Fluffy American Pancakes with vanilla cheesecake

American Style Pancakes ft. Cheesecake

These fluffy American Pancakes sandwiched together with a sweet Vanilla Cheesecake, served with fresh Raspberries, Strawberries and Bananas are the ultimate thick pancake recipe with a deliciously cheesy twist that’s perfect for Pancake Day!

Light and fluffy Stacked American Pancakes served with fresh fruit & Vanilla Cheesecake

Ahh pancake day, the one day of the year it’s acceptable to have a stack of sugar for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I hold the family record of eating eight in one sitting (yes I was a chubby kid!) Pancakes have been a Saturday breakfast treat since I was a child, the only way my gran would coerce me out of bed at the crack of dawn was with the sweet promise of crepes.

For the past month or so, my boyfriend has been using the same trick, “Come walk the dogs with me and I’ll cook you pancakes.” Works like a charm every time (well maybe not every time ūüėČ)

As we’ve been living off crepes most weekends recently I had this cheesecake crepe recipe all figured out! That was until my boyfriend took me for brunch at The Book Club in London which is renowned for its American Pancakes. I’ve never been a big fan of thick Pancakes but when you’re eating at a cafe known for its pillowy pancake you’ve got to indulge them.

The Book Club Pancakes

The Book Club Pancakes

AND BOY WAS I PLEASED I DID! Now all I want is big, thick, fluffy pancakes dripping in naughty toppings and fresh fruit rather than your plain Jane sugar and lemon crepes! So this weekend I’ve lived off American Pancakes and added a very naughty cheesy twist that I couldn’t wait to share with you!

To make these ultra naughty pancakes you will need, two mixing bowls, a whisk, a ladle and a flipper (spatula).

Ingredients 

For American Pancakes:

  • 300 ml of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 grams of self-raising flour, sieved
  • 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla

For topping:

  • chopped banana
  • chopped strawberries
  • handful of raspberries
  • 200 grams of soft cheese, chilled
  • 5 tbsp of icing sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 4 fl oz of double cream, chilled

Method

Step 1: Add all the pancake ingredients into a large mixing bowl, and whisk until smooth. Pour a teaspoon of oil into a frying pan and place over a medium heat. When the pan is hot pour half a ladle of the pancake batter into the frying pan. Cook until bubbles start to form, then flip the pancake. Cook until golden brown on both sides!  Repeat until all the mix has gone. Leave to cool whilst you make the cheesecake topping.

Step 2: In a clean mixing bowl whisk together the soft cheese, icing sugar and vanilla. Next pour in the chilled double cream and whip until thick enough to hold its shape.

Step 3: Top each pancake with a good helping of the vanilla cheesecake mix and fresh fruit then enjoy!

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Prosecco Cheesecake

A beautifully simple No-Bake Vanilla Cheesecake riddled with Prosecco soaked Strawberries & Raspberries, topped with Vanilla Whipped Cream & edible pearls. Whether you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day with your Girl Band or Valentine’s with your one true love, make sure you share a slice of Prosecco Cheesecake! 

Strawberry & Raspberry Prosecco Cheesecake

You can thank my boyfriend for this genius creation. I was struggling to think of the perfect cheesecake for my mum’s 50th birthday, when he suggested I made her favourite tipple into a creamy no-bake!

Last summer we were both obsessed with gummy bears soaked in Prosecco (absolutely boozalicious, I highly recommend you make some), which gave me the idea to soak the berries. For the “fizz” I added a genourous helping of popping candy to the buttery biscuit base (did I just make you think of Gregg Wallace?) which you can find in the baking section in Tesco or on amazon!

Show your nearest and dearest how much you love them this Valentine’s, by creating this simple but beautiful Prosecco Cheesecake. You will need, an 8 inch tin, two piping bags, a mixer / whisk, a Wilton 1m star nozzle and a spatula.

Ingredients

For base:

  • 200 grams of digestive biscuits
  • 75 grams of unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp of popping candy

For filling:

  • 400 grams of soft/cream cheese, chilled
  • 175 grams of caster sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 175 grams of cr√®me fraiche, chilled
  • 450 ml of double cream, chilled

For boozy fruit:

  • 200 grams of strawberries
  • 200 grams of raspberries
  • Bottle of prosecco

For decoration:

  • 200 ml of double cream, chilled
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tbsp of icing sugar
  • Pink pearl sprinkles
  • Pearl sprinkles
  • Pink sprinkles

Method

Step 1: 24 hours before you want to make the cheesecake, pour the Prosecco over the strawberries and raspberries in a large mixing bowl. Make sure the fruit is completely covered in the Prosecco. There will probs be a glass or two left over for you to drink. Pop cling film over the top of the bowl and place in the fridge for 24 hours.

