Baking part 2; photo overload!

As promised, here is part two of my baking epidemic which saw me spend three hours in the kitchen (and another half an hour cleaning up…I’m a messy cook). The fruits of my labour are so worth it though even with the aching arms and flour dusted hair.

First up was the Key Lime Cheesecake. I have no idea where we got this recipe but it’s been stored in Mum’s recipe box for years and gets carted out time and time again…

The Tools:
(side note, condensed milk gets EVERYWHERE.) ((There is oddly no cheese in this cheesecake.))
(((apologies for dad’s cigarettes being in the photo)))

See the rolling pin? That’s for bashing…you could use a food processor but it’s more fun this way!

75g (3oz) butter
225g (8oz) ginger biscuits, bashed in to itty bitty pieces
1/2 pint double cream
The juice and rind of four limes
218g sweetened condensed milk

+ cream and lime slices to decorate

Melt the butter and mix in the biscuit crumbs, press in to your tin (we always use a spring form tin as it’s easier to remove the cheesecake). Place in fridge to chill for around 45 mins.


Whisk together all the other ingredients, blending until thick and smooth (I heartily recommend an electric mixer!)

Spread over the chilled base and return to fridge for a few hours to set.



Decorate with slices of lime and serve with cream if you wish.

Ta-da. A super simple but really bloody gorgeous dessert!

Next I made the Malteaser Cupcakes, using this recipe (please note the recipe states it makes 12 cupcakes that bake for 25 minutes. I ended up with 24 that cooked in 12 minutes so be careful when they are in the oven!)

No point in copy/pasting the recipe, it’s easy to click so on with the photos!


My stash of cake cases!


The Russian Doll is my salt shaker


In the end I used the three bags of malteasers in the mix (around 120g) then scavenged another bag for the topping!



My piping bag is older than I am and not the best…so I gave up after half and just dolloped the icing on. When cakes are this good, they don’t need to be pretty!


I made half the quantity of icing that the recipe states and that was enough for the 24 cakes. I also added a tsp of edible glitter whilst mixing it up.

Now the cakes are packed in my stacking cake tins awaiting tonight’s American Supper!

Let me know if you make either of these!

((the cheesecake would also work well with lemon, and experiment with other biscuits for the base!))


34 comments for “Baking part 2; photo overload!

  1. Those malteaser cakes look delicious! Hope you enjoy your supper tonight.

  2. All of this looks SO good! That cheesecake recipe is fab – I’ve always wanted to try one but it usualy involves faffing about with water baths in the oven, which I wouldn’t like. This one sounds great πŸ™‚

  3. Oh gosh it all looks so delicous xoxo

  4. Ooooh I think I may have to make some of those malteaser cupcake!

  5. Mmmm!! Can;t eat either of them but I really wish I could!

  6. Im drooling, they both look amazing! I wish I was a baker! I burn things in the microwave haha!
    The russian dool salt shaker is so cute!

  7. The cheesecake looks yummy. I’ve not made a cheesecake without cheese before so will have to give it a go sometime xx

  8. You are such a good baker, they look gorgeous x

  9. Both look lovely, I love a good lime cheesecake! πŸ™‚

  10. mmm, there are so many lovely recipes floating around at the moment.i need to invest in some new scales!

  11. Look so delicious!

    Have a lovely weekend, my dear!

  12. That looks like key lime pie! Yum. I might have to try that recipe- it looks delicious!

  13. Yummie Yumie yum πŸ™‚ Never ade cheese cake before, may give it a go one day!

  14. Both look so yummy! I shall definitely be attempting to make them very soon πŸ™‚ x

  15. yum!!! looks delicious!


  16. Yuuum!
    i havent baked in SO long.
    your baking goods look SO delish.. xoxoxoo

  17. They both look delicious!! Maltesers are my fav sweets so I would looove those cupcakes lol

  18. I am seriously going to be making those Malteasers cupcakes at some point, they look DELICIOUS! I really love cheesecake too , especially bashing the biscuits…good anger management πŸ˜›

    Maria xxx

  19. Oh yummy ! I really want to try making the cheese cake !

  20. You officially have me in the mood to bake something sweet this weekend! πŸ™‚

  21. Thank-you for two great recipes, I am so jealous of your amazing cake case stash and the russian doll salt shaker is adorable x

  22. You would put Nigella to shame. xxx

  23. Ow wow, these look so amazing! The malteser cupcakes especially, YUM. But also especially the key lime cheesecake… basically I want it all!

  24. Your a very talented baker y’know, i’m useless, they taste nice, but no where near like how i’d want them too! Those cakes look so yummy! xx

  25. Yuuuum. Both treats look delicious. And I’m mightly jealous of all your awesome cake cases. x

  26. NOM. wish i was going to this dinner now – i want some! x

  27. Yay! someone else on a baking crusade πŸ™‚ go us! Haha. These both look amazing girlie. I am not experienced at all when it comes to baking, so still needing lots of practise. spent so much money on supplies the past few days πŸ™ proper tins etc. but hope its all worth it in the long run! thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ xx

  28. your posts always make me hungry! i love keylime pie so i might try this recipe πŸ™‚ x

  29. Oooooh! I absolutely adore Maltesers! I must make these!

  30. you’ve been busy!!! Everything looks fantastic πŸ™‚ I am sure they were enjoyed!


  31. Amy

    I LOVE the Lime Cheesecake!! We have made this for years and its so simple but absolutely delicious, try grating alitte dark chocolate over it. yum yum πŸ˜€