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

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 5-6 hours to set

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve, it will last for 3 days in the fridge

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Candy Cane Cheesecake

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Peaches & Cream Tart with Fresh Mint

Peaches & Cream Tart with Fresh Mint

This yummy Peaches & Cream Tart with Fresh Mint pairs together fresh mint with creamy cheesecake and sweet juicy peaches. It is the perfect summer dessert and it would be a fabulous make ahead option for a dinner party or BBQ. It’s so easy to make as well with ready made pastry and pre-prepared peaches, there’s hardly any work required! And all the better so you can get to the best bit – eating it!

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I used a sheet of ready made puff pastry for the base, I went for Jus Roll Light as I’ve used it many times before. Once it had come to room temperature I rolled it out onto a baking tray.

I drained the sliced peaches and put them on some kitchen towel. I also put more kitchen towel over the top and pressed out any excess moisture.

For the cheesecake topping I whisked together 150g full fat cream cheese and 50g caster sugar until smooth. Then I added 1 egg and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and whisked again until smooth.

I spread the cheesecake mixture out onto the pastry using a palette knife.

Then I added the peach slices in a neat design, and I glazed the edges of the pastry with some beaten egg.

I baked it on 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 25 minutes, then left it to cool completely before sprinkling 6 chopped up mint leaves all over.

Peaches & Cream Tart with Fresh Mint

I could’ve eaten this whole Peaches & Cream Tart with Fresh Mint myself it was so delicious… And I nearly did!

Peaches & Cream Tart with Fresh Mint

The only struggle you might face with making this Peaches & Cream Tart with Fresh Mint is sharing it!

       

I’m linking this recipe up with Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too, and Cook Blog Share hosted by Easy Peasy Foodie.

 

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Peaches & Cream Tart with Fresh Mint

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry (320g)
  • 150 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 50 g Caster sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 300g Tinned sliced peaches (1 and a half 410g cans)
  • 6 Fresh mint leaves
  • Beaten egg or milk for glazing

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and if chilled, let the pastry come to room temperature

  2. Roll the pastry out onto a baking tray, if the pastry doesn't come with baking paper then line the tray first

  3. Drain the sliced peaches and put them on a plate or tray lined with a few pieces of kitchen towel.  Use a few more pieces of kitchen towel to press out any excess moisture from the top

  4. For the cheesecake topping whisk together the full fat cream cheese and caster sugar until smooth. Then add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk again until smooth

  5. Spread the cheesecake mixture out onto the pastry using a palette knife, leaving about 1cm gap around the edge

  6. Add the peach slices on top of the cheesecake mixture in a neat design, then brush the gap around the edge of the pastry with the beaten egg or milk


  7. Bake it for 25 minutes, then leave it to cool completely before sprinkling 6 chopped up mint leaves all over it

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Chocolate Mint Cake

Chocolate Mint Cake

Chocolate and mint has got to be one of the most classic dessert combinations out there. The freshness of the mint cuts through the sweetness of chocolate perfectly. This Chocolate Mint Cake is for all the chocolate and mint fans out there – I know there are a lot of you! It’s a really special and impressive cake, so I think it would be great for a celebration or a birthday. It is also pretty easy to make and decorate too as it doesn’t involve any special techniques. The buttercream is the glue that sticks all the chocolate to the cake, and you don’t have to add the green ribbon but I think it does make the Chocolate Mint Cake look extra special and dressed for a party!

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To make the chocolate sponge I creamed the butter and sugar together, then whisked in the eggs and milk, and then whisked in the cocoa powder, self rasing flour and baking powder.

 

I divided the mixture beteween two lined cake tins and baked them for 35 minutes, then left them to cool completely.

For the buttercream I mixed together icing sugar, butter, cocoa powder, milk and peppermint extract.

 

I placed the first sponge on my cake stand and piped some buttercream onto it, then I sandwiched it with the second sponge.
 
Then I smoothed more buttercream around the sides in a thin layer, and used it to stick the mint Matchmakers all around the cake. Then I added a green ribbon and tied it in a nice bow.

I spread more buttercream over the top of the cake in a generous layer, then placed the Aero Bubbles on top neatly – of course you can just chuck them on haphazardly if you’re not as much of a neat freak as me!

Chocolate Mint Cake

I love how special this Chocolate Mint Cake looks, and you don’t need any cake decorating skills or experience at all to make it look this good! Just a bit of patience as you stick all the chocolates down one by one, and it’s so worth it.

Chocolate Mint Cake

The Chocolate Mint Cake is so yummy, and the coolness of the mint makes it easy to eat a big slice as it cuts through the sweetness – this could be a good or bad thing!!

Chocolate Mint Cake

Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 350 g Butter or baking spread
  • 350 g Caster sugar
  • 6 Eggs
  • 300 g Self raising flour
  • 50 g Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Milk

For the buttercream

  • 350 g Butter or baking spread
  • 620 g Icing sugar
  • 80 g Cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp Peppermint extract
  • 2 tbsp Milk

For decoration

  • 3 packs Mint Matchmakers
  • 3 packs Aero Bubbles
  • Green ribbon

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and grease and line two 8" cake tins

  2. To make the chocolate sponge, mix the butter and caster sugar in a large bowl with a spoon until fluffy, or mix using an electric mixer

  3. Add the eggs and milk, and whisk until fully incorporated

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

  5. Divide the mixture between the two tins, use scales for accuracy

  6. Bake them for 35 minutes, check they are done by inserting a skewer or cocktail stick in the middle and if it comes out clean the cake is done, then remove from the tins and leave them to cool on a cooling rack

  7. For the buttercream mix together the icing sugar, butter, cocoa powder, milk and peppermint extract either by hand or with an electric whisk until smooth

  8. Placed the first sponge on your cake stand and pipe or spread some buttercream onto it, then sandwich it with the second sponge

  9. Smooth more buttercream around the sides in a thin layer, and use it to stick the mint Matchmakers all around the cake

  10. Tie the green ribbon around the cake in a nice bow

  11. Pipe or spread more buttercream over the top of the cake in a generous layer, then placed the Aero Bubbles on top neatly or in a big pile if you like!

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