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8 No-bake Cakes and Pies

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Not all cakes require baking. If you want to make something special but consider yourself baking impaired, or want to get the kids involved without worrying about the heat of the oven, here are 8 delicious recipes for cakes and pies that don’t require any actual baking – only the chill of the fridge. They fit the bill whether you want to make something special for your valentine, or are looking for a do-ahead dessert that can be ready when you are.

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  • Vegan Chocolate Torte 1 of 8
    Vegan Chocolate Torte
    This melt-in-your-mouth vegan chocolate torte is perfect for any chocoholic - and doesn't require turning on the oven!
    OhSheGlows has the recipe!
  • Key Lime Pies 2 of 8
    Key Lime Pies
    Wee key lime pies are perfect for giving - and sharing - great for those who love tart citrus desserts!
    Delish has the recipe!
  • No-bake Maple Cheesecake with Roasted Pears 3 of 8
    No-bake Maple Cheesecake with Roasted Pears
    Creamy no-bake cheesecake makes a perfect make-ahead Valentine's day dessert - top it with anything from fresh fruit to thinly sliced roasted pears. Dinner with Julie has the recipe!
  • No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake 4 of 8
    No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
    Strawberry cheesecake is easy to make ahead, so you have plenty of time to relax with your Valentine over a glass of wine and some decadent dessert. The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake 5 of 8
    Chocolate Chip Cookie Icebox Cake
    Baked cookies, stacked into a Jenga-like refrigerator cake - try it with heart-shaped cookies! The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Vegan Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Cake 6 of 8
    Vegan Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Cake
    An ice cream cake is a great make-ahead dessert - infinitely adaptable, it can be topped with anything from fresh fruit to cookies! Visit Cheeky Kitchen for the recipe!
  • Pink Lemonade Icebox Pie 7 of 8
    Pink Lemonade Icebox Pie
    Pretty in pink, this icebox cake can be made ahead - and makes a perfect fit for Valentine's Day.The Family Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Cheesecakes in a Jar 8 of 8
    Strawberry-Rhubarb Cheesecakes in a Jar
    Individual cheesecakes in jars are adorable - and perfect for packing in your Valentine's lunch! The Family Kitchen has the recipe!

Find more of Julie’s recipes and ideas at her blog, Dinner with Julie. You can also join her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, or find more of her posts at the Family Kitchen.

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