Cake Batter No-Bake Cheesecakes

July 3, 2012 by Ali

Happy blogiversary to you…happy blogiversary to you….happy blogiversary “Gimme Some Ovennnnn”…..

It’s true. My little blog officially graduated out of the not-so-terrible twos and turned THREE today! Wahoo!!!

I can hardly believe it. Three years ago, I started this site on a total whim, knowing absolutely nothing about photography, blogging, web design, and honestly, fairly little about cooking. I was just a girl who had no fear trying new recipes, and was excited to share what little I knew with friends and family. Never in my wildest¬†dreams, though, would I have imagined what my little site would grow to be. And of course, far better, the amazing people it would allow me to meet! I know I’ve said it countless times, but you all have been such a gift to me, and your encouragement over the years has meant so much. It has been so much to learn about this whole blogging world with your support, and I still pinch myself whenever I hear that someone has actually made one of my recipes! Such a little miracle to me. :)

So from the bottom of my heart, many thanks again for continuing to follow along recipe after recipe. I’m so grateful for you all, and can’t wait to see what this next year holds in store!

And in true Ali fashion, I decided to make a birthday “cake” recipe that harkened back to childhood. I don’t know if I have admitted this before, but for probably the first 15 years of my life, my birthday dessert of choice was always a Jello no-bake cheesecake. True story. LOVED them. (No Judgy-Mc-Judgersons out there.) Thankfully, now I have progressed a bit beyond the boxed cheesecake mix. But every now and then, I still love homemade no-bake cheesecakes for a treat. So I decided to make a simple one “cake batter style” this year. And holy moly. Let me just say that if you love cake batter, you MUST try this one. Must. Must. Must. It only takes 15 minutes, and it made this little blogger very happy. I think you will love it too!

Cheers to another great year together, friends!

Cake Batter No-Bake Cheesecakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6-8 small servings

Ingredients

    Crust Ingredients:
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 oz. butter, melted
  • Cheesecake Filling Ingredients:
  • 1 (8 oz.) block cream cheese, softened
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup favorite cake batter dry mix (straight from the box -- no added ingredients)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 (8 oz.) tub frozen whipped cream topping, thawed
  • sprinkles, for decor

Method

To Make The Crust:

Stir together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl until well combined. Press a few tablespoons into the bottom of your containers to make the crust. (You do not need to bake this.)

To Make The Filling:

In an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter together on medium speed until smooth and well blended. Add in dry cake mix and milk and continue mixing until well blended. Then gently fold in the whipped cream topping with a spatula. Be careful not to over-mix.

Spoon the filling into serving jars, or use a piping back to pipe the filling in. Garnish with sprinkles.

filed in Desserts

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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37 thoughts on “Cake Batter No-Bake Cheesecakes

  1. Hi! Found this on pintrest, if I want to omit the seperate containers but put this in one big one like a 9×13 pan of some sort is it doable? If so what size would you suggest and would I need to alter any of the ingredients?

    I plan on doubling or tripling this for a party this weekend.

    - Anna

  2. I found this recipe on Pinterest; they’re adorable!

    - Jennie @themessybakerblog

  3. These look amazing! I was wondering where you got your cute little containers for these and how big they are? Thanks!

    - Jennifer

  4. Simple and delicious!

    - Sofia

  5. No-bake cheesecake rules! Yours are adorable and am going to try it tomorrow night. I’ll let you know how it goes – thank you for the inspiration!!

    - Tara Lidell

  6. Congrats! I’d love to make this as one big dish – any suggestions what size to use??

    - Emily

  7. Happy 3 years to your blog!
    And I loved and still do love no bake cheesecake!

    - Kristen

  8. Love this! So adorable and so simple! Plus, congratulations :)

    - Joanne (Inspired Taste)

  9. Happy Belated Blogiversary to your fantastic blog! =) and these cheesecakes look soooo delicious. love that they’re no-bake, too, since it’s been mighty toasty in nashville lately. yum!

    - amy @ fearless homemaker

  10. I’ve just discovered your blog but happy 3rd blogiversary! These cheesecakes are ridiculously cute. They look so very creamy! We don’t have the same cake mix or whipped topping in Germany, otherwise I would definitely be making these. They look perfect.

    - Erin @ Texanerin Baking

  11. 3 years!! Congratulations, I love reading your blog and hope you’re at it for many more years :)

    - Anna @ hiddenponies

  12. Happy blog birthday, my dear!! Two years is no easy feat, even if you make it look like it is. :)

    And these no-bake cheesecakes = amazing. My mom used to make us jello cheesecakes as well. Love. But I’d love this more. Hands down, no doubt.

    - Joanne

  13. Congrats! I just found your blog, I know where the heck have I been for the past three years? But I’ll be checking in more often now :)

    - Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

  14. Happy Blog-o-versary!! I’m visiting because our mutual friend Sarah told me about your blog and suggested I check it out! I think we moved to town and you moved away about the same time, so I missed getting to meet you!

    Anyway, you have a beautiful site, and I’ll definitely have to try out some of these recipes!

    Congrats again on your anniversary!

    - Stacie

  15. Happy Birthday!

    - Danielle

  16. These are adorable! Happy anniversary!

    - Riley

  17. I’ve been reading all 3 years!! Happy blogiversary, Ali!! Looking forward to many many more years!

    - McKenzie

  18. Oh I am so loving these, and congrats!

    - Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

  19. Happy BLIRTHDERVERSARY!

    - Bev @ Bev Cooks

  20. Congrats on 3 years! Love these little cheesecakes!

    - Maria

  21. Happy blogiversary! Thanks for sharing your recipes.

    - Marilyn

  22. These are the most adorable things ever. Happy blog birthday to you, so excited for you and for what’s to come in year 4!!

    - Cassie

  23. Happy blogoversary! I’m so happy to have found your blog and you know I’ll be following you through your beautiful photography and wonderful recipes :)

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  24. These are so cute, I love the sprinkles on top. Perfect way to celebrate 3 years!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  25. Happy 3rd Blogiversary to you! (How funny — my 3rd is tomorrow.)

    - Meister @ The Nervous Cook

  26. Congrats on 3 years! Not only do we love trying your recipes, but your blog actually inspired us to start our own! Keep posting and we’ll keep following!

    XOXO,
    Tall and Small

    - The Spatularettes

  27. I love how simple this recipe is! Congratulations on 3 years :)

    - Jen @ Savory Simple

  28. This sounds fabulous! Yum!

    - Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

  29. Congrats on 3 years, I’m so glad to have discovered your site with its wonderful recipes & pictures!

    - Kathryn

  30. So cute Ali!!! Congrats!

    - Sara