Biscoff spread by the brand Lotus is a big hit in my house, although my boyfriend eats most of it! I'm not a huge fan of it straight from the jar (or on toast, which is how my boyfriend usually eats it!), but I love it in desserts. I've made a few Biscoff desserts so far, and I thought it was about time for a No Bake Biscoff Cheesecake! The base is Biscoff biscuits of course, the cream cheese filling is infused with Biscoff spread and it's topped with whipped cream, melted Biscoff spread and Biscoff biscuits! Did I say Biscoff enough times?!
Ingredient Tips & Equipment Information
- It is really important to stick to the ingredients and use full fat cream cheese and double cream (a cream with a 48% fat content), both of these ingredients are essential to ensure the no bake cheesecake sets. If you want to make a low fat version, I suggest doing this in small dessert glasses or ramekins as they will not set well enough to be sliced.
- I am based in the UK and I find that Philadelphia cream cheese is the thickest and best quality cream cheese to use for no bake cheesecakes. I have made many cheesecakes with supermarket own brand cream cheeses too, and they have worked great. If you can though, I think it is worth spending a little more for Philadelphia (and no they haven't paid me to say this!)
- You can use either butter or baking spread for the biscuit base, I find that baking spread makes the cheesecake easier to remove from the tin as it doesn't make the base set as solidly.
- You can find lots of answers to common no bake cheesecake questions on my How To Make A No Bake Cheesecake guide. If you've never made a no bake cheesecake before, I highly recommend reading through my guide first!
- Although I provide cup measurements, I highly recommend weighing your ingredients out using digital kitchen scales*. It is the most accurate way to measure ingredients and will ensure the best results. Digital scales are very low cost and can be purchased for around £12 ($16.50) .
- For teaspoon (tsp) and tablespoon (tbsp) measurements, please use measuring spoons* and not the type of spoons you eat with. Again this will ensure accuracy and provide the best results.
For the full recipe with measurements, head to the recipe card at the end of this post.
How to make a Biscoff Cheesecake
To make the base use a food processor to whizz up the biscuits into crumbs. 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.
For the cheesecake filling, use an electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese, Biscoff spread and icing sugar. Once it is smooth with no lumps, add the double cream and whisk until it is very thick and holds it’s shape.
Then smooth the mixture into the tin on top of the biscuit base and put it in the fridge overnight to set.
Remove it from the tin, and warm the Biscoff spread in the microwave. Then drizzle it all over the cheesecake. Then whip up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla, and pipe it all around the edges of the cheesecake.
What is Biscoff?
Biscoff spread, made by the brand Lotus, is also known as cookie butter. It has a deep caramel flavour and a hint of cinnamon and other spices. Lotus are best known for their biscuits, which are commonly served with coffee. The biscuits are used to make the spread, and you can buy it in crunchy and smooth varieties. The spread is similar to Nutella or peanut butter in terms of texture, but it has a unique flavour. It’s also naturally vegan.
How do you remove a no bake cheesecake from the tin?
To see step by step photos and a video showing you how to remove a no bake cheesecake from the tin, as well as the answers to lots of other common no bake cheesecake questions, check out my How to make a No Bake Cheesecake guide!
How do you make sure the cheesecake sets?
When you’re mixing the filling, you want it to get to a stage where you can scoop some up with your spatula or spoon and you have to give it a tap on the side of the bowl or slight flick of the wrist to get the mixture off the spoon. If it’s sloppy and slides right off the spoon without any encouragement needed, then you need to mix it more. Always use an electric mixer for best results. It’s also very important to use full fat cream cheese and double cream (heavy cream), as any low fat versions will affect the setting of the cheesecake. I always set my cheesecake overnight in the fridge, I’d suggest a minimum of 4 hours.
How long does the cheesecake last and can it be frozen?
The cheesecake should be stored in the fridge and will last for 3-4 days. You can freeze the undecorated cheesecake, however you do need to let it set in the fridge first. Setting it in the freezer will affect the texture and it won't be as nice. Once it's set in the fridge, you can remove it from the tin and put the cheesecake in a box or tupperware. You could also slice it up, and freeze in portions. Then you can easily defrost a few slices at a time depending on when you'd like some cheesecake!
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Recommended Equipment and Ingredients*
- 23cm Springform tin
- Electric hand mixer
- Biscoff spread
- Food processor
- Piping bags
- Wilton 2D Piping nozzle
- Biscoff biscuits
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Biscoff Cheesecake (No Bake)
For the biscuit base
- 300 g Lotus Biscoff biscuits
- 125 g Butter or baking spread melted
For the cheesecake filling
- 600 g Full fat cream cheese
- 300 g Biscoff spread
- 125 g Icing sugar
- 300 ml Double cream
For the decoration
- 75 g Biscoff spread
- 300 ml Double cream
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp Icing sugar
- 16 Lotus Biscoff biscuits
- 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
- 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
- For the cheesecake filling use a food mixer with a whisk attachment or an electric hand whisk to mix together the cream cheese, Biscoff and icing sugar until smooth with no lumps
- Add the double cream and whisk until it is very thick and holds it's shape
- 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
- Remove from the tin and put on your serving plate. Smooth the sides with a butter knife to create a neater finish
- To decorate, warm the Biscoff for 30-45 seconds in the microwave and pipe or drizzle it all over the cheesecake
- Then whip up the double cream with the icing sugar and vanilla, and pipe it all around the edges of the cheesecake
- Place the Lotus Biscoff biscuits on top of the cream. The biscuits will go soft after several hours in contact with the cream so add them later if you're not serving the cheesecake straight away
- Serve immediately, store any leftovers in the fridge and eat within 2 days
If you like this, check out more of my Cheesecake recipes!
NB. this post is NOT sponsored by Lotus Biscoff - I just love their products!