Hot Chocolate Cheesecake (No Bake)

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake (No Bake)

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake sounds like a contradiction doesn’t it? Well, let me explain, this cheesecake is served cold but has the flavours of a hot chocolate! If you’re not quite ready for a steaming cup of hot chocolate, but you’re craving that tasty mix of chocolate, marshmallows and whipped cream, then this cheesecake is for you! I’ve mixed mini marshmallows into the chocolate base of this cheesecake, topped it with melted chocolate, whipped cream and plenty more mini marshmallows!

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I’m so glad I discovered these vegetarian and vegan friendly gelatine free marshmallows in Sainsburys. I can finally enjoy things like rocky road, s’mores and of course hot chocolate topped with marshmallows! Apart from not being as big as other marshmallows, they have the same flavour and texture so they can be used in the same way. (By the way, I’m not being paid to advertise this product, I’m just a genuine fan!) They have a Where to Buy section on their website so you can track them down in your area, or buy online.

To make the base I used my food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs. I mixed in the melted butter and pressed the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. I put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.

For the cheesecake filling I used my electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese, cocoa powder and icing sugar.

Once it was smooth with no lumps I added the double cream and whisked until it was very thick and held it’s shape.

I gently folded in the mini marshmallows, then smoothed the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base and put it in the fridge overnight to set.

The next day I removed it from the tin, and the next step is to melt the milk chocolate and pipe it all over the cheesecake, but I accidentally put the cream on first!

Then I whipped up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla, and piped it all around the edges of the cheesecake.

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

To decorate, I covered the whole cheesecake with more mini marshmallows, and crushed up Flake bar sprinkled all over it  – just how I would want a hot chocolate!

Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

The Hot Chocolate Cheesecake was such a yummy indulgent treat that my friends and family absolutely loved!

I’m linking this recipe up with Cook Blog Share hosted by Everyday Healthy Recipes, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by Food For The Soul and Canvassed Recipes.

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Hot Chocolate Cheesecake (No Bake)

Servings 12

Ingredients

For the biscuit base

  • 300 g Digestive Biscuits
  • 125 g Butter or baking spread melted

For the cheesecake filling

  • 750 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 125 g Icing sugar
  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 30 g Cocoa powder
  • 75 g Mini marshmallows I used Freedom Mallows

For the decoration

  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Icing sugar
  • 75 g Milk chocolate melted
  • Mini marshmallows I used Freedom Mallows
  • Crushed flake bar or grated milk chocolate

Instructions

  1. To make the base use a food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs, or bash them with a rolling pin in a bowl

  2. Mix in the melted butter and press the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set

  3. For the cheesecake filling use a food mixer with a whisk attachment or an electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese, cocoa powder and icing sugar until smooth with no lumps

  4. Add the double cream and whisk until it is very thick and holds it's shape

  5. Gently fold in the mini marshmallows

  6. Smooth the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base, then put it in the fridge overnight, or for at least 4 hours, to set

  7. Remove from the tin and put on your serving plate. Smooth the sides with a butter knife to create a neater finish

  8. To decorate, melt the milk chocolate and pipe or drizzle it all over the cheesecake

  9. Then whip up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla, and pipe it all around the edges of the cheesecake

  10. Sprinkle more mini marshmallows all over the cheesecake, and either crush up half a flake bar and sprinkle that over, or grate milk chocolate over it

  11. Serve immediately, store any leftovers in the fridge and eat within 2 days

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Nutella Cheesecake Blondies

Nutella Cheesecake Blondies

This recipe for Nutella Cheesecake Blondies is a combination of the blondie mix from my Jammie Dodger Blondies and the cheesecake mix from my Baileys Cheesecake Chocolate Brownies – except with Nutella in the cheesecake instead of Baileys! I’ve been thinking about it for ages and I was so excited to make it as I love blondies, I love cheesecake and I love Nutella! So all three delicious elements are combined into one totally yummy treat. They are absolutely scrumptious, perfectly gooey and moist, and rather addictive too!

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To make the Nutella cheesecake filling I mixed together the full fat cream cheese, caster sugar, egg and Nutella.

For the blondie batter, I started by melting the butter and golden caster sugar together in a pan on a low heat.

Once the butter was melted, I took the pan off the heat and added the white chocolate. I left it for a couple of minutes, then stirred it in. I added the eggs, whisking as I poured them in to make sure the mixture didn’t cook the eggs. Then I stirred in the vanilla.

 

Next I added the flour, and I poured about two third of the mixture into a lined tray bake tin. Then I poured the cheesecake mixture on top. Then I poured the rest of the blondie mix on top in blobs, and I used a butter knife to swirl the mixture around.

I then baked it on 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 35 minutes. I left it to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Oh my, the Nutella Cheesecake Blondies were absolutely divine!