Prosecco soaked raspberries & strawberries

Step 2: Place the digestives in a food processor and blitz until they resemble a fine crumb. Next pour in the melted butter, and give it another good wizz until thoroughly  combined. Tip in the popping candy & stir together using a spatula. Pour the buttery popping biscuit mix into a well lined loose bottom tin, using the back of a soup spoon to pack the biscuits down.

Step 3: Drain the fruit that has been soaked in Prosecco for 24 hours and place on kitchen roll. Pat the strawberries dry, using a dry piece of kitchen roll. If your strawberries are big cut them into thick slices, if they are small cut them in half. Place the inside of the strawberry against the tin. Put the tin in the fridge whilst you make the cheesecake filling.

Step 4: In a mixer, whisk together the soft cheese, caster sugar and vanilla on a medium speed. Then pour in the chilled creme fraiche and double cream, whisk on a medium-high speed until the mixture is thick enough to hold its shape.

Step 5: Scoop some of the cheesecake mix into a piping bag and pipe around all of strawberries. Then pour the drained raspberries into the rest of the cheesecake mix and fold together. Tip the filling into the tin, and level the top of the cheesecake using a spatula. Pop back in the fridge for 5 hours or overnight.

Step 6: Once the cheesecake has set, pour the double cream, vanilla and icing sugar into a mixer, on a medium speed whip the cream until it forms stiff peaks. Spoon the whipped cream into a piping bag with a Wilton 1m nozzle (or any star nozzle you own!). Pipe the cream in upward swirls around the cheesecake. Sprinkle your pink and pearl edible beads all over your piped cream (and probably the floor).

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Vanilla and raspberry ripple cheesecake with a Jammie dodger biscuit base

Jammie Dodgers Cheesecake

A creamy No-Bake Vanilla and Raspberry Jam Ripple Cheesecake with a Jammie Dodger Base topped with Whipped Cream, Fresh Raspberries and even more Jammie Dodgers. A deliciously fun Jammie Dodgers Cheesecake that will bring back those childhood memories. 

Raspberry ripple cheesecake with a Jammie dodger base

Over the weekend we had family staying, so I wanted to create a scrumptious summer cheesecake that would tickle everyone’s tastebuds. A creamy vanilla cheesecake was definitely on the cards but I wanted to team it up with something more exciting.

What’s more thrilling¬†than the nation’s favourite biscuit?!

When I sink my teeth into a Jammie Dodger, the taste of the sticky raspberry jam and shortcake biscuit transports me back in time to my youth! I’ve not eaten a Jammie Dodger in years and I can safely say I have never purchased a packet (until now)! I presume I will buy them all the time when I have little tots running around, but why as an adult do I not indulge in these yummy biscuits on the reg’ (probably because there is only 8 in a packetūüėĪ).

To make this Jammie Dodger Cheesecake for¬†your children (yourself ūüėČ). Joking aside this cheesecake is perfect for everyone and will definitely bring a smile to your eater’s faces. You will need, a lined 6 inch loose bottom tin, food processor, piping bag and Wilton 1m nozzle.

Ingredients

For base: *double biscuit base recipe if using an 8inch loose bottom tin

  • 10 Jammie Dodgers (roughly 150 grams)
  • 75 grams of unsalted butter, melted

For filling:

  • 450 grams of soft / cream cheese
  • 150 grams of icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 150 grams of creme¬†fraiche, chilled
  • 300 ml of double cream, chilled
  • Raspberry seedless jam
  • 50 grams of raspberries, chopped

For decoration:

  • 200 ml of double cream
  • 2 tbsp of icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • mini Jammie Dodgers
  • handful of raspberries

Method

Step 1: Stick the Jammie Dodgers in a food processor and blitz into a fine crumb. Pour in the melted butter and blast again until well combined. Tip the biscuit mix into a lined loose bottom tin, pack the biscuits down using the back of a soup spoon. Place the tin in the fridge whilst you make the cheesecake filling.

Step 2: Remove the bowl from your mixer, scoop in the soft cheese, icing sugar and vanilla. Mix together using a spatula to prevent a cloud of icing sugar engulfing you. Pour in the chilled creme fraiche and double cream, place the bowl back on the mixer, using the whisk attachment whip until thick enough to hold itself.

