I don’t know about you, but I love cheesecake. I love all kinds of cheesecake – plain vanilla ones, cheesecake with fruit on top, chocolate cheesecake,… you name it, I like it.
But I have to say that one of my absolute favourites is one that I make from a recipe by Martha Stewart. Her “No-bake Chocolate-Crust Cheesecake” is divine!
It’s got a gorgeous texture to the filling – light, almost mousse-like. The other thing that I love is how easy it is to make. I think my record so far is 15 minutes – start to finish!
The other day, my loved ones and I had been invited to a BBQ with friends, and I had been tasked with making dessert. I asked my little one what I should make, and straight away he answered “chocolate cheesecake”.
A traditional cheesecake takes time – the mixing, the baking in a water bath at low temperature, and the resting…. Time I didn’t have after a long day at work.
So, in my haste, I made something up that turned out to be pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself. (Well, so did the other taste-testers!!).
I basically took Martha’s recipe, added a few things, changed some other things, and ended up with a gorgeous No-bake Chocolate Mocha Mousse Cheesecake that is to die for!!
With the bank holiday this weekend, it is the perfect dessert to make – it’s quick and easy, no oven is required, and it pleases the masses (big and small!).
I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
|Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Omnimedia|
No-bake Chocolate Mocha Mousse Cheesecake
Another way to make this is in individual portions. Place the filling mixture into individual glasses (martini or wine glasses are perfect for this!) and sprinkle the tops with the biscuit crumbs. Then pour the raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries on the top!