The Best Cheesecake You’ll Never Bake

Posted by danielle on April 7th, 2014. Filed under: I Make Things, Recent Posts.

key lime cheesecake

Following an afternoon of bowling, we had some friends over on Saturday for some pizza. As a responsible host, I wanted to make something to serve our guests for dessert. Earlier in the week, I’d had some pretty ambitious plans to bake something epic, however, by Friday night I’d lost my motivation. With time running out, I made something from my repertoire of minimal effort recipes.

This one is adapted from a recipe I found on Pinterest, and if you subtract the time it needs to let the crust cool down, the preparation time is less than 10 minutes.


1 ½ Cups Almond Meal
½ Cup Sugar
¼ Cup Butter

Mix ingredients together, and press evenly into spring form pan.

Bake for 8 minutes at 350°F.
Let crust cool completely before pouring on the following mixture.


2 cups of whipped cream*
1 brick of softened cream cheese
1 can of condensed milk
¼ cup Key Lime Juice

I also added a few drops of green food colouring to make it appear more limey.

In a large bowl blend until smooth, then pour on top of cooled crust.

Refrigerate before serving.

*Just to be clear, that is whipped cream and not whipping cream. Obviously it will begin as whipping cream, but it’s the finished product that goes in this recipe.

** You can also use regular lime juice. I’ve found that here in Canada, key limes can be hard to find.

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