Step 3: Pour a third of the cheesecake mix over the Jammie dodger base, blob some raspberry jam around and swirl it using a tooth pick, then scatter half the raspberries, repeat this for the second third. Then pour the final third on top and smooth using a spatula. Place in the fridge over night.

Raspberry jam ripple cheesecake with a Jammie dodgers base

Step 4: Once the cheesecake has set whip the cream for the decoration. Place the double cream, vanilla and icing sugar into your mixer, using the whisk attachment whip until thick. Remove the cheesecake from the tin and place on a plate. Plop the whipped cream into a piping bag with the Wilton 1m nozzle, pipe mr whippy style cream round the edge of your cheesecake, scatter a mix of mini Jammie dodgers and raspberries in the centre! 

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Jammie Dodgers Cheesecake! No- bake Vanilla &I Raspberry Jam Ripple Cheesecake

 

Coconut and white chocolate cheesecake

Coconut & White Chocolate Cheesecake

A silky No-Bake White Chocolate and Coconut Cheesecake topped with a sweet vanilla whipped cream, white chocolate curls and gold glitter ‚ú® A light and creamy pudding perfect for a summer tea party!

White chocolate and coconut cheesecake with vanilla cream

Earlier this month I was contacted by SPANA, a charity that provides free vet care for working animals around the world, to create a delicious cheesecake recipe for their annual summer campaign called World Tea Party.

SPANA for the working animals of the world

Many communities in less developed parts of the world, heavily rely on horses, mules, donkeys, camels and oxen for their workforce.¬†When these animals become injured or fall ill, SPANA is there to look after them when their owners can’t afford to.

Not only do they provide free veterinary care but SPANA works hard to support the development of skilled veterinary services, whilst also helping working animal owners and local suppliers to play their part in improving welfare standards.

SPANA also offers educational programmes for children in farming communities to teach them the importance of being kind to animals, as well as, how to properly care for them.

#WorldTeaParty

SPANA contacted me to inspire their supporters to get baking! Their World Tea Party is taking place on the 9th July, if you would like to host your own cheesecake inspired tea party or theme of your choice then download your own world tea party pack. Raisng money for these hard working animals is not limited to the 9th July, whenever you decide to host your own tea party remeber to take photos and post them on social media with the hashtag #worldteaparty and tag SPANA.

I thought I would make a delicious no-bake white chocolate and coconut cheesecake recipe that requires little to no skill but will help to raise funds for such a fantastic cause. You will need to chill one can of full fat coconut milk in the fridge over night before you start making this cheesecake, you will also need one lined 6 inch loose bottom tin, a piping bag and large star nozzle.

Ingredients

For base:

  • 200 grams of digestive biscuits
  • 90 grams of unsalted butter, melted

For filling:

  • 400 grams of soft cheese, room temperature
  • 200 grams of white chocolate, melted
  • 50 grams of icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 can (400ml) of full fat coconut milk, chilled in fridge overnight

For decoration:

  • 150 ml of double cream, chilled
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 50 gram bar of white chocolate, optional
  • gold glitter, optional
  • gold crunch sprinkles, optional

Method 

Step 1: Place the digestives into a large mixing bowl, using the end of a rolling pin bash the biscuits into a fine crumb. Mix in the melted butter, when completely combined tip the buttery biscuit mix into your lined tin. Use the back of a soup spoon to press the biscuits down.

Step 2: Place the icing sugar, soft/cream cheese and vanilla into your mixer, mix on a medium low speed until thoroughly combined. Next, remove the bowl from your mixer and add the melted white chocolate, mix in quickly using a spatula. Remove the coconut milk from the fridge, DO NOT SHAKE, scoop out the coconut cream, that has seperated to the top of the can, into the mixing bowl. *Do not use the coconut water that has seperated to the bottom of the can.* Place the bowl back on the mixer and whisk until thick. 

Step 3: Remove the tin from the fridge and pour the coconut and white chocolate cheesecake mixture in. Level out using a spatula, then place it back in the fridge over night.

Coconut and chocolate cheesecake

Step 4: Once the cheesecake has set remove it from the tin and place on a plate and return it to the fridge. To make the whipped cream topping, place the chilled double cream, icing sugar and vanilla into your mixer. Using the whisk attachment whip until thick enough to pipe. Scoop it into a piping bag with a large star nozzle. Pipe large stars around the top off the cheesecake. Grate some white chocolate for the centre, dust with gold glitter and sprinkle with some gold crunch. 

