No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

No-bake Chocolate CheesecakeRich and creamy no-bake chocolate cheesecake. Though I personally prefer baked cheesecake and generally I’m not a fan of using gelatin, I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone on this one, and it was worth it! While this no-bake cheesecake firms up from gelatin, it has a light texture and the result isn’t jelly like but more of a sturdy chocolate pudding. The texture isn’t as dense as baked, it’s completely smooth and melts in the mouth.No-bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Cheesecakes are my favourite type of cakes for two reasons; a) they have CHEESE in them! and b) they aren’t as sweet as layer cakes tend to be. Sure this cake has sugar, in the chocolate, Oreos and the recipe itself but it has a punch of strong coffee that nicely balance the sweetness – though if you don’t know there’s coffee, you won’t notice it. So even if you aren’t a coffee lover, I still recommend that you use that spoonful to dissolve the gelatin in and add to the cake.No-bake Chocolate Cheesecake

I’m going through a sort of pantry cleaning baking at the moment, or at least I’m out of plain flour and Oreos for now. πŸ˜€ Β It’s Passover and the local stores aren’t selling any chametz, except for a certain chain of stores that I had to visit this week to get some coconut oil (as far as I understand coconut oil itself isn’t forbidden, it’s just the brands don’t have required certificates to be sold during Passover). Two more days and I will be able to stack my stash again, and anyway it’s not a biggie as I can use self-rising flour to most of the things I bake and my husband has anyway asked me to make some buns from matzo meal, so I better get on with that before the holiday ends! Happy Passover for those who celebrate! (And if you do, save this recipe for after Pesach, as it’s so good with Oreo crust πŸ˜‰ )

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Rich & Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake with Oreo cookie crust, topped with blackberries and shaved chocolate.
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Passive Time
4hours
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Passive Time
4hours
No-bake Chocolate Cheesecake
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Rich & Creamy Chocolate Cheesecake with Oreo cookie crust, topped with blackberries and shaved chocolate.
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Passive Time
4hours
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Passive Time
4hours
Ingredients
  • Crust
  • 8 Oreo cookies crushed, filled removed
  • 25 grams unsalted butter melted
  • Filling
  • 2 gelatin sheets
  • 100 grams dark chocolate melted
  • 120 grams Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 60 grams sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hot strong coffee
  • 150 mililiters cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Decorations
  • blackberries
  • chocolate shaved
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. Prepare a 15 x 8 cm cake tin with parchment paper on the bottom.
  2. Crush Oreo cookies after removing the filling , then mix with melted butter (see simple way described in recipe notes) and press the mixture on bottom of the prepared cake tin.
  3. Place gelatin sheets in cold water and leave it for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile mix melted chocolate and cream cheese until incorporated, then add sugar and continue mixing.
  5. Remove gelatin sheets from water and gently squeeze them dry, then add to hot coffee and mix until fully dissolved.
  6. Slowly pour the gelatin mixture in the chocolate cream cheese mixture while constantly mixing.
  7. Add vanilla to the cream and whip until soft peaks form, then fold it in the chocolate cream cheese mixture.
  8. Pour over the crust, even the top by using a small spatula. Then refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  9. Before removing from the cake tin carefully run a knife or metal spatula around the cake, then unclip the tin and remove the sides.
  10. Using a large cake server lift the cake onto serving plate.
  11. Place decorations on top, serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Crushing Oreos
Simple way of making the crust mixture is using a zipper lock bag to crush the Oreos in, rolling over with a rolling pin. Once crushed pour the melted butter in and make the mixture in the bag.

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