They did not stick around for long, and no wonder, creamy Nutella cheesecake and moist blondies mmmm…

I’m linking this recipe up with Cook Blog Share hosted by Easy Peasy Foodie, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by Zoale and From Lathi’s Kitchen.

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Nutella Cheesecake Blondies

Servings 12

Ingredients

For the Nutella cheesecake

  • 300 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 100 g Nutella
  • 1 Egg
  • 65 g Caster sugar

For the blondie batter

  • 200 g Butter
  • 300 g Golden caster sugar
  • 150 g White chocolate broken into pieces
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 225 g Plain flour

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 12" x 9" traybake tin

  2. To make the cheesecake filling mix together the full fat cream cheese, caster sugar, egg and Nutella with a hand whisk or electric hand whisk until smooth

  3. Melt the butter with the golden caster sugar in a pan on a low heat

  4. Once the butter has melted, take the pan off the heat and add the white chocolate. Leave it for a couple of minutes to melt, then stir together. Leave the mixture to cool for 5 minutes

  5. Break the eggs into a bowl and add them to the mixture, keep whisking as you pour them in to make sure the mixture doesn't cook the eggs. Then stir in the vanilla extract

  6. Add the flour and whisk it in

  7. Pour about two third of the brownie mixture into the traybake tin, then pour all of the cheesecake mixture on top, then pour the rest of the brownie mix on top in blobs

  8. Using a butter knife, swirl the mixture around a bit, then bake it for 35 minutes

  9. Leave it to cool completely before cutting into squares

  10. Store in the fridge and eat them within 3 days

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Mojito Cheesecake (No Bake)

Mojito Cheesecake (No Bake)

I absolutely love turning cocktails into desserts. Although I’m not a big drinker, I am a huge fan of cocktails and all the fabulous flavours you can create and enjoy in a pretty glass. Mojitos are one of the most well known cocktails, and they are made by mixing mint leaves, lime juice, white rum and soda water. I’ve infused the filling of this Mojito Cheesecake with lime juice, lime zest, fresh mint and mint extract to replicate that fresh and zesty mojito flavour! It’s perfect for summer and such an easy no bake dessert to make when it’s too warm to put the oven on!

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To make the base I used my food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs. I mixed in the melted butter and pressed the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. I put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.

For the cheesecake filling I used my electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese and icing sugar. Then I mixed in the mint and lime flavours.

 

I added the double cream and whisked until it was very thick and held it’s shape. I smoothed the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base, then put it in the fridge overnight to set.

Mojito Cheesecake

To decorate, I whipped up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla, and piped it all around the edges of the cheesecake. I placed the lime slices, mint leaves, paper straws and lime zest on top.

Mojito Cheesecake

I took this Mojito Cheesecake to a family meal and everyone absolutely loved it! The fresh mint and zingy lime flavours are the perfect refresher after a meal, and even better on a warm day.

    

I’m linking this recipe up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too, Cook Blog Share hosted by Recipes Made Easy, Bake of the Week hosted by Casa Costello, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by Life Diet Health and Apply To Face Blog.

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Mojito Cheesecake

Servings 12

Ingredients

For the biscuit base

  • 300 g Digestive Biscuits
  • 125 g Butter or baking spread melted

For the cheesecake filling

  • 750 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 125 g Icing sugar
  • 2 Limes juice and zest
  • 12 Fresh mint leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Peppermint extract
  • 300 ml Double cream

For the decoration

  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 1 tbsp Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • Lime zest & Lime slices
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Paper straws optional

Instructions

  1. To make the base use a food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs, or bash them with a rolling pin in a bowl

  2. Mix in the melted butter and press the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set

  3. For the cheesecake filling use a food mixer with a whisk attachment or an electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth with no lumps

  4. Whisk in the lime zest, the lime juice, the peppermint extract and chopped mint leaves

  5. Add the double cream and whisk until it is very thick and holds it's shape

  6. Smooth the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base, then put it in the fridge overnight, or for at least 4 hours, to set

  7. Remove from the tin and put on your serving plate. Smooth the sides with a butter knife to create a neater finish

  8. To decorate, whip up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla, and pipe it all around the edges of the cheesecake 

  9. Add the lime slices, mint leaves and paper straws around the edge, then sprinkle some lime zest in the centre

  10. Serve immediately, store any leftovers in the fridge and eat within 2 days

You can find more of my Cheesecake recipes by clicking here!

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Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake (No Bake)

Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake (No Bake)

Sometimes it’s just way too hot to even put the oven on and you need a refreshing no bake dessert. Well this Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake is where it’s at! Everyone loves strawberries and cream during summertime right?! After all, it is Wimbledon next month – where around 34,000 kg of English strawberries are eaten every year. I’ve used strawberry puree to flavour the cheesecake filling so that pink colour is all natural! It’s topped with whipped cream, big juicy strawberries and some cheeky Lindt chocolates (in strawberry and cream flavour of course!) If you’re a big strawberries and cream fan, check out my Strawberries & Cream Cake too!