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Mojito and white chocolate cheesecakes

Mojito Cheesecakes

Individual White Chocolate and Lime Cheesecakes topped with a Rum and Mint Whipped Cream, creating 20 delicious Mini Mojito Cheesecakes perfect for a summer garden party!! 

Mini white chocolate and lime cheesecakes topped with rum and mint whipped cream

Every year my mum and step dad celebrate their wedding anniversary by hosting a drunken affair in the garden with their nearest and dearest friends. This year was no exception and it was an even more boozy occasion than ever, alcohol made its way into the gummy bears, crisps and, most importantly, the cheesecakes.

Last year I made two large cheesecakes,¬†an¬†Eton Mess Cheesecake¬†and a Strawberry¬†Cheesecake. As delicious as they were, cutting and dishing them up was a pain in the bottom, and after a few tipples the last thing you want to be doing is cutting 30 identical slices so there isn’t a riot for the largest piece. My life has been made a lot easier with my 20 Hole Loose Based Mini Bites Desserts Baking Tin. It¬†makes perfect bitesized treats that are ideal for catering a party¬†and guarantees everyone will get a taste. Similarly you can use a muffin tin and cupcake cases, but the amount the mix makes might vary.

If you are looking for a boozy yet delicious party pudding, you will need a 20 hole loose based tin (mentioned above), two piping bags, a Wilton 1m nozzle.

Ingredients

For base:

  • 12 ginger nut biscuits
  • 4 digestives / graham crackers
  • 50 grams of unsalted butter, melted

For filling:

  • 300 grams of soft / cream cheese, room temperature
  • juice of one small lime
  • 75 grams of icing sugar
  • 100 grams of white chocolate, melted
  • 150 ml of double cream, chilled
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

For whipped cream:

  • 150 ml of double cream, chilled
  • 3 tbsp of rum
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp of icing sugar

For decoration:

  • 20 raspberries
  • 20 mint leaves

Method

Step 1: Place the digestives and ginger nut biscuits into a large mixing bowl, using the end of a rolling pin bash the biscuits into a fine crumb. Mix in the melted butter until thoroughly combined. Use a teaspoon to evenly distribute the buttery biscuits among the 20 moulds, using a press or a tea spoon pack the biscuits down. Place the tin in the fridge whilst you make the lime filling.

Step 2: Juice one lime into a bowl, using a lime lemon press. Tip the juice into a large mixing bowl with the soft cheese and icing sugar, using a spatula mix together.

Step 3:¬†Into the same bowl add the melted white chocolate and mix together quickly. Next pour in the double cream and vanilla and stir together until thick. If it isn’t thickening, use an electric whisk on a medium speed until it thickens.

Step 4: Pour the white chocolate and lime mix into a piping bag and pipe into the 20 moulds. Level with a teaspoon, then pop the tin back in the fridge for two hours or until set.

Step 5: Once the cheesecakes have set, pour the rum and mint into a food processor and blitz until the mint is very fine. Pour the boozy mint into your mixer with the cream and icing sugar, using the whisk attachment whip until thick enough to pipe. Scoop the Mojito cream into a piping bag with the Wilton 1m piping nozzle. Remove the cheesecakes from the tin and pipe the cream on top in a mr whippy style. Then place a raspberry and mint leaf onto each Mojito cheesecake.

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Mojito cheesecake. Mini white chocolate and lime cheesecakes with a rum and mint cream

White chocolate and Biscoff

Biscoff & White Chocolate Cheesecake

A silky No-Bake Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake with a hidden creamy white chocolate cheesecake centre, decorated with a melted cookie butter drip, topped with whipped cream and lotus cookies.

Biscoff cookie butter cheesecake with a white chocolate centre

Last week, I posted my Mini Biscoff Cheesecake recipe and was overwhelmed with how much love it received. One of my close friends, whom I drown in cheesecakes weekly, put in a request straight away for a birthday Biscoff cheesecake for her brother. He swoons over my white chocolate cheesecakes, which gave me the idea of making a White Chocolate AND Biscoff Cheesecake, the result was too good not to share with you.

Biscoff cookie butters do white chocolate cheesecake

If any of you are avid creme de la creme bake off watchers you will notice I was inspired by their art of hidden layers within delights. Instead of mixing the White chocolate into the mix I made a white chocolate layer inside the Biscoff Cheesecake, it definitely gave that surprise wow effect.

This recipe can be enjoyed with or without the white chocolate layer. To make the ‘hidden’ white chocolate layer you will need two tins, one 8 inch and one 6 inch. If you don’t have two tins, make the white chocolate cheesecake last and spread it over the top of the Biscoff cheesecake, to make a two layer cheesecake, it won’t be hidden but it’ll still taste delicious. You will also need three piping bags and a large closed star nozzle, I used a kitchen craft 8CS.

