apricot cheesecake bites

It’s springtime and the weather is absolutely gorgeous. The days are getting warmer and it’s time to turn to easy no-bake chilled desserts. Today i made some cool & refreshing lemon apricot mini cheesecakes. INGREDIENTS Crust 1/2 cup pretzelΒ crumbs 1 TbspΒ melted butter Filling 4 oz cool whip, thawed 4 oz cream cheese,Β softened 4 Tbsp apricot… Continue reading Lemon apricot cheesecake bites

My baking experiment #93 – death-by-chocolate hedgehog

Today is my husband’s birthday. Last year for his birthday, i baked a triple-chocolate ganache cake: chocolate cake with chocolate mousse frosting covered in a layer of glossy chocolate ganache. That cake was one of my proudest achievements yet. At that time i had just started baking; that cake was only my fifth bake! It… Continue reading My baking experiment #93 – death-by-chocolate hedgehog

caramel cheesecake bars

I’ve probably mentioned this several times that my favorite dessert is cheesecake, and my favorite cheesecakes are those from the Cheesecake Factory. They are so rich and dense and decadent. My goal is to try every flavor of cheesecake on their ginormous menu. The latest addition to their cheesecake family is the salted caramel cheesecake.… Continue reading caramel cheesecake bars

orange cheesecake minis

My favorite dessert is cheesecake, especially those super decadent ones from the Cheesecake Factory. Last year i baked a beautiful new-york cheesecake with sour cream topping, as well as mini Nutella-swirl & peanut butter cheesecakes. Since it’s summertime and super hot here in Texas, I decided to make no-bake cheesecake: http://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/2014/06/easy-creamy-peach-cheesecake-no-bake.html Ingredients 4 graham crackers,… Continue reading orange cheesecake minis

My baking experiment #25 – mini peanut butter cheesecakes

The Nutella swirl mini cheesecakes were such a hit, i decided to bake another round of mini cheesecakes. This time, the star will be peanut butter since i’ve not done a dessert featuring this yummy goodness:Β http://omgchocolatedesserts.com/mini-chocolate-peanut-butter-cheesecakes/ Ingredients 6 Oreo cookies 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened 2 tbsp sugar 1 egg 6 tbsp peanut… Continue reading My baking experiment #25 – mini peanut butter cheesecakes

My baking experiment #24 – Nutella swirl mini cheesecakes

I love Nutella. I love cheesecake. But i don’t feel like baking an entire cheesecake coz there’s too much dessert at home. So I’m gonna bake a small batch of mini cheesecakes with Nutella: http://belleofthekitchen.com/2014/08/17/mini-nutella-swirl-oreo-cheesecakes/ Ingredients 6 Oreo cookies 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened 1 egg 2 tbsp sugar 3 tbsp Nutella Instructions… Continue reading My baking experiment #24 – Nutella swirl mini cheesecakes

My baking experiment #7 – new york cheesecake

Now it’s time to bake my first cheesecake!!! Super excited πŸ˜€ Recipe adapted from here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/lonestar-state-cheesecake-recipe.html Ingredients 2 cups cinnamon graham cracker crumbs 6 to 8 tablespoons butter, melted 4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 eggs, beaten 2 cups sour cream Directions… Continue reading My baking experiment #7 – new york cheesecake