Passion Fruit Strawberry Cake

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I based this cake on a strawberry cake from Milk bar.  Instead of using lemon, I used passion fruit.  I love how it is a naked cake and you can see all the delicious layers! The passion fruit and strawberry go together perfectly.  Passion fruit by itself is kind of tangy, but with the liquid cheesecake and vanilla cake, it all comes together deliciously!  I made this cake for my Aunt Teresa’s Birthday! Continue reading

Red Velvet Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Cake


Every year for Valentines Day my husband makes me a special dinner and uses a recipe that he has never tried before.  I absolutely love it and look forward to it every year!  We have also somehow created a new tradition with my three year old son.  He was asking me what a cupid was and I explained to him that a cupid was like a special kind of baby/angel that flew around on Valentines Day and shot people with arrows to make them fall in love and delivered boxes of Chocolate to good boys and girls on Valentines day.  So he got very excited thinking that if he was a good boy the Cupid would hide a box of chocolate for him on Valentines Day.  Lol  now he is always telling me I need to be good so the Cupid will come.  It is kind of like a cross between Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, but he brings it up several times a day and even asks me to tell him the story of the Cupid when he goes to sleep at night.  I don’t know how this happened! Anyway it is a new Valentines tradition we have lol! What are some of your Valentines Day traditions?

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Valentine’s Conversation Heart Cheesecakes

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Love is in the air! Say Happy Valentines Day to someone you love with these Valentine’s Conversation Heart Cheesecakes!  Valentines Day is coming soon and I am having so much fun baking all kinds of Valentines day cakes.  These Valentines heart cheesecakes look just like the conversation hearts I passed out to  my friends when I was little.  The fun part is deciding what to write on the heart.  I just love Valentines day!
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White Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake

Oh my goodness, it has been so HOT lately here in San Diego! It is the first of September and around 90 degrees outside! The last thing I wanted to do was turn on the oven and  bake!  But when you gotta have cheesecake, you gotta have cheesecake! lol So I created this no-bake cheesecake recipe to satisfy cheesecake cravings and not have to turn on the oven! It is light and cold and refreshing for these hot Indian Summer days!