Ingredients 

For base:

  • 90 grams of lotus Biscoff cookies
  • 150 grams of digestives / graham crackers
  • 90 grams of unsalted butter, melted

For white chocolate filling:

  • 100 grams of soft/ cream cheese, room temperature
  • 25 grams of icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of vanilla
  • 75 grams of white chocolate
  • 100 ml of double cream, chilled
  • 2 lotus Biscoff cookies, broken

For Biscoff filling:

  • 450 grams soft / cream cheese, room temperature
  • 100 grams icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 7 tbsp smooth Biscoff spread
  • 350 ml double cream

For decoration:

  • 200ml whipped cream
  • 1 tbsp of icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 tbsp of smooth Biscoff spread, melted
  • 6 Biscoff cookies
  • gold sprinkles – tesco

Method

Step 1: Place the digestives and Biscoff cookies in a large mixing bowl, using the end of a rolling pin crush into a fine crumb. Add the melted butter and mix until thoroughly combined. Tip the buttery biscuit mix into a lined 8 inch tin, press the biscuits down using the back of a teaspoon. Place in the fridge whilst you make the cheese filling.

Step 2:¬†Next you need to make the white chocolate centre. In a large mixing bowl add the soft cheese, icing sugar and vanilla, using a spatula beat until all combined. Using a spatula again, pour in the white chocolate and mix in quickly. Next add the chilled double cream, stir in until thick. If the mix isn’t thick enough use an electric whisk until it thickens. Place the 6 inch loose bottom tin into the centre of your large tin without its base, and ¬†tape it into place. Then scoop the white chocolate cheesecake into the smaller tin. Break up two Biscoff cookies and place into the layer. Pop it into the fridge for two hours or until set.

Step 3:¬†Once the white chocolate layer has set make the Biscoff cheesecake. Place the soft cheese, icing sugar and vanilla into your electiric mixer, mix on a low speed until combined. Next add the Biscoff, mix on a medium high speed until thoroughly combined. Remove your bowl from the mixer and pour in the double cream, using a spatula mix until thick. If it doesn’t seem thick enough place the bowl back on the mixer, using the whisk attachment, whip on a medium speed until thick.

Step 4: Run a knife around the edge of the white chocolate cheesecake, un-tape the tin and remove. Scoop the mix into a piping bag and pipe around the edge of the tin and white chocolate centre. Scoop the rest of the mix into the tin and level out using a spatula. Pop back into the fridge for four hours or over night.

Step 5: Once the cheesecake has set remove it from the tin. For the decoration melt the left over Biscoff cookie butter and pour it into a piping bag. Snip off the end of the piping bag and squeeze the melted cookie butter around the edge of the cheesecake to create a drip effect. Make the whipped cream by pouring the double cream, vanilla and icing sugar into your mixer and whip until it makes soft peaks. Scoop it into a piping bag with a large star nozzle, pipe large stars around the edge of the cheesecake, then pipe smaller stars on the second row. Go to town with the gold sprinkles. When ready to serve pop six lotus cookies around the top.

Enjoy

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Mini biscoff cookie butter cheesecakes topped with whipped cream

Biscoff Cookie Butter Cheesecakes

Creamy Bitesize No-Bake Lotus Biscoff Biscuit Cheesecakes topped with vanilla whipped cream, drizzled in biscoff cookie butter and finished with a Biscoff crumb. The Ultimate Lotus Biscoff Cookie Butter fix you will ever need!

Mini lotus Biscoff Cookie butter spread cheesecakes

Last week was a busy and exciting week for me, I finally got to meet Erica from Biscuits and Pieces, my boyfriend made a surprise visit, I watched Eurovision with my homies and my best friend returned from her world travels!!!!

In amongst all this fun, I finally made a cheesecake for my work colleagues. Many¬†of you don’t know, unless you’ve seen me moaning on Twitter, I’ve been rather poorly for the last year. But now I’m finally on the mend and getting on with my life ūüéČ. One big step I’ve recently taken, has been returning back to work, although I’m not back full time yet! I started making cheesecakes as a hobby about 10 months ago and started my blog as a channel of giving me purpose and a distraction from my illness. That meant my work buddies had only ever seen my creations but hadn’t actually¬†tasted them.

