Monday, 30 March 2015

Creme Egg Cheesecake ~ Extra Easter Bake!


I do rather love creme eggs, however never fancied the creme egg brownies etc that pop up every year. I've never tried them, just the look is far too sickly for me. However, I came across a creme egg cheesecake, and because it only has small pieces of egg inside I thought I'd give it a go!
It was also super simple and the result looked and tasted far better than I ever expected and following requests, here's the recipe which is similar to the one I first found on www.tamingtwins.com 



INGREDIENTS

For the base ~ 
150g Digestive biscuits
80g Butter (melted)

For the filling~
280g Creme Cheese aka Phillidelphia 
70g Icing Sugar Sifted
280ml Full fat double cream whipped
Aprox 2 bags of mini creme eggs

To decorate~
Milk chocolate melted 
Icing sugar, one batch of white (or melted white chocolate) , one batch mixed with orange food gel 

INSTUCTIONS

  1. Making your base ~ Crush the biscuits in a bowl, I use the end of a rolling pin to get a fine crumb-like texture. 
  2. Melt your butter, pour and mix with the biscuits then press this into your tin.
  3. Combine the whipped cream, icing sugar and cream cheese together in a bowl.
  4. Cut your mini creme eggs into small pieces, about quarters and fold into the mixture.
  5. Pour your mixture into your tin, over your biscuit base and smooth with a palette knife.
  6. Chill in the frigde for around 3 hours, longer the better. 
  7. Melt your milk chocolate, I do this in a bowl over boiling water. transfer into a piping bag and pour over. Leave the chocolate to cool slightly before pouring over to ensure the cake doesn't start to melt. 
  8. Make your icing sugar with water, and colour half with orange food gel. Once in piping bags, drizzle over the cake as you did the chocolate.
  9. Lastly to decorate, I cut some more mini creme eggs in half and placed them on top of the cake. This is easier to do if they've been in the fridge a while! 




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8 comments:

  1. This looks super yummy! I may even have to give it a go at the weekend! We made the chocolate brownies last year and you are right about them being sickly but also super yummy!

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    1. Go for it! I'm making more this weekend :)

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  2. oh my goodness this looks absolutely delicious #mummymonday

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  3. This looks sooo yummy!!!! :)

    thankyou for linking up to #mummymonday :) Love, Gemma - host xo
    www.sunshineonacloudyday.co.uk

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  4. Looks absolutely amazing. Will have to give it a go for Easter.
    www.zoohood.co.uk

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  5. Ooo this looks incredible! Must have a go at making it :)

    Helen x

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  6. OMG looks amazing! Love cream eggs, made the brownies before but never a cheesecake so this is one to add to the list! #TwinklyTuesday

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  7. This looks utterly delicious! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

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