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No-Bake Mini Egg Cheesecake!

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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.. its Easter, which means a DELICIOUS excuse to make something I have wanted to create for aaaages.. a No-Bake Cadburys MINI EGG Cheesecake!!!

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 down right overwhelming success of my Mini Egg Drip Cake the other day, I know you will LOVE this recipe.

The digestives in the base gives a perfect biscuit crunch, and marries so well with the flavour of the cheesecake.. along with chunks of Mini Egg in every mouthful. A Vanilla Creamy Cheesecake filling, topped with sweetened cream, Chocolate, and even more mini eggs is heaven.

I did also decide to make this cheesecake a little deeper, as I prefer my cheesecake to look delicious in a slice, and not thin or flat. The little swirls of cream on the top, along with some mini eggs gives it the delicious ‘janes patisserie’ flare that I am obsessed with.

I did of course drizzle over some chocolate, as I just. can’t. resist. Its meant to be a show stopper, and it definitely is!

Whenever I make a cheesecake that doesn’t use something melted like chocolate to help it set, I tend to use Mascarpone as I find it sets SO much better as its firmer anyway, but Full-Fat Philadelphia is really good to use too – I just don’t like supermarket own brands. So anyway, enjoy this recipe.. and let me know how you get on!

I really desperately recommend using a 8″/20cm Deep Springform Tin in this recipe, and a 2D Closed Star Piping Tip for decoration! (Affiliate links). They’re my go-to bits and bobs for a cheesecake! However, some people do struggle with getting the cheesecake off the base.

I simply run a knife underneath the biscuit base, and it comes off. You can line the bottom of the cheesecake with parchment paper if you wish, but its a bit faffy to get off afterwards. The 2D Closed Star Piping Tip also gives the prettiest and easiest of swirls and its my go to tip for all decorating!


5 from 4 votes
No-Bake Mini Egg Cheesecake!
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

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!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cheesecake
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 498 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
Ingredients
Biscuit Base
  • 300 g Digestives
  • 150 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
Cheesecake Filling
  • 500-750 g Cream Cheese (Philadelphia/Mascarpone)
  • 100 g Icing Sugar
  • 300 ml Double Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 300 g Mini Eggs (Crushed)
Decoration
  • 150 ml Double Cream
  • 2 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • 100 g Melted Chocolate
  • Mini Eggs
Instructions
For the Biscuit Base
  1. 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. 

  2. Tip into an 8"/20cm Deep Springform Tin and press down firmly. Chill in the refrigerator whilst you do the rest!

For the Filling
  1. With an electric mixer (I used my KitchenAid or an electric Hand Whisk) Mix the Cream Cheese, Vanilla and Icing Sugar together until smooth.

  2. Once whisked, pour in the liquid double cream and continue to Whip the Cream Cheese/Cream Mixture until it is starting to thicken. 

  3. Don't whip it too fast, I whisk it on level 6/10 on my kitchenaid maximum. Too fast and it may split.. better to be slightly under whipped than over whipped!

  4. 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
  1. Carefully remove the cheesecake from the tin, and drizzle over some melted chocolate. 

  2. 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. 

Recipe Notes
  • Recipe Updated March 2017 - Original recipe used 750g of Cream Cheese rather than 500g, use the same method but with the extra Cream Cheese! Either is completely fine.
  • I recommend using a 8″/20cm Deep Springform Tin in this recipe, and a 2D Closed Star Piping Tip for decoration! (Affiliate links)
  • As this recipe doesn't use a chocolate to help it set, I prefer to use Mascarpone compared to Philadelphia as it created a firmer set - however, either will work as long as they're full fat!
  • 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!
Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Mini Egg Cheesecake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 270mg12%
Potassium 146mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1425IU29%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. These are only estimates.

ENJOY!