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To make the base I used my food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs. I mixed in the melted butter and pressed the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. I put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.

For the cheesecake filling I used my electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese and icing sugar.

   

Then I mixed in the strawberry puree. Once it was smooth with no lumps I added the double cream and whisked until it was very thick and held it’s shape. I smoothed the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base, then put it in the fridge overnight to set.

To decorate, I melted the white chocolate and piped it all over the cheesecake. I sprinkled some freeze dried strawberry pieces in the middle.

Then I whipped up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla, and piped it all around the edges of the cheesecake. I placed the strawberries and Lindt strawberries and cream chocolates on top.

Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake

The Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake looked so pretty in pink and extra tempting with the chocolates and fresh fruit on top. If you can’t find the Lindt chocolates, then just place strawberries all around the top instead.

Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake

I think my strawberries were so big they were weighing the Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake down! I just can’t resist the biggest most plump looking British strawberries! My friends and family loved this cheesecake, and that lovely natural strawberry flavour comes through in the filling so well. A perfect summer treat!

 

I’m linking this post up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too, Cook Blog Share hosted by Easy Peasy Foodie, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by The Not So Creative Cook and Chipa By the Dozen.

5 from 2 votes
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Strawberries & Cream Cheesecake (No Bake)

Servings 12

Ingredients

For the biscuit base

  • 300 g Digestive Biscuits
  • 125 g Butter or baking spread melted

For the cheesecake filling

  • 750 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 125 g Icing sugar
  • 350 ml Double cream
  • 300 g Strawberries pureed

For the decoration

  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 1 tbsp Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 75 g White chocolate
  • 6 Strawberries
  • 6 Lindt Strawberry & Cream chocolates optional

Instructions

  1. To make the base use a food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs, or bash them with a rolling pin in a bowl

  2. Mix in the melted butter and press the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set

  3. For the strawberry puree, slice up the strawberries making sure to removing the stalk, then whizz them up in a food processor or NutriBullet, set aside

  4. For the cheesecake filling use a food mixer with a whisk attachment or an electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth with no lumps

  5. Stir in the strawberry puree

  6. Add the double cream and whisk until it is very thick and holds it's shape

  7. Smooth the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base, then put it in the fridge overnight, or for at least 4 hours, to set

  8. Remove from the tin and put on your serving plate. Smooth the sides with a butter knife to create a neater finish

  9. To decorate, melt the white chocolate and pipe or drizzle it all over the cheesecake. Sprinkle the freeze dried strawberry pieces in the centre

  10. Then whip up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla, and pipe it all around the edges of the cheesecake

  11. Place the strawberries and Lindt chocolates on top of the cream

  12. Serve immediately, store any leftovers in the fridge and eat within 2 days

You can find more of my Cheesecake recipes by clicking here!

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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bundt Cake

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bundt Cake

As you may know if you’ve visited my blog before, I am a massive fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and pretty much all of their products. If I manage to avoid scoffing the whole pack when I buy PB cups, I love to bake with them. I’ve had the idea for this Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bundt Cake in my mind for a while, and I wasn’t sure if it would work. Well I am pleased to report it does, and it’s so incredibly delicious! This recipe is for a chocolate bundt cake – which is a cake baked in a round tin with a hole in the middle – with a peanut butter cheesecake filling. You can decorate it how ever you want, but I’ve drizzled it with warm peanut butter and melted milk chocolate, and finally topped it with Reese’s Pieces sweets and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It’s chocolate and peanut butter heaven in cake form!

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First, I made the peanut butter cheesecake filling first by mixing the ingredients together with an electric hand whisk until they were smooth.

Then I started on the chocolate sponge. I creamed the butter and sugar together, then whisked in the eggs and vanilla.

Next I mixed in the yoghurt, then finally I added the flour, cocoa and baking powder and whisked everything in.

To layer up the tin, I put in half of the chocolate sponge. Then I spooned in the cheesecake filling, making sure not to let it touch the edges of the tin. I added the remaining chocolate sponge batter over the top.

Once the sponge was baked and cooled fully, I drizzled the peanut butter and melted milk chocolate all over it.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bundt Cake

I topped the Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bundt Cake with mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Pieces.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bundt Cake

The Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bundt Cake was a huge hit with my colleagues – probably one of the most popular cakes this year! They came in droves to get a slice and were full of praise for the flavour, which is always the best feedback. All the chocolate and peanut butter elements of the cake combine in the most nutty sweet and salty way, I just cannot resist this combination of flavours!!

    

I’m linking this recipe up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too, Cook Blog Share hosted by Everyday Healthy Recipes, Bake of the Week hosted by Mummy Mishaps, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by Zoale.