I thought I’d make mini bitesize cheesecakes, perfect for transporting to the office and less faff than cutting and dishing out a large cheesecake. And who doesn’t love Biscoff?! Thankfully they went down a treat, and as I only work in a small office, there were six left over. However, by the time I’d got home, the left over Biscoff cheesecakes had all been gobbled up by my sneaky step dad! So, 12 mini cheesecakes lasted a grand total of 8 hours. If that doesn’t scream MAKE ME I don’t know what does.

I have to pre-warn you so you don’t make the same mistake as I did,¬†you might want to buy two jars of Biscoff cookie spread. One for you and one for the cheesecakes, trust me on this one. I learned this after two trips to Tesco because I ate the first Biscoff jar with a spoon. ūüĎÄ

These were so delicious I made them twice last week! If you want to have a go at making these 12 miniature Biscoff cheesecakes you will need, a¬†loose-based mini bites dessert tin, 3 piping bags and a 2D Wilton nozzle. If you don’t own this marvellous Lakeland tin, you could use a normal muffin tin and small cupcake cases but the amount the mixture makes might vary.

Ingredients 

For base:

  • 14 lotus Biscoff cookies
  • 3 tbsp of unsalted butter

For filling:

  • 150 grams of soft/cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp of icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp of smooth Biscoff¬†cookie butter spread
  • 125 ml double cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For decoration:

  • 125 ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp of smooth Biscoff cookie butter spread, melted
  • 6 Lotus Biscoff¬†cookies, halved
  • 1 Lotus Biscoff cookie, crushed

Step 1: If you are using a similar tin to mine, roughly cut 12 little squares of baking paper and pop in to the bottom of each mould. Next place the lotus Biscoff biscuits into a large mixing bowl, using the end of a rolling pin or tool of your choice, crush the cookies into a fine crumb. Add the melted butter, and mix until thoroughly combined. Use a teaspoon to distribute the crumbed biscuit between 12 of the holes. Using a press or teaspoon, pack the biscuits down.

Step 2: In a clean large mixing bowl, mix the soft cheese, icing sugar and Biscoff cookie butter together, using a spatula. Into the same bowl, using a spatula again, mix in the double cream. If it is too loose, whisk it using an electric whisk until thick. Finally, fold in the vanilla.

Step 3: I find it easier and less messy to pipe the cheesecake into the holes. So scoop the mix into a disposable piping bag, snip off the end and pipe into the 12 holes with Biscoff cookie bases. Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours or until set.

Step 4: Once the cheesecakes are set remove them from the individual moulds. Pour the double cream, icing sugar and vanilla into your mixer, using the whisk attachment whip the cream until thick enough to pipe. Scoop a quarter of the double cream into the piping bag with a 2D nozzle, at a time and pipe like a mr whippy. *If you put it all in the bag at once it becomes over whipped.

Step 5:¬†Pour the melted Biscoff cookie butter into a piping bag, snip the tip of the piping bag off, and drizzle over each of the mini Biscoff cheesecakes. Cut six of the biscuit in half, place a half onto each cheesecake. Crush one lotus cookie into a fine crumb and sprinkle on top of each cheesecake. Keep them in the fridge until you want to eat them. *the Biscoff cookies go soft in the fridge so don’t put them on until you want to serve them.

I hope you enjoy these mini cheesecakes as much as my step dad did!

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Individual sized Biscoff cookie butter Cheesecakes. These adorable mini Biscoff cheesecakes are topped with cream and melted cookie butter

Chocolate mini cheesecake with caramel centre

Millionaire Cheesecake

Six rich Mini Millionaire Cheesecakes with a Caramel centre. Individual No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecakes with a delicious Caramel surprise, drizzled in double chocolate, more caramel, a sprinkle of crunchy caramel pieces and gold glitter. ✨

Recipe for six No-Bake Mini Millionaire Cheesecakes with a Caramel centre

I’ve been planning on making a Millionaire Cheesecake for ages, but this week I made the executive decision to make individual ‘treat size’ ones. Recently, I’ve made a lot of large cheesecakes and, although I live in a household of three, they’ve only been taking 2-3 days to be devoured (due to our identical lack of willpower). However, we sometimes have help from visitors! This week I decided to be less naughty and only made SIX mini cheesecakes.

I’ve noticed some of you who have made my cheesecake recipes live in small households too, with only¬†two or three people. You’ve either waited for an occasion to make one or halved my original recipe. These mini chocolate and caramel cheesecakes are perfect for a small family or a treat for two that won’t burst the belt buckles. If you want to make more than six bitesize Millionaire Cheesecakes (which I highly recommend) just double the mixture!

