I love a good cheesecake, who doesn’t! I have been perfecting many non-baked cheesecake recipes for years, from lemon to clementine & you can find my Biscoff recipe is here. Chocolate has to be my favourite though, I am a proper chocolate addict.
I visited my friends for dinner last week and I was in charge of dessert, I was browsing Pinterest, as you do, and with a cheesecake in mind, stumbled upon the idea of cheesecake filled easter eggs. Easter eggs are already in the supermarkets so I had to try this!
What you will Need
3 Cadbury’s Buttons Easter Eggs
250g Light Cream Cheese
120g Caster Sugar
180g Milk Chocolate
25g Cocoa Powder
150ml Double Cream
10 Digestive Biscuits
40g Unsalted Butter
Your favourite chocolates to decorate
How to Make
Put your chocolate in a heatproof bowl and melt over a pan of boiling water, once melted leave to cool down for ten minutes. Cream together the sugar and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Pop to one side.
Use a rolling pin and a food bag or a blender to crush your biscuits to crumbs. Melt your butter in the microwave using short 15 second bursts. Pour the melted butter into the biscuit mix and stir to combine well.
Pop your Easter egg halves in the fridge for 15 minutes so they are well chilled. Let the biscuit mix cool a little before dividing between your Easter egg halves and gently press down. Pop back in the fridge for 15 minutes to set.
Beat the double cream into soft peaks and then pour in the melted chocolate, fold until combined. Beat in the cream cheese mixture and add the cocoa powder, fold again until all mixed together and smooth.
Take the eggs out of the fridge and spoon the cheesecake mix equally into the eggs, gently smooth down the mixture, being careful to not disturb the biscuit base.
Add your favourite chocolate treats to the top, I went for mini Terry’s chocolate orange bites, Maltesers and Galaxy Golden eggs…Yummy! You can personalise each egg if you like to suit the recipient. Pop the eggs back in the fridge for an hour or until you are ready to eat them.
I saved the foil wrapper from my eggs and cut it in half to wrap around the bottom of the cheesecakes for that extra dramatic effect.
My friends loved this pudding, it is a lovely spin on a traditional cheesecake! This is every chocolate lover’s dream but would also work really well for any non-baked cheesecake flavour.