MOCHA CAKE – No Bake

This is another of Woman’s Day’s No-Bake cakes.  I think they’re a great idea for a do-ahead dessert either for the family or when you have friends visiting.

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CHOC-MACAROON CAKE – NO BAKE

I’m not sure I’d call this a cake recipe, I think it’s more of a no-bake dessert, but I suppose you could serve it up as a cake.  It says it should be made a day ahead, which makes it a great dessert for summer lunchtime bbqs.

MOCHA MOUSSE SLICE

After watching Mum entertain family and friends for years and years I guess I’ve picked up a lot of her habits.  One of the things she always like to do was to have everything prepared before people arrived and I’ve followed in her footsteps particularly with desserts. That’s one of the reasons that this recipe appeals to me.  It can be made the day before and then just taken out of the fridge when you need it – marvellous.

mocha-mousse-slice

UNBAKED CHEESECAKES – Coffee and Rum, Cappuccino

Among Mum’s recipe cutouts I found an article on Cheesecakes.  It has four different types of bases, unbaked cheesecake recipes and a basic baked cheesecake with several variations.  I’ve divided the article up and this is the unbaked cheesecake using ricotta cheese. I’ve also add a recipe from a Nestles leaflet which uses cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk, which is a bit different.  I must admit I prefer a baked cheesecake, but an unbaked or refrigerator one is quicker to make and can taste just as good.

cheesecakes-unbaked

DEB’S CHRISTMAS CAKE

They say the older you get the more like your mother you become and I found that out this week. My good friend Deb and I were discussing the Christmas cakes we’d just made and hers sounded very unusual.  Unusual, because it’s the first time I’ve heard of the fruit being soaked overnight in strong coffee and then a block of chocolate added – no sugar, no butter – she assures me it tastes great. So like Mum, I had to ask ‘can I please have the recipe’.  She got recipe from a co-volunteer at the local Op. Shop who makes it all the time and so the cycle continues…………………..debs-christmas-cake-compile