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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bundt Cake

Servings 16

Ingredients

For the chocolate sponge

  • 250 g Butter or baking spread
  • 300 g Caster sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 315 g Self raising flour
  • 45 g Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 150 g Natural yoghurt

For the peanut butter cheesecake filling

  • 200 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 100 g Caster sugar
  • 100 g Peanut butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Plain flour

For decoration

  • 75 g Milk chocolate melted
  • 75 g Peanut butter smooth
  • Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • Reese's Pieces

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 150C Fan/170C/325F/Gas Mark 3, and grease and flour a large bundt tin

  2. Make the peanut butter cheesecake filling first by whisking together the ingredients until smooth. I used an electric whisk but you can do it by hand too. Set the mixture aside

  3. For the chocolate sponge, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth

  4. Add the eggs and the vanilla extract, and whisk in well

  5. Add the yoghurt and whisk in well

  6. Add the self raising flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Whisk in until you can't see any flour anymore

  7. Pour half of the chocolate cake batter into the tin, then add the cheesecake filling without letting it touch the sides of the tin

  8. Then add the remaining chocolate cake batter on top. Completely cover the cheesecake filling, but try not to disturb it

  9. Bake for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean

  10. Remove the cake from the tin by placing a cooling rack on top of the tin and flipping it over then removing the tin. Leave to cool completely

  11. Once the cake is cool drizzle over the peanut butter (I warmed it in the microwave for 20 second to make it easier to drizzle) then drizzle over the melted milk chocolate

  12. Add peanut butter cups, and/or Reese's Pieces on top as desired

  13. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container for 3 days

NB. This post is NOT in anyway sponsored by Reese’s – I just love their product!

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Salted Caramel Cheesecake (No Bake)

Salted Caramel Cheesecake (No Bake)

When I make a recipe with a certain flavour component that is very well known, I like to do a bit of research on how the flavour become so popular. I find food trends very interesting, so I really enjoy finding out more about their invention and their route from inception to world wide phenomenon. I found an interesting article about salted caramel, which I recommend reading if you are as geeky as me! This Salted Caramel Cheesecake is infused with caramel flavour and a hint of salt, then a rich luxurious salted caramel sauce is drizzled all over it. I used a shop bought sauce as there a so many good quality ones available now, but of course you can make your own too if you like.

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To make the base I used my food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs. I mixed in the melted butter and pressed the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. I put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.

For the cheesecake filling I used my electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese, icing sugar, caramel extract and salt.

 

Once it was smooth with no lumps I added the double cream and whisked until it was very thick and held it’s shape. I smoothed the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base, then put it in the fridge overnight to set.

To decorate, I put the salted caramel sauce in a bowl and microwaved it for 30 seconds so it is more runny, then I let it cool for 5 minutes.

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

I poured the sauce over the Salted Caramel Cheesecake and let it spread and drip down the sides. I used my palette knife to smooth it out and push it to the edges to create those drool worthy drips!

Salted Caramel Cheesecake

The Salted Caramel Cheesecake was absolutely decadent and luxurious. The creamy cheesecake and salted caramel sauce combined to make such a gorgeous flavour!

    

I’m linking this recipe up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too, Cook Blog Share hosted by Everyday Healthy Recipes, Bake of the Week hosted by Mummy Mishaps, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by Dragonfly Home Recipes.


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Salted Caramel Cheesecake (No Bake)

Servings 12

Ingredients

For the base

  • 300 g Digestive Biscuits
  • 125 g Butter or baking spread melted

For the cheesecake filling

  • 750 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 125 g Icing sugar
  • 4 tsp Caramel extract I used Dr Oetker
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 300 ml Double cream

To decorate

  • 250 g Salted caramel sauce I used Tesco's finest

Instructions

  1. To make the base use a food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs, or bash them with a rolling pin in a bowl

  2. Mix in the melted butter and press the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set

  3. For the cheesecake filling use a food mixer with a whisk attachment or an electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese, icing sugar, caramel extract and salt

  4. Once it is smooth with no lumps, add the double cream and whisk until it is very thick and holds it's shape

  5. Smooth the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base, then put it in the fridge overnight, or for at least 4 hours, to set

  6. Remove from the tin and put on your serving plate. Smooth the sides with a butter knife to create a neater finish

  7. To decorate, put the salted caramel in a bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds so it is more runny. If your sauce is already runny you don't need to do this. Let it cool for 5 minutes so you're not pouring hot liquid onto the cheesecake

  8. Pour the sauce over the cheesecake and let it spread and drip down the sides. Use a palette knife to smooth it out and push it to the edges if it doesn't spread/drip enough

  9. Serve immediately, store any leftovers in the fridge and eat within 2 days

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg Cheesecake (No Bake)

Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg Cheesecake (No Bake)

I am totally obsessed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (the mini ones are my favourite!) so when I found out there was a Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg… Well I was pretty damn excited! I really love them because the chocolate on the egg is nice and thick, so there is the perfect chocolate to peanut butter ratio for me. This Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg Cheesecake is filled with peanut butter, drizzled in milk chocolate and topped with whipped cream and of course the Reese’s PB eggs! Every slice gets half an egg each! The cheesecake is super creamy and has plenty of peanut butter flavour. I tasted it as I went along and added more peanut butter than I planned to, as I wanted that flavour to be noticeable. It really is such a delicious cheesecake, and if it’s not Easter time don’t let that stop you! You can put Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on it as decoration instead of the eggs!

