Cherry and Pistachio No Bake Cheesecake with Animal Cracker Crust

Cherry and Pistachio No Bake Cheesecake with Animal Cracker Crust | This recipe will impress your friends and family. That is, if you share it with them.

This is a delicious no bake recipe for layered cheesecake. The base is made from animal crackers, then there is a layer of cherry cheesecake, followed by a layer of pistachio cheesecake. Today we celebrate National Cheesecake Day. The event is being hosted by the lovely Roxana of Roxana's Home Baking. Make sure you head over to her site to say hello! I could not decide what kind of cheesecake to make for this event. Then my Pink Lemonade Cheesecakes were featured on Buzzfeed. After I … [Read more...]

B52 Layer Cake: Guest Post by Gotta Get Baked #BoozyDessertsWeek

B52 Layer Cake | Guest Post by Gotta Get Baked on Cravings of a Lunatic

Kahlua, Baileys 'n chocolate: the trifecta of boozy dessert awesomeness. This layer cake is inspired by the flavours of a B52 coffee. It's a labour of love but worth every bite! Recipe and photos by Gotta Get Baked. No... you are not on the wrong blog. No... I have not learned how to make a beautiful layer cake. I happen to have a very special friend guest posting for me today. Her name is Nancy, and she blogs at gotta get baked. She's freaking hilarious and I adore her to bits. I am … [Read more...]

No Bake Mocha Cheesecake with Animal Cracker Crust #IcedDelight

No Bake Mocha Cheesecake with Animal Cracker Crust | For all you coffee and chocolate fans out there!

This is a super easy recipe to make a mocha flavoured no bake cheesecake. The crust use crushed animal crackers. You're going to love this recipe! Okay, so I made another no bake cheesecake. This one is chock full of mocha goodness. It's a no bake cheesecake that is super easy to make. I used an animal cracker crust for some added fun. This is made with Mocha Iced Coffee courtesy of International Delights. This dessert is going to rock your coffee loving world. I actually made this … [Read more...]

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake with Cannoli Crust | Get Your Discount Code for My Favourite Online Store @AuroraImporting

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake with Cannoli Crust | This easy no bake lemon cheesecake is perfect for those hot summer days where you want a fabulous dessert without having to turn on your oven.

This easy no bake lemon cheesecake is perfect for those hot summer days where you want a fabulous dessert without having to turn on your oven.  I love no bake recipes for summer. It's an obsession really. I want to take every recipe in the world and turn it into a no bake recipe for the hot summer months. This lemon cheesecake recipe is one of those recipes. My cheesecake cravings are out of control lately. I have also been craving lemon pie. So much so that I've started  dreaming about ways … [Read more...]

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Tart

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Tart | This No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Tart is super easy to make and perfect for summer.

This No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Tart is super easy to make and perfect for summer. The base is crushed Nilla Wafers, the filling is a simple no bake cheesecake mixture, and the topping is macerated fresh strawberries.  By now you probably realize I adore no bake cheesecake. Well, let's be honest here, I love any kind of cheesecake. During the hot summer months my go to dessert is always some kind of no bake cheesecake. Strawberry just happens to be one of our favourites. My daughter's … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake No Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Strawberry Shortcake No Bake Mini Cheesecakes | Cravings of a Lunatic | Absolutely simple to make and wildly delicious!

This no bake recipe for strawberry shortcake mini cheesecakes is super easy to make. Your guests will never believe this only took minutes to make. I have never had so much fun making a recipe and repeatedly testing it in my whole life. These strawberry shortcake mini cheesecakes are absolutely addictive. You will have a hard time sharing these little beauties with your family and friends. I made oodles and still did not want to share. I'm greedy like that. So before we get to the recipe let … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Parfaits #HolidayFoodParty

Red Velvet Parfaits | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super easy to make!

Super easy to make, and looks lovely on any holiday table. Okay peeps, y'all know I am always honest with you. This was NOT supposed to be a parfait. Not even kidding. It was supposed to be a cake roll.  Unfortunately I had trouble rolling the cake roll so this recipe was altered to hide my oops. It's what I do. When in doubt "parfait it". I'm not sure what that says about the fact that I have a zillion parfaits on my site. *giggles* … [Read more...]

No Bake Meyer Lemon Cheesecake Shots {Two Ways} #SundaySupper

Meyer Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake Shots by Cravings of a Lunatic

I just love no bake desserts. They make me happy. I think it's the fact that you can fool people into thinking you spent all day making cute little desserts... when you really spent all day watching things like The Real Housewives of Everywhere and Anywhere. So apparently I'm admitting to getting a kick out of tricking folks. Not sure what that says about me. Not sure I really care. I've got a full belly and I caught up on all The Real Housewives this week. So life is good. And when … [Read more...]