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88 Comments

  • Jackie
    March 12, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Hello Jane I keep getting butter seeping out from the base of my cheesecakes is there anything I can do to stop this. I usually microwave the unsalted butter
    Thank you

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 13, 2020 at 2:44 pm

      I personally have never experienced this! however, I can only think of maybe you’re microwaving it too much – you want it to only just be melted rather than completely separated (where layers can form in the butter)

  • Sarah
    March 11, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Hello Jane, this looks delicious and I’m going to make it this weekend for a family lunch. I’ve read the recipe notes as I was confused about the 500/750g cream cheese – I’m going to go with Mascarpone as you say this gives a firmer set but I’m unclear whether I need 500g or 750g – please could you explain which measure to use for either Philadelphia or Marscarpone? Thank you in advance

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 11, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      As mentioned on the post, you can use either weight, for either cream cheese. It doesn’t matter which.

    • Leala
      March 4, 2020 at 6:48 pm

      If you took it out the fridge after like 1 hour of setting and went somewhere and put it back in the fridge would it still be okay?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 4, 2020 at 7:37 pm

      I would suggest it being kept in a cool-bag with a couple of freezer blocks as generally it shouldn’t be kept out of the fridge temps for that long!

  • Simon
    May 25, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    5 stars
    How would you Remove the cheesecake from the base mine always break

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      May 25, 2019 at 4:21 pm

      Some tins are different than others, but I run a knife around the edge and lift it off! If you can struggle, you can try turning the base upside down (if your springform one has a big lip), or try lining it (but then battle with getting that off)! X

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  • Merriam
    April 8, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    5 stars
    Made this one this Easter and it was lush, everyone wanted some, might even be better than the rolo cheesecake…. Maybe! Again I found it easier to whisk the cream before adding it, makes it nice and firm even before refrigerating 😁

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      April 9, 2019 at 1:52 pm

      Ah yay! And yes, each to their own, I find whisking the liquid cream into the mix much easier and much much firmer!

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  • Kirsty
    June 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    5 stars
    I have just made this 😁
    I love your cheesecake recipies. I made the rolo caramel one last week and it was amaaazing 😀
    I’m just waiting for the mini egg one to set. I can’t wait to try it 😋
    Thank you for your clear easy to read instructions. I was a baking novice untill recently and i always use your recipe’s xx

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    • Jane's Patisserie
      June 20, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      Ahh thank you so much!! x

    • Cheryl Wilkes
      March 19, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      Could i say half all the ingredients to make a smaller version of this?

    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 19, 2019 at 7:22 pm

      Yes, it would just be quite small – I’d advise using a smaller tin x

  • Annie
    April 16, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Just made your cheesecake Jane it was amazing my daughter wanted it for her birthday. Tried a few of your recipe there awesome.

    Reply
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    March 29, 2018 at 9:47 pm

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  • Jessica
    March 21, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    What is 300ml of Double Cream? I am in Canada and the Double Devon Cream comes in 170g jars…

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 22, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      Double Cream is the fattiest liquid cream in the UK. It’s worth googling your alternative to it!

    • Christina
      March 29, 2018 at 11:24 pm

      I believe 35% fresh whipping cream is what you will need 🙂

  • Francesca Madel
    March 20, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    5 stars
    Very excited about this, I have just made the cheesecake and it’s in the fridge setting overnight. I plan to freeze it for Easter Monday… would you decorate before freezing or after? How long do you think it’ll take to defrost? TIA x

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      Hiya! I would decorate on the day of eating, so after freezing, and maybe to be safe take it out the night before you want to eat it but defrost in the fridge overnight x

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  • Carol
    February 25, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Any tips for getting the cheesecake of the base of the tin. If I line with baking parchment do you think it will slide onto a plate?

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      February 25, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      Hiya! Yes that should be fine. I run a knife underneath and it slides off, but some tins are slightly different so if that works for you then good! X

  • Bex
    February 18, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    I havent made a cheesecake in years – first ones never went well lol. But I saw this and thought I’ve GOT to try this I go nuts at easter for mini eggs!!!
    I made it and tested it with my family, OMG soooo lush!!! Thank you ur a big inspiration xxx

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  • Natalie
    February 15, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Hello
    In the recipe it states to use digestives but from some of the comments, people have used chocolate digestives? Does it matter whether plain or chocolate digestives is used? Thanks.

    p.s. I made your Maltesers cheesecake 2 weeks ago and it went down a treat with friends and colleagues!