These indulgent Miniature Millionaire Cheesecakes are as aesthetically pleasing on the inside¬†as they are on the¬†outside¬†and require little, if any, skill to recreate! For the oozy caramel centre I used Carnations. Obviously, you can use any pre-made caramel sauce you want, or if you’re feeling brave you could make your own. However, using a pre-made caramel makes these no-bake mini cheesecakes super quick and easy to create. What really gives them that luxurious edge is the drizzle of white and dark¬†chocolate with some more caramel sauce, a¬†dusting¬†of gold glitter and some sprinkles.

Don’t be fooled by their miniature size, these cheesecakes won’t disappoint! To make these “treat sized” Millionaire Cheesecakes you will need five piping bags, and a loose-based mini bites dessert tin. If you don’t own one of these tins, you can use a cupcake tin and paper cases instead, but the amount the mixture makes might vary!

Ingredients 

For base:

  • 75 grams of shortbread
  • 25 grams of unsalted butter, melted

For filling:

  • 25 grams of milk chocolate, melted
  • 25 grams of dark chocolate, melted
  • 75 grams of soft/cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tsp of icing sugar
  • 50 ml of double cream, chilled
  • 1 tbsp of caramel sauce

For decoration:

Method

Step 1: Place the shortbread in a large mixing bowl, using the end of a rolling pin to crush them into a fine crumb. Then add the melted butter to the crushed shortbread, mix until thoroughly combined. Evenly distribute the buttery crushed shortbread between six of the mini moulds. Use a teaspoon to pack the biscuits down, once complete put the tin in the fridge whilst you make the cheesecake filling.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, mix the soft cheese and icing sugar together, using a spatula. Then add the sweet soft cheese mix into the melted chocolate, stir together quickly using a spatula. Pour the double cream into the same bowl as the chocolate cheese mixture, and stir together until thoroughly combined. There is no need to use a whisk as the chocolate will set it! 

Step 3: Scoop the chocolate cheesecake into a piping bag, then pipe it around edge of each individual mould, leave a hole in the middle for the caramel. Pour the caramel into a piping bag, then pipe it into the hole you left in the cheesecakes. Pipe the remainder of the chocolate cheesecake on the top, and even it out with a spatula. Pop in the fridge for 2 hours or until set.

Step 4: Push the cheesecakes out of the tin, and remember to remove the little metal disks if you are using the same tin as me. Place some sprinkles into the middle of the cheesecakes. Pour you melted caramel into a piping bag, snip a tiny bit of the end off and drizzle over the top, repeat this with the white and dark chocolate. Then place some more sprinkles on top and dust with gold edible glitter. Keep them in the fridge until you want to eat them! 

Mini millionaire cheesecakes with gold edible glitter

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White chocolate and berry cheesecake

Mixed Berry Cheesecake

A silky smooth white chocolate chocolate cheesecake topped with blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, drizzled in white chocolate.

White chocolate and berry cheesecake

I was up in Liverpool for a couple of days this week and I met up with some of my uni pals. One of the atendees was my bestie, Chloe, who didn’t like cheesecake until I made her a White Chocolate and Mixed Berry one last summer. So I couldn’t not make her and my uni chums one, could I?

Yes, that’s right, I travelled all the way to Liverpool with my trusty hand mixer, new copper measuring spoons and worse for wear loose-bottom tin. The last time I saw my uni gang was well over a year ago, which was before I found my cheesecake powers. It would have been unfair of me not to make one for them since I tease them every week with a new one featuring on my Instagram feed. I had to stick with my trusty White Chocolate and Mixed Berrry Cheesecake that has been known to convert non-cheesecake lovers. This recipe hasn’t failed me yet and it definitely didn’t let me down this time either.

This cheesecake was proclaimed the best one I have made so far by my boyfriend. Not that I did anything different, but the berries I got from Aldi were utterly delicious and paired well with the creamy white chocolate filling. To make this fail safe White Chocolate and Mixed Berry Cheesecake you will need an 8 inch loose-bottom tin and a piping bag.

Ingredients 

For filling:

  • 200 grams of digestive biscuits
  • 75 grams of unsalted butter, melted

For filling:

  • 300 grams of white chocolate, melted
  • 400 grams of soft/cream cheese, room temperature
  • 50 grams of icing sugar
  • 300 ml of double cream, chilled
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 75 grams of raspberries

For decoration:

  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • 20 grams of white chocolate, melted

Method

Step 1: Place the digestives into a large mixing bowl, crush them into a fine crumb. Normally I use a rolling pin but my boyfriends ill equipped student kitchen only had a masher, which as you can see it worked very well. Next pour in the melted butter, and mix until all the crushed biscuits are soaked in butter. Tip the buttery biscuit mix into a lined tin, using the back of a tea spoon, pack the biscuits down. Once this is done set the tin in the fridge whilst you make the chocolatey mixed berry cheesecake filling.