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To make the base I used my food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs. I mixed in the melted butter and pressed the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. I put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.

For the cheesecake filling I used my electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese, icing sugar and peanut butter.

Once it was smooth with no lumps I added the double cream and whisked until it was very thick and held it’s shape. I smoothed the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base, then put it in the fridge overnight to set.

To decorate, I melted the milk chocolate and piped it all over the cheesecake. Then I whipped up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla, and piped it all around the edges of the cheesecake. I placed the Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs, cut in half, on top of the cream, then added some sprinkles.

Reese's Peanut Butter Egg Cheesecake

This Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg Cheesecake disappeared in minutes when I had some hungry peanut butter loving friends over! The room fell silent while everyone tucked in. I absolutely loved the cheesecake, it has to be one of my favourites as I love chocolate and peanut butter together so much.

Reese's Peanut Butter Egg Cheesecake

The filling of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg Cheesecake is so creamy and the peanut butter flavour is there without a doubt! To me this is the perfect way to enjoy Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, or the regular Peanut Butter Cups if it’s not Easter time.

    

I’m linking this recipe up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too, Cook Blog Share hosted by Hijacked By Twins, We Should Cocoa hosted by Tin and Thyme, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by Life Diet Health and Turks Who Eat.

 

5 from 3 votes
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Reese's Peanut Butter Egg Cheesecake (No Bake)

Servings 12

Ingredients

For the biscuit base

  • 300 g Digestive biscuits
  • 125 g Butter melted

For the cheesecake

  • 750 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 220 g Icing Sugar
  • 340 g Peanut Butter
  • 300 ml Double cream

For the decoration

  • 75 g Milk chocolate
  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Icing sugar
  • 6 Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs cut in half
  • Sprinkles optional

Instructions

  1. To make the base use a food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs, or bash them with a rolling pin in a bowl

  2. Mix in the melted butter and press the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes to set

  3. For the cheesecake filling use a food mixer with a whisk attachment or an electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese, icing sugar and peanut butter

  4. Once it is smooth with no lumps, add the double cream and whisk until it is very thick and holds it's shape

  5. Smooth the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base, then put it in the fridge overnight, or for at least 4 hours, to set

  6. Remove from the tin and put on your serving plate. Smooth the sides with a butter knife to create a neater finish

  7. To decorate, melt the milk chocolate and pipe or drizzle it all over the cheesecake

  8. Then whip up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla, and pipe it all around the edges of the cheesecake

  9. Place the Reese's Peanut Butter eggs, cut in half, on top of the cream, then added some sprinkles if you like

  10. Serve immediately, store any leftovers in the fridge and eat within 2 days

NB. This post is not in any way sponsored by Reese’s – I just love their product!

You can find more of my Cheesecake recipes by clicking here!

Reese's Peanut Butter Egg Cheesecake

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Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

I’ve wanted to make a vegan cheesecake for a while now. My Terry’s Chocolate Orange Cheesecake is one of my most popular non-vegan recipes on my blog, so I thought it was only fair that I made a Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake so everybody can enjoy this delicious treat! Most vegan recipes are super healthy, which is great, but I decided to make this more of a naughty treat by adding a bourbon biscuit base! For those not residing in the UK, a bourbon biscuit is a chocolate biscuit filled with a chocolate creme. They are also vegan friendly! (Do check the label before you buy, but most bourbons are free from animal products.) I also made my own chocolate orange segments using dark chocolate, orange extract and a segment shaped mould – it was easy to do and really made the Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake extra special!

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I started with the bourbon biscuit base. Using my food processor, I whizzed up the biscuits into crumbs, added melted dairy free butter, and pressed the mixture into the bottom of the tin. It went into the fridge to set.

To make the filling I mixed together the cashews (which I’d soaked in water for 2 hours), orange juice, orange extract, cocoa powder, maple syrup and coconut milk. You really need a good food processor to make the filling super smooth. I blended it in my NutriBullet in two batches, then mixed it all together in a bowl. Then I added the melted coconut oil in stages, mixing it well between each addition.

I poured the filling into the tin and smoothed it on top. It went in the freezer to set overnight.

 

I made the chocolate orange segments by melting the dark chocolate, then stirring in the orange extract and golden syrup, and pouring it into the mould. I left it to set in the fridge, then popped them out when they were done. I’m far too lazy to temper chocolate, but if you did it would give them a lovely shine!

Once the Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake was set, I let it come to fridge temperature so it was easier to slice. Then I decorated it with some melted dark chocolate. I added the chocolate orange segments and some orange zest and it was ready to serve.

Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

The Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake was super creamy, packed with chocolate orange flavour and super fresh and delicious! The dark chocolate segments were really yummy too, with lots of orange flavour! I was so pleased with how this turned out, and I think it would really impress at a dinner party. It’d also be sooo delicious with a dollop of coconut cream! I’ve tested this out on non-vegans and they loved it too!

      

I’m linking this recipe up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too, Cook Blog Share hosted by Recipes Made Easy, Free From Fridays hosted by Freefrom Farmhouse, We Should Cocoa hosted by Tin & Thyme, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by Of Goats And Greens and Zoale.

 

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Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Servings 12

Ingredients

For the base

  • 300 g Bourbon chocolate biscuits or Oreos if not available
  • 90 g Dairy free butter

For the filling

  • 500 g Cashews soaked in water for 2 hours
  • 200 g Maple Syrup
  • 235 ml Coconut milk
  • 40 g Cocoa Powder
  • 100 ml Orange juice (1 orange)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Orange extract
  • 140 g Coconut oil melted

For the chocolate orange segments (makes 12)

  • 150 g Dark chocolate melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp Orange extract
  • 1 tsp Golden syrup

For decoration

  • 1 Orange zest only
  • 40 g Dark chocolate melted

Instructions

  1. Start with the biscuit base. Whiz up the biscuits into crumbs, add melted dairy free butter to the crumbs and mix together

  2. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin using the back of a spoon. Put it in the fridge to set

  3. To make the filling, mix together the cashews, orange juice, orange extract, cocoa powder, maple syrup and coconut milk

  4. Use a food processor to make the ingredients into a super smooth mixture

  5. Add the melted coconut oil in stages, mixing it well between each addition

  6. Pour the filling into the tin and smooth it on top. Put it in the freezer to set overnight or for at least 4 hours

  7. Make the chocolate orange segments by stirring the orange extract and golden syrup into the melted dark chocolate and pouring it into the mould. Set in the fridge, then pop out and store until ready to decorate

  8. Once the cheesecake is set, decorate it with some melted dark chocolate drizzled on top, the chocolate orange segments and some orange zest

  9. To serve, let it come to fridge temperature so it is easier to slice, it's also nicer to eat at fridge temperature. It must be stored in the fridge to keep it set. Portions can be frozen and eaten within a month

You can find more of my Vegan recipes by clicking here!

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Candy Cane Cheesecake (No Bake)

Candy Cane Cheesecake (No Bake)

In America, it’s popular to send candy cane grams to friends, but this is not a habit we’ve picked up on in the UK as yet. However, candy canes originated in Europe and we certainly have a fondness for eating and decorating our Christmas trees with them. These minty sweet treats inspired me to make a delicious no bake Candy Cane Cheesecake! I’ve made it with an oreo base rather than a biscuit one as the chocolate flavour pairs perfectly with the creamy mint filling. It’s decorated with white chocolate, whipped cream, crushed candy cane and sprinkles. As it’s no bake, it is perfect for making in advance so you can focus on Christmas dinner!

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To make the oreo base I whizzed the oreos into crumbs using my food processor.

I mixed in the melted butter and pressed the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. I put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

For the cheesecake filling I used my electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese, icing sugar and peppermint extract.

Once it was smooth with no lumps I added the double cream and whisked until it was very thick.

I smoothed the mixture into the tin on top of the oreo base, then put it in the fridge overnight.

To decorate, I melted the white chocolate and piped it all over the cheesecake.

Then I whipped up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla, and piped it all around the edges of the Candy Cane Cheesecake.

Candy Cane Cheesecake

I crushed up a candy cane and sprinkled it over the cream, then added candy cane sprinkles in the middle.

Candy Cane Cheesecake

This Candy Cane Cheesecake is absolutely yummy and has just the right amount of minty flavour! The oreo base is the ideal chocolatey partner to the fresh peppermint cheesecake, the white chocolate adds sumptuous sweetness while the candy cane pieces are deliciously crunchy.

Candy Cane Cheesecake

The Candy Cane Cheesecake was absolutely devoured by my friends at a dinner party recently, and me and my boyfriend easily finished off the leftovers! There’s something about the minty taste that counteracts the sweetness and means you can easily polish off a large slice, which is not a bad thing!

    

I’m linking this recipe up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too, Cook Blog Share hosted by Easy Peasy Foodie, Cook Once Eat Twice hosted by Searching For Spice, Bake of the Week hosted by Mummy Mishaps, and Fiesta Friday hosted by Everyday Healthy Recipes and The Not So Creative Cook.

