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A Delicious & Sweet No-Bake Vanilla Mini Egg Cheesecake with a Buttery Biscuit Base, full to the brim with Mini Eggs – Perfect *non*bake for Easter!
SO like, yeah… it’s Easter, which means a DELICIOUS excuse to make something I have wanted to create for aaaages.. a No-Bake Cadburys MINI EGG Cheesecake!!! One of the best cheesecakes to ever grace my blog if we are being entirely honest.
I just can’t cope with how in love with this I am. What could be better than an easter themed cheesecake recipe?! After the success of my Easter Nest Cupcakes last year, and the downright overwhelming success of my Mini Egg Drip Cake the other day, I know you will LOVE this recipe.
This recipe is meant to be the most spectacular easter showstopper, and it achieves that in such a simple way. At the end of the day, the cheesecake has a simple biscuit base, vanilla cheesecake filling, and a little more pizazz with the mini eggs stuffed throughout!
The digestives in the base give a perfect biscuit crunch and then marry so well with the flavour of the cheesecake. I used a plain digestive, but you can easily make the base chocolate-themed by adding 25g of cocoa powder to the base, or you can use a different biscuit entirely.
If you wanted to use a different biscuit, such as a chocolate-coated biscuit, a filled biscuit-like an oreo, shortbread, or a ‘light’ biscuit, you would want to reduce the butter in the base of the recipe by at least 1/3 – these biscuits definitely require less and you don’t want it swimming in butter.
I press the biscuit base into the bottom of a 8″/20cm deep springform tin because they are the perfect size for my cheesecake recipes – the springform function of the tin makes it so much easier to remove the cheesecake from the tin once it has set overnight.
For the filling, as I always say… it is SO IMPORTANT to use full-fat soft cream cheese. You really must use full-fat so that the cheesecake sets correctly! If you don’t use full-fat you risk the cheesecake being a sloppy mess, and no one wants that do they.
If you like a cheesecake to be slightly more tart in flavour, and slightly less sweet, I would recommend using a soft cheese such as Philadelphia original, because it has a classic cheesecake flavour. If you want your cheesecake to be sweeter, a full-fat mascarpone would work well.
I crush my mini eggs with my pestle & mortar, but you can crush them with a rolling pin inside the bag they come in, or in a sandwich bag – if you must use a knife, use the side of the blade and don’t try to actually chop them as they may go flying!
Once the cheesecake has set fully overnight (or at least 5-6 hours in the fridge) you can remove it from the tin and happily decorate. I did a usual Jane’s Patisserie style decoration with a drizzle of melted chocolate, whipped cream swirls, and all the mini eggs.
I really desperately recommend using a 8″/20cm Deep Springform Tin in this recipe, and a 2D Closed Star Piping Tip for decoration! They’re my go-to bits and bobs for a cheesecake and I just love them to pieces if I am honest.
If you struggle to get your cheesecake off the base, you can line it if you wish – but I don’t. I simply run a knife underneath the biscuit base, and it comes off. If you find your cheesecake hasn’t quite set enough you can place it in the freeze for about an hour before serving to firm it up enough! Enjoy! x
No-Bake Mini Egg Cheesecake!
- 300 g digestives
- 150 g unsalted butter/stork
- 600 g full-fat soft cream cheese
- 100 g icing sugar
- 300 ml double cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 300 g mini eggs (crushed)
- 150 ml double cream
- 2 tbsp icing sugar
- 50 g melted milk chocolate
- 100-200 g mini eggs
For the Biscuit Base
- Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a fine crumb, or mash them up in a bag/bowl and add the melted butter - pulse a few times until it is combined well.
- Tip into an 8"/20cm Deep Springform Tin and press down firmly. Chill in the refrigerator whilst you do the rest!
For the Filling
- In a large bowl, add the full-fat soft cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla extract - whisk until smooth.
- Once whisked, pour in the double cream and continue to whip the mixture until it is lovely and thick - alternatively you can whip the cream separately until thick and fold through the cream cheese mixture.
- Once its thick, fold through the chopped up mini eggs. Spread onto the biscuit base and spread evenly. Leave to set in the fridge, covered, for 5-6 hours, or preferably over night.
For the Decoration
- Carefully remove the cheesecake from the tin, and drizzle over some melted chocolate.
- Decorate with some whipped cream... Whip together the double cream & icing sugar and pipe on in swirls! Add a Mini Egg per slice, and sprinkle over some crushed mini eggs.
- I use this tin for this cheesecake
- I use this piping tip for the decoration
- I always set my cheesecakes in the fridge overnight otherwise they risk being a little sloppy still and you're more likely to get a better result for the longer you leave it!
- This Cheesecake will last covered in the fridge for 3 days!
- And yes, the colour may run slightly from the mini eggs, but this is just normal as its being refrigerated!
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