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Friday Food: Easiest No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Yes indeedy, that's the name of the recipe in the June Better Homes and Gardens magazine. It takes about 30 minutes to make and then 2 hours freezing time and it is ready to eat.

Everyone at Sewing said it tasted very yummy!!!

Do not try and make chocolate adornments when you have the hiccoughs/hiccups. It results in very wobbly spoon-like creations. Never mind they still taste very chocolaty.

Chocolate Ripple biscuits are plain chocolate flavoured biscuits, they are not chocolate coated at all.

I didn't have any Frangelico, well no liqueur at all. Instead I added some vanilla extract. If the mixture needs a little more liquid you could add some cold coffee.


The Easiest No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake   serves 6-8

  • 200-250g Chocolate Ripple biscuits
  • 80g butter, melted
  • 200g good dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tbspn cocoa powder
  • 60ml hazelnut liqueur
  • 150ml thickened cream 
  • 300g Philadelphia cream cheese at room temperature
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 200g dark chocolate extra for decorating
  • extra cocoa for dusting
  • extra whipped cream for serving

Put the biscuits in your food processor, or in a zip lock bag, and make crumbs.

BiscuitsAdd the melted butter and mix well.

Biscuits and butterLine a 20cm springform tin. I usually put the baking paper over the base and then clip it into the tin. It makes it easy to slide the finished cheesecake onto a plate. Press the biscuit mixture firmly into the tin and then refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Tinny tin tinMeanwhile, melt the chopped chocolate in your microwave, or in a bowl over some simmering water. Set it aside for about 15 minutes to cool.

I'm meltingWhip the cream to soft peaks and then fold in the cocoa. Now add a little of the cream to the cooled chocolate and fold gently. Add half the remaining cream and then the rest. Fold gently till it is all combined.

Cream and cocoa
Whip the caster sugar and cream cheese until the sugar is dissolved. I used the same bowl and beaters to save washing up. You can rub a little of the cream cheese between your fingers and it will not feel gritty: then it is ready. As before, fold a little cream cheese mixture into the chocolate and cream, then add more and continue to fold until it is well combined. Spread into the tin and smooth the top. Freeze for at least 2 hours.

Cream cheeseMelt the extra chocolate then pour into a small jug. Line a tray with baking paper and then the recipe says to make long spoon-like shapes. Really, I think any shape would be fine. Mine are hiccough wobbly. Refrigerate till set.

Chocolate spoons
Decorate* the cheesecake with the chocolate shapes.

The cake, the whole cheesecake
Serve with extra cocoa and cream if you so desire.This cheesecake was transported in the car so I chose to forgo the extra cocoa and whipped cream.

 A slice

*Hmm, there was a little giggling at my 'decorations'!!!



I saw that and thought I would make it. It would give me an excuse to buy Frangelico. Then I forgot when I was out shopping. I was desperate to get home to write complaining of bus driver who smelled heavily of beer and drove very badly. (Yes, really. It was scary.)

Now I see this, I must go and put Frangelico on shopping list in my phone. Yours looks very yummy indeed and I have a couple of occasions in the next few weeks where this would be very welcome. You will have to parcel up and mail me some of your motivation to do these cakes when there is just you at home.


It does look good and sound extra easy! I haven't made a cheesecake in years. MR doesn't like them but back in my high school/uni days I'd regularly whip one up for the family.

You need to make less chocolatey stuff so that you can enjoy the tastiness as well!!


It looks delicious. I love cheese cakes, chocolate ones or any other flavor.


Ohhh cheesecake. My fave!,,,,


Looks wonderful. I may have to make that myself :-) wobbly spoons included.


Yummy & the spoons look great. I have only attempted a cheese cake once & it was baked. It did not turn out well as the middle was not cooked. I like your no bake version & I may attempt it.


I love chocolate cheesecake!

How's Gilly feeling since her vet visit? Poor baby!


Oh dear, now I really want chocolate cheesecake! And I'm not really a cheesecake person! This looks delicious!




Oh my! That looks wonderful!


sometimes a no bake recipe is just the ticket. Nigella has a no bake cherry cheesecake I've made numerous times because it's so great to make something so simple and so tasty!

cath roberts

Oh lovely Recipie,you have some amazing cooking adventures!!

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