A few weeks ago I was allowed to attend a food blogger work retreat. It was amazing! If you are ever given the chance to attend a weekend with a group of like-minded people. I highly recommend it. While on this trip I had to the opportunity to try this easy no-bake chocolate cheesecake.
Anyways, the creator of this recipe is Karli from Cooking with Karli and she is a genius in the kitchen. I love her recipes, in fact, the current favorite meal in my home is the Creamy Italian Chicken recipe I reviewed a few weeks ago.
When I was trying to decide on what to make my little boy for his birthday I immediately thought of this cake. Corver was born in the middle of July, which means, my house is brutally hot. I did not want to turn the oven on so this No-Bake Cheesecake was an answer to my prayers.
This recipe calls for cream cheese. Lots of cream cheese. And it needs to be room temperature. I of course only set out 16 oz. of cream cheese, this recipe calls for 24 oz. When it came time to start making it I realized my mistake. I needed another 8oz. brick of cream cheese at room temperature ASAP. What is the solution you ask? Microwavable rice heating packs! Simply pop a heating pack in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute and sandwich your cream cheese between 2 packs on the counter for a few minutes. It worked like a charm!
I made this cake in an oreo crust in a springform pan. I found it very easy to remove from the pan so the edges stayed nice looking.
Easy No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake is a delicious dessert. I devoured a bunch of the filling the day I made it and thought that there is no way it could get better. But, it did!
Let this cake sit in your fridge overnight and it turns into a dish directly from heaven.
I drizzled the finished product with caramel sauce or chocolate sauce. Whichever my guest preferred and everyone raved about it.
One thing to note is that this cake is rich. You won’t want to cut giant slices of this particular dessert. I don’t mind this because, duh, built-in portion control.
Time: 10 Minutes + up to 24 hours wait time