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    • Jane's Patisserie
      February 15, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Hiya! It doesn’t matter which is used. If you use chocolate digestives you just need to use 25g less butter in the base. x

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  • Davina
    April 16, 2017 at 9:20 am

    Can I add melted chocolate to the mixture to help it set? If I do, what should I leave out?
    Likewise, if I use plain digestives can I pour melted chocolate in to help set the base?

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      April 16, 2017 at 9:28 am

      I wouldn’t advise using melted chocolate on the base, it really doesn’t need it. And you can just add in 250g melted milk chocolate if you like to the mix, you don’t need to take anything out. Follow my other chocolate style cheesecakes for advice, such as my Toblerone one.

    • Davina
      April 16, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Thank you. Its in the fridge for an overnight chill, it looks great. Ive made a cornflake cake nest with mini eggs in for the top.

  • Colette
    April 15, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Hi can you freeze this cheesecake? Not sure there will be enough left but just in case!!

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      April 15, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Yes you can! It just must be set fully overnight still, rather than just going straight to the freezer. x

  • Emily
    April 14, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Absolutely love your insta and your blog! Planning to make this amazing cheesecake for Sunday. Was wondering if you were to use 750g mascarpone do you need to increase the other ingredients please? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      April 15, 2017 at 6:32 am

      You can use between 500-750g cream cheese. It’s up to you. It can be either Full Fat Philadelphia, or mascarpone – both work well. ? (it’s just I originally stated using 750g, so I put that there for anyone who used that before)

  • Pam
    April 13, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Want to try the mini egg cheese cake but was wondering I could use Cool Whip ( a Canadian frozen whipped topping when thawed is very thick )
    Doesn’t the whipped cream go runny?

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      April 13, 2017 at 7:07 am

      Whipped cream is different to squirty cream if that’s what you’re thinking of? Once you whip up double cream it holds its shape as it has a 47% fat content. Squirty Cream comes in a can and won’t hold its shape at all. I wouldn’t know if the Cool Whip would work or not I’m afraid!

  • Natalie
    April 12, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Hi.. would it be the same amount of mascarpone cheese as it would cream cheese? And what if I mixes them? What amount of each.
    Loving your Easter recipes can’t wait to get stuck in xx

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      April 13, 2017 at 7:08 am

      Hiya! Yeah you can use whatever combination just aim for the same weight x

  • Ashley
    April 12, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Hey, would love to try this recipe but do you have it in cups instead of grams tried to do a conversion online but it will be 1.3 cups for example. I don’t want to mess it up. Thanks. 🙂

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    • Jane's Patisserie
      April 12, 2017 at 8:40 am

      Hiya – I don’t I’m afraid as I find cup measurements unreliable and I hate them aha! If you can, I suggest investing in a set of digital scales as it makes baking a lot easier! Or try converting into ounces ?

    • Ashley
      April 13, 2017 at 1:24 am

      Thank you for your reply. I’ll see what I can do 🙂

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  • Rina
    March 8, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Love this cheesecake and can’t wait to make it! Quick question though, what type of chocolate do you use to do the chocolate drizzle? Bars that I have used never leave a thin, pretty drizzle like your’s, just a blobby mess!! Xx

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 8, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      I use any milk chocolate.. but I use disposable piping bags and snip the end off, so it’s a clean drizzle ? I buy my chocolate in 2.5kg bags, but any supermarket bought chocolate would do the same! Key is the disposable bags!

  • Andy
    March 8, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I’ll make this. Good to see an egg free recipe that I can make for my daughter who is allergic to eggs (not chocolate ones). Looks lovely

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  • Caroline
    March 26, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Thanks for your quick feedback! x

    Reply
  • SV
    March 26, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Hi, I plan on making this tomorrow. Never made a non-bake cheesecake. Just wondering if it turns out liquidy or anything. What should I do? Can I put it in the bake worst case scenario?? Lol the ice cream comment got me worried!

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 27, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Don’t think so negatively before you start – thats never a good idea! You won’t be able to bake it, but if you take it too far you can transfer it into a dish with sides (so it doesn’t have to hold itself) or yes, turn it into ice-cream! 🙂

    • SV
      March 27, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Made it! Looks great! Can’t wait to try it this evening for Easter! Happy Easter!

