I have done a couple of no-bake cheesecake recipes now, but decided it was time to try and do something at least slightly different – so I thought a White Chocolate cheesecake would be ideal! Yes it is still chocolate themed, but chocolate is my weakness, so I simply couldn’t resist!
This recipe is delightfully light and utterly delicious, the cheesecake mixture is so fluffy and full of flavour, and it matches the fresh and dried strawberries PERFECTLY!
I always believe cheesecake is the perfect dessert for any occasion, whether it is baked or not! Using a no-bake recipe means you can obviously still create this delicious recipe without an oven or if you want to make it ahead of time it is super quick and easy!
– 125g butter, melted
– 300g of biscuits – I used Fox’s Vanilla Creams, but have also used biscuits such as Digestives
– 400g cream cheese (full fat preferably)
– 200ml double cream
– 75g icing sugar
– 200g white chocolate, melted
– Dried strawberries/raspberries
– Fresh strawberries/raspberries
1) Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a small crumb, and add the melted butter – either pulse in the food processor a few times till the mixture is combined, or mix it in a bowl. Tip the biscuits into a 8 inch/20 cm bake tin and press down firmly – chill in the fridge for at least an hour
2) Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave on short bursts until full melted – leave to cool whilst doing the rest
3) In a different bowl, mix the cream cheese with the icing sugar, and whip up the cream to soft peaks, until it holds itself, in a different bowl.
4) Once completed, fold the cream into the cooled melted chocolate, and then fold in the cream cheese
5) Pour the mix over the biscuit base, smooth over and chill in the fridge for at least 5-6 hours, or preferably overnight so it will definitely be set.
6) Once set, and ready to serve, sprinkle over some dried fruits such as strawberries – I find they give a lovely zing in comparison to the white chocolate filling, and serve with a bowl of fresh strawberries, or on top of the cheesecake!
Tips and Ideas
You could easily serve this cheesecake with practically any fruit you like, but I find strawberries work exceptionally well!
I always set my cheesecakes in the fridge overnight otherwise they risk being a little runny still and slipping off the biscuit base!
P.s. I definitely found it hard not to gobble this all up myself before it was even set – I am so impatient when it comes to cheesecake!!