Baked ricotta cheesecake.

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I’ve made this cake five times in the last three weeks. I did a lot of research before settling on this recipe, which sort of picks and chooses ingredients and amounts from countless others. A few months ago I made a very thin baked cheesecake without ricotta, and with Arnott’s shortbread creams for the base. It turned out really tasty but I had my heart set on trying out a ricotta cheesecake. I wanted to top the cake with raspberries but the frozen ones I had were… ugly. I decided to smoothie those, and get some other picture pretty berries out for this one.

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White chocolate lime cheesecake.

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I was really hesitant to make this because I thought wouldn’t like the taste of these flavours together. I remembered after seeing the recipe for it here┬áthat I’d previously enjoyed lemon white chocolate chip cookies and so I resolved to give this recipe a go once I’d gathered all the ingredients.

I liked the taste of this (so much that when my youngest brother, Alvi, refused his portion I was pleased because it meant that I could eat it). However, this was a lot richer than I’d anticipated. The chocolatey Oreo base was super sweet and the filling with it’s sugar and Milkybar incorporated into it… Mmm…

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Applesauce spiced cake.

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I used to love these packages of eight tiny cupcakey muffins when I was in primary school. I would always purchase the double chocolate chip and apple spice flavoured packs. They were so delicious. I’d snack on them after school and I ate them constantly when my dad used to travel to Geelong for work. I spent many afternoons anticipating the third Harry Potter film and re-reading PoA while eating those tiny muffins.

I had planned to bake some applesauce flavoured biscuits and was inspired to try a cake recipe, since the jar of unsweetened applesauce I bought was so large. I could tell from the recipe planning process that my cake would not taste sufficiently similar to the mini muffins of my youth and I was correct. That don’t even matter though, because this cake tasted so sweet and tangy. The tanginess came from the cinnamon infused cream cheese frosting. Mmm! Continue reading “Applesauce spiced cake.”