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Mini Egg cheesecake

Turn the classic Easter treat - a bagful of Mini Eggs - into the topping of an indulgent vanilla cheesecake

mini egg cheesecake

One of the nation’s favourite desserts, this cheesecake is smooth and creamy in the middle and boasts a crumbly biscuit base. The crunch from the Mini Eggs really is the icing on this delicious cake.

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Ingredients

  • Light soft cheese 300g
  • 0% fat Greek yoghurt 150g
  • Caster sugar 50g
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • Powdered gelatin 1 sachet
  • Hot water 4 tbsp
  • Double cream 100ml
  • Mini Eggs 80g bag
  • Ginger nut biscuits 100g
  • Butter 25g, melted

Method

  • Step 1

    Line the base of a 20cm loose-bottomed or springform tin with baking parchment.

  • Step 2

    Crush the ginger nuts with a rolling pin and stir in the melted butter. Press down into the base of the lined tin and level the top. Chill in the fridge while you make the filling.

  • Step 3

    In a bowl, beat the light soft cheese with the yoghurt, sugar and vanilla extract.

    In another bowl, beat the cream with a hand-held electric whisk until it stands in stiff peaks.

  • Step 4

    Sprinkle the gelatine over the hot water and stir well. Leave for 2–3 minutes, stirring occasionally until completely dissolved and clear. Stir into the soft cheese mixture and then gently fold in the whipped cream.

  • Step 5

    Place the Mini Eggs in a sealable plastic bag and smash them roughly with a rolling pin or meat mallet into medium and small pieces. Arrange most of the crushed Mini Eggs over the biscuit base and pour the cheesecake mixture over the top. Chill in the fridge overnight until set.

    Sprinkle with the remaining crushed Mini Eggs and serve cut into slices.

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