I'm generally pretty careful about what the girls eat and how we fuel their busy bodies, but on Easter Sunday all bets are off.
We let them eat chocolate before breakfast. I'm not sure what qualified medical professionals let their kids eat at Easter, but I figure if they're going to eat all that chocolate they're probably better getting it over and done with, then brushing their teeth.
That said, I don't see why kids should have all the fun at Easter, so I've put together a no bake Easter cheesecake recipe. You can tailor the taste to suit your family and fill it with their favourite Easter eggs.
no bake Easter cheesecake
Yield 1 cake
Include your favourite Easter eggs in this delicious and simple no bake Easter cheesecake.
250g plain chocolate biscuits
3 tsp gelatine
2 tbs boiling water
500g cream cheese
⅔ cup caster sugar
250g of your favourite solid Easter eggs (retain a few for decorating)
cadbury mini eggs
malteser mini bunnies
2 tbs drinking chocolate
Grease and line a 20cm spring-form pan. Using a food processor, blitz the biscuits to fine crumbs. Add the melted butter and process until combined. Press the biscuit mixture over the base of the pan. Refrigerate.
Pour the boiling water into a heatproof jug and sprinkle the gelatine on the surface. Whisk until dissolved. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer, whip 300ml of cream and set aside. Then beat together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually beat the bloomed gelatine mixture into the mix. Gently fold in the whipped cream and unwrapped Easter eggs.
Spoon the mixture into the spring-form pan, level the top with a spatula. Cover and refrigerate overnight or until set.
Before serving remove the cheesecake from the tin and place on serving platter. Dust the top of the cake with drinking chocolate and decorate the top of the cake with mini eggs, bunnies and reserved Easter eggs.
I chose to include whole Easter eggs in the cheesecake. This made it a bit more fiddly to slice, but it meant everyone got a few whole Easter eggs in their slice.
You may choose to roughly chop the Easter eggs before folding them into the cheesecake mixture.
Whatever you're doing for Easter this year, I wish you a happy and safe break,
Looking for more cheesecake recipes?
You might like dark chocolate and ginger cheesecake, roasted nectarine and ginger syrup cheesecake, baked chocolate rum cheesecake, or no-bake strawberry cheesecake slice.