Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
‘What could be better than an Easter egg?’, I hear you ask.
Well, how about an Easter egg stuffed with cheesecake?! Yep, you read that correctly.
Cheesecake stuffed Easter egg shells are cropping up all over social media of late, and they’re the perfect way to get in the mood for the holiday (even if there is still a month to go!).
A cheesecake stuffed Easter egg is… well, basically as it sounds. It’s a chocolate shell with a no-bake cheesecake set inside of it. Pretty genius, right?
The best thing about this trend is you can get as creative as you like. Opt for whatever Easter egg shell your heart desires – whether you’re partial to Cadbury’s, Nestlé or Lindt – then, you can stuff it with your most adored no-bake cheesecake recipe.
After that you can decorate it with mini eggs, chocolate sprinkles or pretty much anything you have in the cupboard.
The combinations are endless, and the best part is the cheesecake stuffed Easter egg is insanely easy to make, too.
Wanna make your own? Find one of Twisted’s simple no-bake cheesecake recipes below and simply set it in an Easter egg, rather than on a plate:
What you’ll need:
- 150g digestive biscuits, crushed
- 50g unsalted butter
- 500g cream cheese
- 250g greek yoghurt
- 28ml fresh lemon juice
- 60g icing sugar
- 50g mini marshmallows
- 5 Malteasters mini bunnies
- 75g milk chocolate, melted
- 25g large marshmallows
- 25g mini marshmallows
- 5 Malteaser bunnies
- 5 Galaxy caramel eggs
- Mix the biscuits and butter together until the mixture looks like wet sand. Press into a greased and lined 8-inch springform pan.
- Use the bottom of a flat bowl or spoon to press into the base of the tin evenly. Chill until ready to use.
- Whip the cream cheese, greek yoghurt, lemon juice, and, icing sugar together until smooth. Stir marshmallows and chopped Malteser Bunnies through the mix.
- Drizzle over the melted dark chocolate and using a knife swirl through the mixture.
- Pour into the prepared tin with the biscuit base. Smooth the top. Chill in the fridge for four hours or overnight for best results.
- Remove from the tin and top with more marshmallow, crushed bunnies, whole bunnies and halves of Galaxy Caramel Eggs. Drizzle over the dark chocolate and let chill for 10 minutes before slicing.
Oooof. Now imagine that in an Easter egg shell. It’s a sugar rush waiting to happen, and we’re not mad at it.
We should say, this concept of cheesecake has actually been around for a while now, however, the trend has been doing the rounds on social media over the last couple of years, and each Easter it just seems to be getting bigger.
If you fancy making one this year, here are some of our faves for inspo:
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to stock up on Easter eggs… this is all we’ll be eating until mid-April.