Black Forest Mini Bundt Cakes #Bundtamonth

Black Forest Mini Bundt Cakes by Cravings of a Lunatic

I love black forest cake... I love mini desserts... so it seemed like this would be an awesome way to combine the two things. Yet I swear I hit every roadblock known to bakers with this recipe. Every thing that could wrong did. The recipe I initially used was a brownie recipe...bad recipe... The pan I used was a mini brownie bundt pan...bad pan... I forgot to grate my chocolate and threw whole 1 oz pieces in my mixer, yup, bad baker... I ran out of eggs while making … [Read more...]

Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake | #BundtaMonth

Chocolate Coconut Bundt Cake by Cravings of a Lunatic

There is nothing I like better than a tropical theme. Well unless you count actually being in the tropics. Since I'm stuck waiting out old man winter here in the cold Canuck climate I was thrilled when they announced the theme this month. I figure if you can't be in the tropics, then pretending to be is a close second. While I'd much rather be eating this cake in Hawaii being served Blue Hawaiians by a gorgeous pool boy, who if I'm lucky looks a lot like Timothy Olyphant, I'll have to … [Read more...]

Tiny Turtle Cheesecakes (No Bake) #SundaySupper

Tiny Turtle Cheesecakes (No Bake) by Cravings of a Lunatic

I can hear the collective gasp of surprise now... Kim made something Turtley... Shocking right! I think you'll forgive my obsession when you realize how flipping cute these are. They are also the easiest little cheesecakes in the world to make. We'll call them "cheater cheesecakes". And we won't even feel a little bit bad about it. Trust me, these will make those of you who like to spend hours prepping your desserts change your tune. They take about 3.57 minutes to make... and … [Read more...]

Black Forest Bites: Guest Post for Generation Y Foodie


Chocolate- check! More Chocolate- check! Cherry Pie Filling- check! Whipped Cream- check! Cherry on Top- check! Is it possible to eat your weight in Black Forest Bites- check! … [Read more...]

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake by Cravings of a Lunatic Photo 1

This may be one of the easiest cheesecakes you will ever make. I love cheesecakes that are baked in the oven, but some days I just do not have time to mess around. When I have days like that I do things like this. That way I get an amazing dessert without sacrificing hours in the kitchen. Whipping Cream Week continues. This one uses it in the filling. It's a great way to use up spare heavy cream you may have around the house. … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Red Velvet Cookie Stacks

Welcome to more of Whipping Cream Week. I thought I would share some ways to use the cream you have in your fridge right now. You know we all do it. We buy a carton of cream for something then we pop it in the fridge and forget about it. Well not any more people. Pull out those cartons and have at it. You can make things like Red Velvet Cookie Stacks with Red Velvet Whipping Cream with that spare cream in your fridge. By the end of the week I hope I have you running out to buy extra whipping … [Read more...]

Chocolate Turtle Bundt Cake #Bundtamonth

Turtle Bundt Cake

This month is all about chocolate. Rich, luscious chocolate. I love the stuff. I would swim in it if it was socially acceptable. I would eat if for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could. Any excuse to bake with chocolate is a great day in my world. Today is a fabulous day. I was able to bake with chocolate and turn it into a turtle treat. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to Me | Surprise Birthday Cake from Movita Beaucoup | Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

My Birthday Cake Courtesy of the Talented Movita Beaucoupl!

Well Happy Birthday to me! And what a birthday it is. Cake, prezzies, sleeping in, and a cake surprise that is bound to blow my skirt up. I am one lucky birthday gal! … [Read more...]

Cherry Cake Pops | Cookbook Review | Cookbook Giveaway

Coconut Cherry Cake Pops 5

Cakepops... it's a love/hate relationship for me. I love to look at cakepops other people like Bakerella make. She is so talented and it makes me think I can make pretty cakepops too. Then I realize I can't. But you totally can...and I'm here to help you. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Mini-Me & No Bake Cake in Jars (Desserts in Jars Giveaway- Closed!)

No Bake Cake in a Jar

Happy 19th Birthday Mini-me! You are awesome... and gorgeous... and I'm grateful for you... and to you... … [Read more...]

#ChristmasWeek Recap and #Giveaway Links

Christmas Week

  Hi folks. This week was a whirlwind of Christmas goodies. Christmas Week was a huge success and I hope we inspired you all to get into your kitchens and start your holiday baking. There are so many amazing recipes to get your creative juices flowing. I thought I'd recap the week for anyone who just tuned in or missed it. Hope you enjoy. I know I sure did. I may have to wear stretchy pants for the next month the way things are going. … [Read more...]

Christmas Coconut Cake for Day 3 of #ChristmasWeek


Hi folks. Welcome to day #3 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by yours truly, and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Christmas Cakes and Cupcakes”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you. … [Read more...]