Joanna Anastasia

cream cheese

No bake summer tart

No bake summer tart

If a French tart would fall in love with an American cheesecake then this no bake summer tart would be their baby. It has a sponge cake base and loads of fruits, just like French fruit tart, but instead of fancy and long to make pastry cream, it has this delicious, creamy, whipped cream cheese filling.

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Every time we go to France I indulge in their fruit tarts, and every time the summer comes I feel like I need to make one on my own. But I am a busy lazy mom, so sometimes making the sponge cake and the pastry cream from scratch, when you have two kids who refuse to play alone, is a bit challenging! That’s why this simplified recipe is so great. By using a ready made cake base, you’re really saving time, and the whipped cream cheese filling is really fast to make. But overall it is a home made fruit dessert, so I can still feel like I’m feeding my family with fresh and healthy (almost) food!

So next time when you can’t make up your mind if what you want more is a cheesecake or a fruit tart, try this no bake summer fruit tart of mine, I’m sure you’ll love it!

No bake summer tart

1/2 cup whipping cream
1 packet of soft cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sponge cake base

1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
1 pear

Whip the cream with sugar, and when it’s really whipped well, add slowly cream cheese ( by a spoonful) and vanilla. Mix it together until really smooth and really fluffy.

No bake summer tart

Spread your whipped cream cheese filling inside your cake base.

No bake summer tart

And add fruits. The more the better!

No bake summer tart

Now let it chill in the fridge for at least and hour.

No bake summer tart

I know you’ll love this creamy, summery tart! My family is already asking me to make another one!

No bake summer tart

Enjoy!

No bake summer tart

Fall dessert : spiced pistachio cupcakes with white chocolate cream cheese frosting

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As much as I usually cook and bake from scratch, sometimes I do appreciate shortcuts :). This is one lovely, fast and not totally from scratch recipe, that will turn the ordinary spiced cake mix in to a gastronomical event at your place :). It’s all about this amazing and super simple white chocolate & cream cheese frosting combined with the crunch of pistachios. It’s such a great taste mix, and makes for a perfect fall dessert. So, here is what you need :

Spiced cake mix
1 1/2 cup of crushed pistachios

1 cup soft cream cheese
1/2 cup melted white chocolate chips

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Follow the instructions on the box, and in the end add pistachios. Leave some on the side for decoration. Wait for the cupcakes to cool down a bit before frosting them.

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So the white chocolate cream cheese frosting is so easy it’s funny. Using the electric mixer combine together soft cream cheese ( make sure to take it out of a refrigerator 30 minutes before you start ) and melted white chocolate chips. That’s it, no need for extra sugar or butter. This frosting will stay intact on your cupcakes after frosting, yet won’t get tough. Honestly, it’s my favourite :).

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Sprinkle with extra pistachios. I hope you’ll like them ! Actually I know you will 🙂