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Simnel Spiced Easter Cheesecake (No Bake)

Spiced cheesecake with raisin biscuit base

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cheesecake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Setting time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 16
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

Base

  • 80 g Butter melted
  • 250 g Fruit shortcake biscuits

Filling

  • 750 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 180 g Icing sugar
  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg

Decoration

  • 1 tbsp Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Almond extract
  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 1 pack of Golden Galaxy Eggs
  • A handful of Toasted flaked almonds
  • Golden confetti sprinkles optional
  • Edible golden glitter spray 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. Add the melted butter and mix together, then press the mixture into the bottom of a 23cm springform tin. Put it in the fridge for 30 mins to set

  3. For the cheesecake filling use an electric hand whisk to mix together the full fat cream cheese, the icing sugar, the cinnamon, mixed spice and nutmeg. Once it is combined add the double cream and continue to mix until it thickens

  4. Pour the filling over the biscuit base and smooth it down. Leave it in the fridge overnight, or for at least 4 hours, to set

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

  6. To decorate the cheesecake whip up the double cream along with the icing sugar and the almond extract. Pipe two rows of cream using a Wilton Number 6B Open Star tip, or any other rosette tip you have

  7. Add the Golden Galaxy Eggs all around the cheesecake in between the rows of cream, in the middle sprinkle a mixture of the toasted flaked almonds and the gold confetti sprinkles. Then add gold edible glitter all over the cheesecake as the final touch

  8. Store any leftovers in the fridge and eat within 3 days

Recipe Notes

Mixed spice is a British spice blend containing Cinnamon, Coriander Seed, Nutmeg, Clove, Pimento, Ginger. If you can't get hold of it, use a Pumpkin Spice mix instead