Black and White Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Birthdays, a time of year that I love… especially when it’s not mine. I think I may actually be the only person on Earth to prefer other people’s birthdays to my own, but that’s just how it is. There is one specific problem when it comes to my birthdays: I’m the baker, thus I make … Continue reading

The 2-4-1: Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Need I say more? Even the name of these scrumptious little delights get my mouth watering, metaphorically … and a little literally! I’ve made these cupcakes before and was more than happy to make them again; my excuse this time being that it had been a while since I’d taken anything to the office and … Continue reading

A Not-So-Pretty-But-Very-Tasty Chocolate Cheesecake

I’m not the biggest fan of chocolate-based desserts, as I find them too rich and quite sickening.  That’s not to say I don’t eat chocolate, or wouldn’t try something new and chocolate related – I just tend to prefer the fruity version. However, The Hummingbird Bakery claims that: ‘there must be a chocolate version of … Continue reading

Easy Breezy Lemon Squeezy Cheesecake

This is my first Mary Berry Cheesecake, and in true Diary of a Bake-A-Holic style I looked for the easiest one possible. The name of this recipe therefore made the choice ridiculously easy for me.  I went out specifically to buy some condensed milk and got a tiny bit carried away with all the recipes … Continue reading

Strawberries and Cream … and Cheese … and Biscuits!

It was my dad’s birthday recently and I wanted to bake something special.  Everyone has been getting a bit sick of the constant cupcakes, and I still haven’t managed to find the right pie dishes, so I decided on the Strawberries and Cream cheesecake. I started off by making the base for the cheesecake; I … Continue reading

The Quick and Easy Cheesecake.

 Yes people it is officially here, an easy way to make cheesecake! No cracks, no water baths, just nice and simple. Well this is what I thought at least when I chose to make the ‘Fridge-Set Banana Cheesecake’ this weekend.  We had guests over for dinner and I was running out of layer cakes to … Continue reading

Stand Back Mint, Chocolate Officially Has A Newer, Better Partner!

Yeah it does! So, I’ve been looking at something to bake for a get together I was having this weekend with some school friends, one of which has FINALLY come back to London after travelling the world for Lord knows how long. I finally decided on the Chocolate and Lime Cheesecake for two reasons: 1.) … Continue reading

A Taste of Heaven

It was my brother’s birthday this week and family has a tradition where I decorate the house to surprise them (not so much of a surprise after 23 years!).  However recently, I’ve added baking a cake of their choice to the tradition.  This year my brother ordered a cheesecake, so I decided on the Butterscotch … Continue reading

The Cheesiest Cheesecake Ever Made

I’ve written quite a few blog posts now and I’m sure most of you that read it have by now realised I’m a tiny bit odd and like to make things difficult for myself.  If you’re a new reader, then I’m sure you’ll figure this out really quickly today.  This week, I not only decided … Continue reading