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Ginger Cheesecake (No-Bake)

No-Bake Ginger Cheesecake - A crunchy biscuit base with a smooth ginger cheesecake filling and plenty of chopped stem ginger running through it, topped with swirls of whipped cream and grated dark chocolate.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, Gingerbread
Prep Time 20 minutes
PLUS Chilling 2 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 459kcal
Author Charlotte Oates

Ingredients

For the biscuit base

  • 100 g digestive biscuits or ginger biscuits if you prefer
  • 40 g butter

For the ginger cheesecake filling

  • 200 g cream cheese
  • 235 ml double cream
  • 85 g caster sugar
  • 5 tsp ground ginger
  • 8 balls stem ginger 175g

To finish

  • 100 ml double cream
  • 10 g dark chocolate
  • Festive Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Line the base of an 18cm round loose bottomed tin with greaseproof paper or a reusable baking liner (I use these).
  • Chop the stem ginger (8 balls) into small pieces.
  • Crush the digestive biscuits (100g). Melt your butter (40g) and mix it with the crushed biscuits. Put the biscuit mix into the prepared tin and use the back of a spoon to push it flat. Put the tin into the fridge to chill while you make the topping.
  • Whip your cream (235ml) until it forms stiff peaks. In a separate bowl beat together the cream cheese (200g), caster sugar (85g) and ground ginger (5 tsp). 
  • Add the cream cheese mixture and chopped stem ginger to the cream and fold together until the cream and cream cheese are combined and the stem ginger is evenly distributed through the mixture.
  • Remove the biscuit base from the fridge. Top the biscuit base with the ginger cheesecake mixture. Add a little at a time and push down to ensure there are no air bubbles.
  • Refrigerate for at least two hours (but it will be fine covered for a couple of days).
  • Before you're ready to serve, whip the double cream (100ml) until it forms stiff peaks. Fit a piping bag with a star nozzle (I use a JEM1B nozzle), fill the bag with the whipped cream and pipe eight swirls around the edge of the cheesecake. 
  • Grate a little dark chocolate (I used about 10g) and sprinkle the grated chocolate over the whipped cream. Finish with some festive sprinkles.

Nutrition

Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 34.2g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Sodium: 121.7mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 28.6g