Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

I live with a man whose very existence is dependent on the existence of cheesecake. He loves the stuff. I, despite being a lover of baking and all things cake, have never made a cheesecake. That was until I saw these on FoodLikeCake’s blog, three layers of chocolate! What’s not to love?!

Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

I’m not a huge cheesecake fan but these are definitely changing my mind. They were incredibly yummy and I’ve heard from the expert himself that they were exceedingly good cheesecakes. I admit to halving the recipe as they were just for one person and I didn’t want them to go to waste. I imagine they would probably freeze ok though, cheesecake usually does. Half the recipe made 12 squares.

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Almond Bundt Cake

Flavour of the moment: Almond. I feel like almond deserves an award here for being such a stand up guy. He really made this mother’s day weekend special by being such a tasty individual and helping to make one of THE BEST cakes I’ve ever made (or so I was told). Almond is never a nut I get excited about but my mum loves almond and as such I made her an almond bundt cake for mother’s day, topped with dark chocolate & almond ganache. It was a massive hit with my whole family.

I cannot tell you how tasty this cake was, it was moist, light, had such an amazing crumb and seemed to melt into the mouth. It was far too dangerously good. It was my first bundt cake too, after I’d been eying up bundt tins for a couple of months. I’d heard horror stories of bundt cake attempts but thankfully this one went perfectly. I could of wept at its beauty, like any proud new mum would be. I felt like Romeo the moment he spotted Juliet; “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night“, it was that kind of moment when this baby came out the tin.

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