Step 2: Pour the chilled double cream, icing sugar and vanilla into a large mixing bowl, using an electric whisk, whip together until the mixture thickens. In the same bowl, fold in the soft cheese, using a spatula.

Step 3: Stir the melted white chocolate into the vanilla cheesecake mixture quickly, using a spatula. Then add in some raspberries and fold together. Remove the tin from fridge, pour the cheesecake over the biscuit base. Use a spatula to smooth it out evenly. Pop the tin back in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.

Step 4: Once the cheesecake has set, remove it from the tin and place it on a plate. Scatter a load of berries over the top of your cheesecake. Tip the melted white chocolate into a piping bag, snip the tip of the piping bag off and drizzle over the berries. Keep it in the fridge until you want to serve it.

Mixed berries drizzled with white chocolate

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Banana and strawberry layered cheesecake smoothie

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie Cheesecake

A light and creamy cheesecake packed with strawberries and bananas, finished with a good helping of whipped cream and colourful sprinkles to make the naughtiest of all smoothies. If it tastes healthy, it means it is healthy! Right? 

Individual Strawberry and Banana Smoothie Cheesecakes

I have been a busy little bee this week! Including last weeks Creme Egg Cheesecake, I have made a grand total of six, I repeat, SIX cheesecakes over the Easter holiday. Don’t worry they’ve not been just for me. I’ve made them for family parties, family friends’ parties and one for my best friend’s family. But, that doesn’t mean we (my mum, my step-dad and I) haven’t all indulged in a cheeky slice of each one. ūüôą

For my sixth cheesecake I decided we needed a detox from all the chocolate filled cheesecakes we’ve been consuming. If I see one more bit of sugar coated chocolate (Mini Eggs) I may explode. Plus I needed to use up all the leftover cheesecake ingredients in the fridge before they went out of date. So I decided to make individual fruit smoothie style cheesecakes, they are refreshing and light but I can assure you they aren’t as healthy as they appear.¬†

To make these strawberry and banana smoothie cheesecakes you will need, four glass tumblers, a food processor, 2 piping bags, Wilton 2D piping nozzle, 1 gold and white striped straw (I got a multi pack from Tiger) and four peacock cocktail sticks (from Primark). 

Ingredients

For filling:

  • 8 digestive biscuits
  • 200 grams of strawberries
  • 100 grams of banana¬†
  • 180 grams light soft cheese
  • 100 grams of icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp skimmed milk, chilled
  • 200 ml double cream, chilled
  • couple of drops of red food colouring

For decoration: 

  • 200 ml double cream¬†
  • 1 dessert spoon of icing sugar
  • sprinkles of your choice
  • 1 gold stripe straw, cut into¬†
  • 4 peacock cocktail sticks (Primark)¬†
  • strawberries for decoration¬†

Method 

Step 1: Roughly chop the banana and strawberries, place in the food processor along with the soft cheese. Pulsate the food processor until thoroughly combined, it should all be pink in colour when done.

Banana, strawberry and low fat cheese

Step 2: Pour the cheese smoothie mix into your mixer. Then add the sugar and vanilla, mix on a medium-low speed. 

Step 3: Next tip in the double cream and milk, add a couple of drops of red food colouring, make sure you are using the whisk attachment on your mixer, whip until thick.

Fruity smoothie mix

Step 4: Crush one digestive into each glass. Pour half of your cheesecake smoothie mixture in to a piping bag, then evenly distribute it between the four glasses. Piping it makes it a lot less messy. Again, crush one biscuit into each of the four glasses. Tip the other half of your cheesecake mixture into the same piping bag, and evenly distribute between the glasses. 

Step 5: Pour the double cream and icing sugar into your clean mixer, mix on a medium speed until thick. Scoop it into a piping bag with the 2D nozzle, and pipe the whipped cream on top of each smoothie. Decorate with sliced strawberries and sprinkles.

Step 6: Cut one gold and white striped straw into four evenly sized mini straws. Place into each cheesecake smoothie, along with peacock cocktail sticks. 

I hope you enjoy these not so healthy fruity layered smoothie cheesecakes.

B x

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Strawberry & Banana Smoothie Individual Cheesecakes topped with Whipped Cream and Sprinkles.