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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Strawberry and Champagne Aphrodisiac Cheesecakes for Valentine's Day

Baking is off the agenda at the moment with my temporarily limited kitchen facilities. So I had to think creatively to 'cook' up some Valentine's treats.

Duerr's sent me a jar of their limited edition Aphrodisiac Jam, as well as containing strawberries and champagne it has some Horny Goat Weed added which is, apparently, a natural viagra!


Strawberry and Champagne Aphrodisiac Cheesecakes (no bake)

Makes 4

6 McVities Digestive biscuits (crushed)

50g butter, melted

1 teaspoon cocoa powder

100g full fat cream cheese

1 teaspoon caster sugar

100g Duerr's Aprodisiac Jam

Whipped cream (optional)

four silicone cupcake cases



1. Mix the crushed digestives with the butter and cocoa powder.

2. Divide between the four cupcake cases and press up the sides to create a cup, refrigerate for at least half an hour until firm.

3. Put the cream cheese and sugar into a bowl and mix together with a wooden spoon. Divide between the cupcakes and refrigerate for another 30 minutes.
4. Place a couple of teaspoons of Duerr's Aprodisiac Jam on top of each mini-cheesecake and return to the refrigerator.
5. Just before serving, remove from the silicone case and, if liked, top with a swirl of whipped cream.
without cream
with cream
I was concerned that the cheesecakes would be too sweet, but they were actually really delicious. I can't vouch for the aphrodisiac qualities of the jam, but it certainly tastes good!
I'm entering this recipe for a slew of Valentine themed blogger challenges:
Treat Petite is the sweet treat challenge brought to us by Cakeyboi and The Baking Explorer hosted this month by Mr Cakeyboi and the theme is 'Loved Ones'.

Four Seasons Food Feburary Challenge is 'Food from the Heart' the challenge from Delicieux & Eat Your Veg and hosted this month by Anneli at Delicieux.

Let's Cook Sweet Treats for Valentine comes from Simply.Food and is all about preparing delicious treats to woo your loved one.

The theme for Tea Time Treats is chocolate so I'm sneaking this in as it does have a teaspoon of cocoa powder in the biscuit base! Tea Time Treats is the blog challenge run by Lavender and Lovage and The Hedgecombers and this month it is hosted by my friend Karen at Lavender and Lovage.

Family Foodies is in the mood for 'luurve' and this cheesecake is as good a foodie cuddle as you could possibly want. Family Foodies is the challenge run by Eat your Veg and Bangers and Mash

I was provided with a jar of Duerr's Aprodisiac Jam I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own.

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At 9 February 2014 at 23:22 , Blogger Emma Julia said...

These look scrummy, and so quick!

At 9 February 2014 at 23:31 , Blogger Stuart Vettese said...

That jam sounds filthy ;) and your treats look delicious! Thanks you for entering them into Treat Petite Janice

At 10 February 2014 at 07:51 , Blogger belleau kitchen said...

um, what a GENIUS idea... no baking, barely any time to prep... looks and I bet, tastes INCREDIBLE... what's not to like... love this Janice! Gorgeous piccies too!

At 10 February 2014 at 09:53 , Blogger Nayna Kanabar said...

Looks amazing and so tasty.Thankyou for sending it to lets cook sweet treats for valentine.

At 10 February 2014 at 15:07 , Anonymous Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry said...

I would love some of these right now.

At 10 February 2014 at 17:38 , Blogger Sarah Trivuncic said...

Great idea - I am impressed you're still managing to blog a recipe during kitchen chaos - I only ate tilda microwave rice when ours was out of action. Hope the end is in sight!!

At 10 February 2014 at 19:33 , Anonymous Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours said...

I was wondering what was going to be made with that Aphrodisiac jam! Love them Janice!

At 10 February 2014 at 20:01 , Blogger fiona maclean said...

you know what janice, your kitchenless phase might well give me a few things I CAN make, like these!!!

At 10 February 2014 at 20:55 , Anonymous Lou, Eat Your Veg said...

Loving the Aphrodisiac Jam! Brilliant. Your mini no bake cheesecakes sound really rather LUSH!

At 10 February 2014 at 22:56 , Blogger Nazima Pathan said...

oooh these looks delicious! and I do love mini cakes like these. Relatively low on guilt factor!

At 11 February 2014 at 11:52 , Blogger Ren Behan said...

I can honestly say I've never tried or come across any jam containing horny goatweed! Lucky Valentine :-)

At 11 February 2014 at 16:56 , Blogger Jane Sarchet said...

Ooo err missus! Those horny goats certainly make a fine looking cheesecake!
Janie x

At 12 February 2014 at 14:47 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

A JAM with APHRODISIAC properties, helloooo! FAB recipe too, never mind the passion, I would love to see this on my table, and thanks for linking up to Tea Time Treats too Janice! Karen

At 12 February 2014 at 18:31 , Blogger Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Well do tell Janice! Did it have the desired effect?

At 12 February 2014 at 20:26 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

That would be telling! Jac

At 15 February 2014 at 03:40 , Anonymous Morgan @ Peaches, Please! said...

Heh. Horny Goat Weed. I'm going to be laughing about that for a while. Beyond that, strawberries and champagne is one of my favorite jam combos.

At 16 February 2014 at 16:52 , Blogger Sylvia F. said...

What can I say: YUMMY! Love the bite size sweets ;)

At 17 February 2014 at 14:59 , Blogger Choclette said...

Horny goat weed in jam? That is hilarious Janice - whatever will they come up with next? Your cheesecakes sound thoroughly delicious though.

At 17 February 2014 at 22:40 , Blogger Madeleine Morrow said...

Is Aphrodisiac jam supposed to be used in the kitchen or the bedroom?

At 18 February 2014 at 13:48 , Anonymous Kath said...

Ha ha Horny Goat Weed, that is brilliant! The tarts look delicious and I like the no bake approach.

At 21 February 2014 at 11:09 , Blogger Tina Anand said...

They look delicious. Never heard of horny weed before but it did make me chuckle :-)

At 23 February 2014 at 16:04 , Anonymous Anneli Faiers (Delicieux) said...

Horny Goat Weed??? That is an amazing name for an aphrodisiac :) These look really delicious and fun. But I am just fascinated yo know more about this strange Goat Weed! Doesn't sound all that sexy I must say! Thanks for entering these into Four Seasons Food - they sure tick the box for this months theme. x


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