Cheesecakes, in my fridge, equal danger. There is something about the texture, the creaminess, in this case, the chocolate that just makes me want to go back for more. I especiallly like ’no-bake’ cheesecakes, because they are easy to whip up and they never fail. There’s no baking involved, which means no cracking, no worries about whether it is cooked through and no wobbly bits. The best cheesecake I ever ate was in America whilst I visiting my sister. We made a no-bake cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, cream cheese and cool whip. We ate the whole cheesecake in one sitting. You can’t find cool whip over here, which is a shame as it added an airy sort of lightness. It’s a sort of frozen, light, creamy whipped cream. There’s no lightness in this recipe, but I suppose, if you wanted to ease up on the calories you could swap some of the Mascarpone cheeese for light crème fraîche…but it wouldn’t negate the need to visit the gym….
A version of this recipe first appeared in the JC.com. I have amended my recipe to include Amaretto liqueur, which adds an extra kick of flavour.
I’m sending this no-bake cheesecake over to Sarah’s new event – Zero Baking Required! And also linking it up to Sporting Snacks here on Fabulicious Food! as we prepare for the start of the London 2012 Paralympics.