gingerbread cheesecake recipe

an easy, no bake recipe

this cheesecake won't take up any precious oven time over christmas, and it can be made 2-3 days ahead of time. It’s smooth, creamy, not too sweet and has the most comforting christmassy taste.

Even non-cheesecake eaters will love this.

prep time: 25 mins | cooking time: 0 mins

Mahabis make the base

make the base

1. Line the bottom of an 8 inch, loose bottomed cake tin with greaseproof paper - this makes it easiest to remove the cheesecake when serving.

2. Crush 250g of ginger cookies into fine crumbs. you can use a rolling pin or a food processor. Chef’s choice.

3. In a bowl add the ginger crumbs and 150g melted butter. mix well.

Mahabis lay the foundation

lay the foundation

4. Press the mixture into the bottom of your tin, making sure it’s level. put in the fridge to set.

Mahabis get all the ingredients ready

get all the ingredients ready

5. prep all the ingredients for the topping. This way you can add each in while still whisking.

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whisk away

6. In a large bowl whisk 350g of cream cheese until smooth and soft.

7. Add in 100g dark brown sugar and mix well

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make it snow

8. Mix in 100g of icing sugar and watch it snow! (tip: if using an electric blender start off slow).

9. Add in 4 teaspoons of ground ginger and 2.5 teaspoons of cinnamon

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now for the liquids

10. Stir in 2 tablespoons of golden syrup.

11. Pour in 280mls of double cream

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mix it up

12. whisk until nice and thick. your mixture should hold its shape and not be sloppy.

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layer up

13. Pour the mixture on top of the base and smooth the top. pop back into the fridge until you are just about ready to serve. This can live in the fridge for 2-3 days.

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make it fancy

14. Before serving, whip some cream and pipe onto cheesecake in any pattern which tickles your fancy.

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sprinkle some magic

15. Crumble some more cookies (best crushed by hand) and sprinkle over the top.

tip: magic can happen when wearing mahabis slippers

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and there you have it. a delicious, easy to make gingerbread cheesecake.

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For the base:
250g ginger cookies
150g butter

For the filling:
300g cream cheese
100g brown sugar
100g icing sugar (powdered sugar)
280ml double cream
4 teaspoons ground ginger
2 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons golden syrup

For decoration (optional):
Whipped cream
Crushed ginger cookies (approx 5)

a pair of mahabis slippers to avoid slipping on the light sprinkling of icing sugar your floor might get

it's like a mouthful of christmas

Fiona from marketing