 

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Candy Cane Cheesecake (No Bake)

Servings 12

Ingredients

For the oreo base

  • 300 g Oreos
  • 100 g Butter or baking spread melted

For the cheesecake

  • 750 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 200 g Icing sugar
  • 2 tsp Peppermint extract
  • 300 ml Double cream

For decoration

  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 1 tbsp Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 75 g White chocolate
  • 1 Candy cane
  • Candy cane (or red and white) sprinkles

Instructions

  1. To make the oreo base, whizz the oreos into crumbs using a food processor. Or put them in a bowl and bash them up with a rolling pin

  2. Mix in the melted butter and press the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin (you do not need to line the tin). Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes

  3. For the cheesecake filling, use an electric hand whisk or a stand mixer with a whisk attachment to mix together the cream cheese, icing sugar and peppermint extract

  4. Once it is smooth with no lumps, I add the double cream and whisk until it is very thick. You want it to be thick enough so that you have to shake or tap the spoon to get the mixture to drop off

  5. Smooth the mixture into the tin on top of the oreo base, then put it in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours to set

  6. Remove from the tin and put on your serving plate. Smooth the sides with a butter knife to create a neater finish

  7. To decorate, melt the white chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave. Start with a 30 second blast, stir it, then do 10 second blasts stirring in between each one until it's melted. Pour into a small piping bag, snip a little bit off the end and pipe it all over the cheesecake

  8. Whip up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla, either by hand or with an electric whisk. Put it into a piping bag fitted with a nozzle (I used a Wilton 2D) and pipe it all around the edges of the cheesecake

  9. Crush up a candy cane (I bashed mine in a bowl with a rolling pin) and sprinkle it over the cream, then add candy cane or red and white sprinkles in the middle

  10. Serve immediately, store any leftovers in the fridge and eat within 2 days

You can find more of my Cheesecake recipes by clicking here!

Candy Cane Cheesecake

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Double Chocolate Cheesecake (No Bake)

Double Chocolate Cheesecake (No Bake)

As someone who makes and eats desserts on a regular basis, it’s always so hard to pick my favourite. The classics never fail, like banoffee pie, chocolate fondant or creme brulee. I was recently sent the Dessert Collection by Lily O’Briens and asked to make my own dessert inspired by the collection. After doing some through chocolate eating research, my favourite just had to be the raspberry infusion. I adore the mix of tart raspberries with sweet dark chocolate, plus the chocolate has a hidden layer of white chocolate truffle inside! I mean, wow! This layer of white chocolate really inspired me to make this double chocolate cheesecake with a brownie base, and two layers of chocolate infused cheesecake. I went all out and topped the double chocolate cheesecake with marbled chocolate shards, whipped cream and meringue kisses too!

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The dessert collection contains six chocolates inspired by classic desserts: banoffee pie, passion fruit posset, key lime pie, raspberry infusion, hazelnut torte and creme brulee. I’ll certainly be treating some of my friends and family to a box of these at Christmas!

I started by making the brownie base. I melted the butter and dark chocolate together in a pan, then let it cool for 5 minutes.

In a bowl whisked together the egg and light brown sugar.

I added the melted chocolate and butter mixture to the eggs, whisking as I poured. Then I stirred in the flour and baking powder.

I poured the brownie batter into the tin, which I lined with baking paper at the bottom. It baked it on 180C for 15 minutes. I let it cool completely, then I removed it from the tin, peeled off the baking paper, then put it back in the tin.

To make the white chocolate cheesecake layer I used an electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth. I added the double cream and whisked the mixture until it was thick and held it’s shape. Then I folded in the grated white chocolate.

I smoothed it into the tin on top of the brownie base, then put it in the fridge to set for a couple of hours.

To make the dark chocolate cheesecake layer I used an electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese, cocoa powder and icing sugar until smooth. I added the double cream and whisked the mixture until it was thick and held it’s shape. Then I folded in the grated dark chocolate.

I smoothed it into the tin on top of the white chocolate layer, then put it in the fridge to set for a couple of hours.

Whilst the cheesecake layers were setting in the fridge I made the decorations. I started with the chocolate shards. I melted the dark chocolate and smooth it out into a rectangular shape onto a lined baking tray. Then I added the white chocolate in blobs all over it.

Using a cocktail stick I swirled the mixture around until it looked fully marbled and pretty.

Then I sprinkled freeze dried raspberry pieces all over it.

I put it in the fridge to set and when it was almost set, I chopped it into triangles using a very sharp knife. Then I put them back in the fridge to fully set.

To make the meringue I started by warming the caster sugar in the oven on a lined baking tray for 5 minutes at 200C. Meanwhile I whisked up the egg white until stiff peaks formed.

I poured the warmed sugar into the egg whites bit by bit whilst I continued to whisk. I kept going until I could rub the meringue between my fingers and not feel any sugar grains. This took around 5 minutes.

I put the meringue into a piping bad and piped little ‘kisses’ onto a lined baking tray.

I baked them on 90C for 30 minutes. They should easily peel off the baking paper when they are done. I let them cool.

Double Chocolate Cheesecake   Double Chocolate Cheesecake

To assemble and decorate the double chocolate cheesecake I pushed the wide end of the shards into it on one side, then I piped whipped cream all around them. I stuck some meringues to the cream, then sprinkled some more freeze dried raspberries all over it.

