Gluten Free Death by Chocolate Cheesecake with Brownie Crust

This Gluten Free Death by Chocolate Cheesecake with Brownie Crust is an easy and delicious way to satisfy even the most fervent chocoholics! It starts with a gluten free brownie crust, then creamy baked chocolate cheesecake, smothered in a rich chocolate ganache, and topped with your favourite chocolates! So get ready to drool and find out how to make a chocolate cheesecake from scratch that will really impress!

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“What’s your favourite dessert?” is always a question that stumps me! There’s so many  to choose from, how can I be expected to pick just one delicious dessert?! But, if I was forced, baked cheesecake would be a strong contender for my number 1 dessert! It’s creamy, and rich, and the flavour possibilities are endless – from the cheesecake, to the crust, to the cheesecake toppings, the world is your oyster in the land of baked cheesecakes. We all know that chocolate makes all desserts infinitely better, so I guess what I am trying to say is that this Gluten Free Death by Chocolate Cheesecake is really, really good idea.

Gluten Free Death by Chocolate Cheesecake with Brownie Crust - slice of cheesecake on white plate with a blue spoon in the background

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Mornin’ Sunshine Citrus Smoothie

A delicious citrus smoothie with a creamy green smoothie layer, full of vitamins and protein. Start your day off right with this tasty citrus smoothie that is like sunshine in a glass!

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Hold on to your knickers, loves! Giraffes Can Bake has a healthy recipe for you! Whaaaa?! Don’t worry, this is still your best source for indulgent desserts, but whilst buttery cakes and boozy cocktails may be my forte, even I need a healthy dose of vitamins every now in then! In fact, despite all the delicious treats I make and share with you, I actually try and eat quite healthily in my day to day life. I certainly don’t deny myself indulgent, tasty treats like the ones I share here (I mean, somebody has to taste test the recipes!) – I’m big believer in everything in moderation. So I’ll try to eat healthy and nutritious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and then treat myself to a glass of wine and a slice or two of cake in the evenings. Sometimes, the indulgent side of the scale will heavily outweigh the healthy side, but I’m okay with that!

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The 15 Most Popular Recipes on Giraffes Can Bake in 2017

As we near the end of 2017, I wanted to take a look back on the most popular recipes of 2017 here on Giraffes Can Bake. These are the recipes you guys visited the most over the course of the year! 2017 was a great year for me, and the first full year of gluten free recipes on Giraffes Can Bake – so that means all of the popular recipes from 2017 were gluten free! I loved developing, photographing, and sharing every one of these recipes with you – and I’m glad you loved them too!

a collage of the most popular recipes on giraffes can bake

How does 2017 compare to 2016? Check out 2016’s most popular recipes HERE

15. Gluten Free Apple Upside Down Cake

A piece of Gluten Free Apple Upside Down Cake on a white and pink plate, with a whole apple, a forkl, and another piece of cake in the background

A moist, fluffy, and tender spiced cake topped with caramelised apples – a really easy sheet cake that’s a crowd pleaser.

14. Holiday Gin & Tonic

This Holiday Gin and Tonic is full of the festive flavours of cranberry and clementine - one bauble glass in focus, with red gin and tonic and rosemary

Made with sloe gin, cranberry shrub, and clementine juice – this is an easy and delicious mixed drink to serve over the holidays

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Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles

These Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles are a decadent chocolate treat everybody is going to love. Made with festive chocolate orange and rich, creamy Bailey’s! They make for the perfect edible gift as they’re quick and easy to make, transport well, and are totally indulgent.

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Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles are a decadent chocolate treat everybody is going to love. Made with festive chocolate orange and rich, creamy Bailey’s! - three truffles next to a bottle of baileys, one has a bite taken out of it

Every time I made homemade truffles, it makes me realise I do not make them often enough. They’re so ridiculously easy to make and the results are incredible! Little balls of fudgy, decadent chocolate that are flavoured any way you fancy, what’s not to love?! These Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles are my new favourite variation though. In my family it isn’t Christmas unless you have a Chocolate Orange and a bottle of Baileys, I don’t make the rules that’s just how it is! So when deciding what flavour to make some festive chocolate truffles, Chocolate Orange Baileys Truffles were first in line!

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Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies with Cinnamon & Clementine

These buttery, melt in your mouth Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies with Cinnamon & Clementine are the perfect Christmas cookies. They’re so easy to make with just a few ingredients, and you can decorate them however you like (or even not at all!). The flavours are totally divine with hints of caramel, and the festive holiday flavours of cinnamon and clementine. Use round cookie cutters or other fun shapes and you can make these Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies all year round!

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These Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies with Cinnamon & Clementine might just be my new favourite Christmas cookies (although they have real tough competition with my Gluten Free Eggnog Cookies in the running). The idea for these Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies was actually born from another idea. I had these grand plans to make a Christmassy layer cake with indulgent frostings and dripping boozy sauces, and I was going to decorate it with festive flavoured Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies. Well, the cake was a total bust – it definitely has potential once I get the recipe right, but unfortunately I don’t have any time left to get that done before Santa arrives, so it will have to wait until next year. Even though I had no cake to decorate, I decided to make the Shortbread Cookies anyway, and I’m so glad I did!

 These buttery, melt in your mouth Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies with Cinnamon & Clementine are the perfect Christmas cookies - a christmas tree shaped cookie decorated with pink royal icing

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