    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 27, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      Ahh great! Happy Easter to you too!

  • Noel
    March 25, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    I’m making this tomorrow but sadly we can’t find Chocolate Digestives in the US ? Makes me very sad but I have lived in the Stated since 98 so chocolate graham crackers will have to do… SO EXCITED to try this and then going to stock up on mini and Creme eggs after the holiday so I can make your others!!! So happy to find this

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 26, 2016 at 8:11 am

      Awh haha its okay, you’ll be fine with the chocolate graham crackers!! Enjoy!’

  • Laura Parsons
    March 25, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I made your role caramel cheesecake at Christmas it was a big hit going to give this one a go for Easter Sunday…love your recipes

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 25, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      Aww I’m so glad my Rolo one was a hit – and I really hope you enjoy this one too! Thank you!!

  • Caroline
    March 23, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Hi Jane,

    I can’t get my hands on double cream in Holland. What can I use instead? Just plain whipped cream?

    Greetings, Caroline

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 23, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Hiya! You won’t be able to use already whipped cream, do you have an equivalent of double cream? or do you mean whipping cream? x

    • Caroline
      March 24, 2016 at 12:20 pm

      Hi Jane,

      I mean whipping cream which still needs to be whipped. 😉

      Greetings, Caroline

    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 24, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Okay yes that should work as long as it’s the fattiest liquid cream you can find ☺️?

    • Caroline
      March 25, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      It’s 35% fat. Is that enough you think? 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 25, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      Ah yes that should work fine!! x

  • Lynsey - One More Slice
    March 10, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Oh my word! Mini eggs are the best thing about Easter so this is definitely going to be made ASAP! L x

    Reply
  • Sammie
    March 10, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    So I think I’m going to have to employee you as my personal dessert chef as you make all the things I love, from the Caramac cupcakes to Toblerone cookies and now minim eggs – in and on a cheesecake. Oh btw I love a decent thick base on a cheesecake and I’m totally sole on choccie digestives. Brilliant ? When I become a millionaire I will employ you xx. Sammie

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 10, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Yes! I can’t hack a cheesecake if it has a thin biscuit base, I need lots of biscuit! And yes you totally should, I’d be more than willing! Thank you xxx

  • Harriet @lifewithmrslee
    March 10, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    I made your crunchie one at Christmas and although it took two attempts as my first one sadly split, it was amazing!!! Everyone loved it! I think I may have to try this one for easter! Thanks for sharing xo

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 10, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Ohhh well I’m glad the second one worked – I’m sure you’ll love this one too! xx

  • Sarah Shanahan
    March 10, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Definitely going to try this for Easter Sunday! Thinking I’ll do a mix of Philadelphia and mascarpone.i made the rolo cheese cake at christmas and it was so easy to make and delicious!

    Reply
  • Jasmine
    March 9, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    I can’t get over how beautiful this is!

    Reply
  • Angela
    March 9, 2016 at 11:33 am

    My cholesterol and I thank you for this!

    Lol 😉

    Reply
  • AnitaCuisine
    March 9, 2016 at 11:31 am

    woow, this look so good, and the pictures are very nice ! I’ve saved the recipe to try it latter ! 🙂

    Reply
  • Frances Sutherland
    March 9, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Looks so good and love the mini eggs topping!

    Reply
  • Kelly
    March 9, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Looks delicious. I always like to use chocolate covered biscuits as a base too, choc hobnobs are good. You can never have too much chocolate!

    Reply
  • Jhuls
    March 9, 2016 at 9:19 am

    You are really very good at these no-bake cheesecakes, Jane. Oh no! You are good at anything! 😀
    I tried making one of your no-bake cheesecakes, but I got a total meltdown. Uhm, more like of a melted ice cream. 😀 I think I did not whip the cream nicely. Oh well… that is life. But I will try again. 🙂

    This one looks fabulous, btw. x

    Reply
    • Jane's Patisserie
      March 9, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Ohh it’s okay – at least you know for next time! If in doubt, freeze it slightly so you have a frozen Icecream style cheesecake – still delicious! Thank you!!! x

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