Double Chocolate Cheesecake

I was so pleased with the look of this double chocolate cheesecake, it came out just how I had imagined it in my mind (which is rare!) My family absolutely loved it too, the whole thing disappeared within minutes! It was so decadent and indulgent, with so much rich chocolate flavour and creamy cheesecake goodness.

Double Chocolate Cheesecake

This double chocolate cheesecake would make a fantastic centrepiece for an elegant dinner, family party or Christmas celebration. If you’re wanting something more casual, you can just make the cheesecake and decorate it with whipped cream and fresh raspberries.

      

I’m linking this double chocolate cheesecake recipe up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too, Cook Blog Share hosted by Easy Peasy Foodie, We Should Cocoa hosted by Tin & Thyme, and Fiesta Fridays hosted by Zoale and The Not So Creative Cook.

 

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Double Chocolate Cheesecake (No Bake) with chocolate shards and a brownie base

Servings 12

Ingredients

For the brownie base

  • 115 g Dark chocolate
  • 85 g Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 85 g Light brown sugar
  • 35 g Plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder

For the chocolate shards

  • 200 g Dark chocolate
  • 50 g White chocolate
  • 2 g Freeze dried raspberries

For the white chocolate cheesecake

  • 375 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 150 ml Double cream
  • 100 g Icing sugar
  • 100 g White chocolate grated

For the dark chocolate cheesecake

  • 375 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 150 ml Double cream
  • 100 g Icing sugar
  • 20 g Cocoa powder
  • 100 g Dark chocolate grated

For the whipped cream

  • 150 ml Double cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Icing sugar

For the meringues

  • 1 Large egg white
  • 80 g Caster sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Cream of tartar

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Line a 23cm springform tin with baking paper

  2. To make the brownie base melt the butter and dark chocolate together in a pan on a low heat, then let it cool for 5 minutes

  3. In a mixing bowl whisk together the egg and light brown sugar

  4. Add the melted chocolate and butter mixture to the eggs, keep whisking as you pour it in. Then stir in the flour and baking powder

  5. Pour the brownie batter into the tin and bake it for 15 minutes

  6. Let the brownie cool completely in the tin, then carefully remove it from the tin, peel off the baking paper at the back, then put it back in the tin

  7. To make the white chocolate cheesecake layer use an electric hand whisk or stand mixer to mix together the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth


  8. Add the double cream and whisk the mixture until it is thick and holds it's shape. Then fold in the grated white chocolate

  9. Smooth it into the tin on top of the brownie base, then put it in the fridge to set for a couple of hours

  10. To make the dark chocolate cheesecake layer I use an electric hand whisk or stand mixer to mix together the cream cheese, cocoa powder and icing sugar until smooth


  11. Add the double cream and whisk the mixture until it is thick and holds it's shape. Then fold in the grated dark chocolate

  12. Smooth it into the tin on top of the white chocolate layer, then put it in the fridge to set for a couple of hours

  13. Remove from the tin and put on your serving plate. Smooth the sides with a butter knife to create a neater finish

For the chocolate shards (optional)

  1. Melt the dark chocolate and white chocolate in separate bowls. You can do this either in glass bowls over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave - start with a 30 second blast, then do 10 second blasts stirring in between

  2. Smooth the dark chocolate out into a rectangular shape onto a baking tray like with baking paper. Add the white chocolate in blobs all over it

  3. Using a cocktail stick, swirl the mixture around until it looks fully marbled and all of the blobs of white chocolate have been swirled around

  4. Then sprinkle freeze dried raspberry pieces all over it

  5. Put it in the fridge to set and when it is almost set, chopped it into triangles using a very sharp knife. Then put the pieces back in the fridge to fully set

For the meringue (optional)

  1. To make the meringue warm the caster sugar in the oven on a lined baking tray for 5 minutes at 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Meanwhile whisk up the egg whites using an electric hand whisk of stand mixer until stiff peaks formed (when you can hold the bowl over your head without it falling on you!)

  2. Pour the warmed sugar into the egg whites bit by bit whilst continuing to whisk. Keep going until you can rub a little bit of the meringue between your fingers and not feel any sugar grains. This takes around 5 minutes

  3. Put the meringue into a piping bag fitted with a piping nozzle of your choice, and pipe little 'kisses' onto a lined baking tray

  4. Bake them on 90C/200F/(it's hard to convert this into Gas Mark as it's less than a half so do it on the lowest setting you can) for 30 minutes. They should easily peel off the baking paper when they are done. Let them cool

To decorate

  1. Whip up the cream with the icing sugar and vanilla using an electric hand whisk or stand mixer

  2. Push the wide end of the shards into the cheesecake, then pipe the whipped cream all around them. Stick some meringues to the cream, then sprinkle some more freeze dried raspberries all over it

You can find more of my Cheesecake recipes by clicking here!

NB. This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

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