Do you remember a few weeks ago when literally everyone's Facebook feed had the video for the no-bake birthday cake cheesecake?? I don't know about you but these videos always mysteriously show up in my feed in the afternoon when I really want to eat all of the things, and then I get excited only to find out I'm missing one or two ingredients and can do nothing about it.
I could go into why I feel this is all a conspiracy, but I won't, mostly because I feel scattered and it could end up in a dark, dark place my friends.
So I had been seeing it and finally it dawned on me that this is a thing I need to do because the universe is practically forcing me. Thankfully, the only ingredient I needed to buy was the heavy cream so I went in my pajamas and then made this during Penelope's nap time. Now, if you want to do this, you can click on that green link a few paragraphs up and it'll take you to the original page it was posted on. OR, if you are super lazy, I'll post it for you here.
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
12 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup birthday cake mix (I used that Funfetti stuff)
1 graham cracker pie crust
Add softened cream cheese and sugar and stir until completely combined and no clumps remain.
Pour mixture into pie crust, smoothing over top with a rubber spatula.
Which is torture. But I also have to note, I have no idea what size pie crust other people's store carries, but mine is just a regular one and there was NO EFFING WAY all of that mix was fitting into the pie crust. I had like a third of it not fit so in hindsight, I would only use maybe 8 ounces of cream cheese instead of 12?
The verdict? The kids LOVED it. I didn't. Matt didn't eat any but he's not huge into dessert like I am. I haven't found a no-bake cheesecake recipe I really like because I like my cheesecake to be a bit firmer, I guess. I would make this again just for the kids if I had the stuff laying around but it isn't going to be a recipe I go to automatically when I need a dessert. Sad stuff.