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No bake speculoos cheesecake




Cheesecake is definitely one of the best desserts out there.

A creamy and generous cake, often decorated with whipped cream and some chopped cookies. What a delight!

As the pastry enthusiast I am, I have always been in love with cheesecakes and for some time now I have been testing new flavors to incorporate in this emblematic cake. The original vanilla cheesecake is a guaranteed treat, but it requires a long baking time in the oven before it can be cooled. To avoid this step and offer a simpler approach, I came up with this no bake cheesecake recipe. Equipement wise, you will need a cheesecake pan or a circle cake mold. Also, this recipe contains cream cheese, which is easily found in grocery stores. To enhance the speculoos cookies taste, I added a hint of coffee in the cream. Without further ado, here's the recipe. Enjoy!




Ingredients

Crust

  • 100 g speculoos (lotus) cookies

  • 45 g melted butter


Filling

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 3 tsp espresso coffee

  • 70 g sugar

  • 300 g cream cheese

  • 150 g heavy cream

  • 50 g butter at room temperature (not cold)


Decoration

  • 200 g heavy cream

  • 50 g sugar

  • Crushed speeculos cookies (approx. 3)


How To

Crust

  • Put the speculoos cookies in a ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin.

  • Pour the crushed cookies into a bowl and add the melted butter. Mix together.

  • Put the crust in a cheesecake pan and spread over the surface.

  • Cool for 20 minutes.

Filling

  • In a large bowl, whisk the cream cheese until smooth. Add the butter and whisk.

  • Add the sugar, cinnamon and coffee and whisk together. Put aside

  • Using an electric mixer or a stand mixer, whip the cream.

  • Once the cream is stiff, add it little by little to the cream cheese filling, mixing in circular movements.


  • Take the cheesecake filling out of the fridge.

  • Pour the cream into the pan and smooth the surface using a spatula.

  • Put the cheesecake in the fridge for 4 hours minimum.

  • When set in the fridge, the cheesecake can be enjoyed right away, or it can be decorated.


Decoration

  • Using a stand mixer or an electric mixer, whip the cream with the sugar.

  • In the mean time cut out heart shapes on baking sheet.

  • Place the baking sheet on the cheesecake and garnish with crushed speculoos cookies.

  • Once the cream is stiff, pipe it around the edges using a pipping tip.


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