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Easter Egg Cheesecake

Got leftover Easter eggs to use up? Try incorporating them into an easy no-bake vanilla cheesecake. Chill the cheesecake overnight for the best results.

Prep: 20 mins
Difficulty: Easy
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

vegetable oil, for the tin
200g digestive biscuits
80g unsalted butter, melted
250g chocolate mini eggs or leftover Easter eggs
400g full-fat soft cheese
150g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
400g double cream

METHOD

  1. Oil a 20cm deep springform cake tin and line with baking parchment. Tip the digestive biscuits into a food bag or the bowl of a food processor and crush or blitz to a fine crumb. Mix with the melted butter, then press into the base of the prepared cake tin and chill for 30 mins.
  2. Roughly chop half the chocolate mini eggs. Beat the soft cheese with the icing sugar and vanilla until just combined using an electric whisk. Clean the beaters, then beat the double cream to stiff peaks in a separate bowl. Gently fold the whipped cream into the soft cheese mixture along with the chopped chocolate mini eggs. Spoon the cheesecake mixture over the biscuit base, then smooth the surface with a palette knife or spatula. Chill overnight.
  3. The next day, carefully release the cheesecake from the tin (you may need to run a cutlery knife around the edge to loosen it) and top with the remaining whole chocolate mini eggs to decorate.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com

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