Sponsored Post: Story of a “No Bake” Happy Jelly Cheesecake
It has been a long time since I baked a cake, or cookies or brownies. I used to make apple crumble and chocolate tarts all the time. I actually miss the smell of the hot oven with something fruity and buttery cooking inside. Many years ago, in my early twenties I owned a pie shop and back then I baked every single day. The little place was called “El Pie Shop” and one of the favorites was the pecan pie.
This kitchen has no oven!
But for three years now, I haven´t had an oven, this is due to the fact that we move around a lot, and usually the houses we rent don´t come with
an oven, only a cooking range at most. These past years I´ve learned to make “no bake” desserts and they´re actually pretty great! We had a microwave in one house and we made some cakes in a cup too, my favorites where the ones with chocolate fudge.
A few days ago I was invited to bake a cake for World Baking Day and I suggested a “no bake” cake, which is a refreshing idea! I have to pick someone to bake the cake for and I picked Wiwi, the girl that works in the office downstairs.
It´s definitely not her job to help me out at all, but she does it with so much grace and good will. Wiwi is a little like me that we are far from our families and work hard with what we´ve got.
I am sure she will enjoy receiving this cake made by the kiddos and me. She is great at laughing with me about silly things. I really like her and I want to show her.
The kids and I have chosen to make a Happy Jelly Cheesecake. We picked this one because it looks so colorful and fun. The kids are little obsessed with Jelly right now so I thought it would be perfect.
Who are you going to bake for this #worldbakingday? What a crazy funny day don´t you think? And a great excuse to have some baking fun and make a special someone´s day. If you don´t have an oven, like us then you can do a ¨no bake¨ cake too!
Join me and share your bake at #worldbakingday on your social media platforms!
No Bake Happy Jelly Cheesecake
1 pkt (90g) lemonade jelly crystals
1.5L (6 cups) boiling water
1 pkt (90g) creaming soda jelly crystals
1 pkt (90g) lemon jelly crystals
300g shredded wheat biscuits
150g butter, melted
500g cream cheese, at room temperature
395g can sweetened condensed milk
60ml (1/4 cup) boiling water, extra
3 tsp powdered gelatin
Place lemonade jelly crystals in a heatproof jug. Pour over 500ml (2 cups) of the boiling water and stir until jelly dissolves. Transfer to a small plastic container. Repeat with remaining jelly crystals and remaining water. Place in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight to set.
Grease base and side of a 20cm (base measurement) round springform pan and line with baking paper. Process biscuits in a food processor, until finely crushed. Add butter and process to combine. Use a straight-sided glass to press mixture firmly over base and side of pan. Place in fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
Process the cream cheese and condensed milk in a clean food processor until smooth. Place the extra boiling water in a heatproof bowl and sprinkle with the gelatin. Stir until gelatin dissolves. Add to the cream cheese mixture and process until well combined.
Transfer jelly to a clean work surface. Cut into 2cm cubes. Arrange one-quarter of the jelly over the biscuit base. Pour over one-third of the cream cheese mixture. Continue layering with remaining jelly and cream cheese mixture. Arrange remaining jelly over the top. Place in the fridge for 6 hours to set.
“This post has been sponsored by Blue Band, but all thoughts are my own”