Easter Egg Cheesecake

March 21, 2022Sew White

Now, this is an Easter recipe you will love! It uses up your large chocolate Easter eggs and creates a delicious no-bake cheesecake too which is a perfect Easter show stopper. An Easter egg cheesecake is made within the chocolate Easter egg shell and is jam-packed with your favourite no-bake cheesecake filling. The best part of the cheesecake filled Easter eggs is getting to decorate with them all your favourite Easter chocolates.

Easter Egg Cheesecake on a cooling rack - cheesecake in an easter egg shell surrounded by mini eggs and roses

There are so many chocolate Easter desserts to choose from but when it comes down to it, an Easter Egg cheesecake is definitely my new favourite. I love a cheesecake, they’re light, fresh and perfect for a spring afternoon; using a leftover Easter egg as a shell for this chocolate Easter cheesecake was a no brainer, I mean, look how cute it turned out! You can decorate it with your own Easter chocolate and share it with friends and family. ( or keep it to yourself – no judgment here).

Why you’ll love this Easter Egg Cheesecake recipe

  • Thischeesecake filled Easter eggs recipe combines a simple, but delicious, cheesecake with the joy of Easter eggs.
  • It’s a fun table piece for your kids and adults alike and you could even make mini individual Easter egg cheesecakes using smaller Easter eggs.
  • The no bake cheesecake filling is quick to make but does take a couple hours to set, so be sure to factor that into your day. It also means you can make ahead.
  • This no-bake Easter egg cheesecake is a fun quirky dessert that everyone will love.

Top Questions

Is Easter Egg cheesecake healthy?
What can I fill my Easter egg with?
How do you half Easter eggs without cracking them?
What can I decorate an Easter cheesecake with?

Easter Egg Cheesecake topped with drizzle of chocolate, mini eggs and a chocolate easter bunny

Ingredients

For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.

EASTER EGGS

I am partial to a Cadbury’s Mini Egg Easter Egg or something more luxurious like the Thornton’s salted caramel Egg but in my house. All chocolate is good chocolate and when it’s egg shaped, well even better.

For this recipe you need two types of Easter eggs. A large hollow egg for the cheesecake mix and some smaller ones for the decorations.

Its very easy to split your Easter egg in half for the Easter Egg Cheesecake – simply warm up a knife in some hot water and run the warm knife around the seam of the egg. You will need to dip the knife back in to the hot water a few times. Take your time and you will manage it. This way you can cut the Easter egg in half without cracking it!

CREAM CHEESE

Usually, I am not one to boast about using branded items for my recipes, you have to work with your favourites at your price point. However, my only recommendation is to use Philadelphia Cream Cheese. It has the best and fullest flavour for a no bake cheesecake.

I have tried supermarket own brands and never had the same results. I would also suggest not using low fat cream cheese. If you do want to help keep the fat content down, then eat a smaller portion of this yummy Chocolate Easter Dessert.

DOUBLE CREAM

Double cream / heavy cream is needed for no bake cheesecake recipes. As you whip it up the cream goes stiff and this helps the cream cheese layer set and hold it’s shape.Cheesecake filled Easter eggs will hold the cream cheese mixture in really well so you don’t have to worry about the set as much as you do with a normal cheesecake.

Easter Egg Cheesecake slice showing the cheesecake in the chocolate shell

How to makechocolate Easter cheesecake – step by step

a knife and hot water to cut open an Easter egg
shortbread in a plastic bag with rolling pin
shortbread crumbs with butter for a cheesecake bun
  • Start by cutting your Easter Egg in half using the warm knife trick. Scroll down to the FAQs for an in depth guide. Place the chocolate egg shells on to a plate or baking tray that fits in the fridge. I use kitchen towel to hold them in place.

Making the Basefor the cheesecake filled Easter eggs

chocolate egg shell half filled with cheesecake base crumbs
  • Melt the butter gently in the microwave in short bursts (in a microwavable bowl) or in a saucepan on a low heat.
  • Crush the short bread biscuits in a food processor, or put it in a plastic sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to break them up (my preferred method to leave them as a larger crumbs).
  • Put the biscuit crumbs in a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir until all the biscuits are coated in the butter.
  • Divide the crumbs equally between the Easter egg shells and gently push the biscuit mix so they compact into the bottom. Place them in the fridge for the crumb layer to set.

Cream Cheese Layer of the Easter Egg Cheesecake

  • In a bowl cream together the cream cheese and caster sugar until the sugar has dissolved and is well distributed. You can add more or less sugar depending on your taste.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • In a new bowl whip the double cream until thick. Use a whisk or hand mixer.
  • Stir in the double cream and cream cheese mixture together. Stop when combined so you don’t over mix.

Filling the Easter Eggs

filling the easter egg shells with cream cheese no bake cheesecake mixture.
cheesecake mixture in an egg shell
piping bag with molten chocolate to drizzle over the easter egg cheesecake
  • Remove the egg shells from fridge and spoon the cream cheese mixture in.
  • Level off and put back into the fridge to set for at least an hour. Longer is fine if you want to make it ahead of time for an event.
  • Finally… DECROATE! You can decorate your no-bake Easter Egg Cheesecake anyway you want! I choose to melt some milk choclate and drizzle it over the pre-set cheesecake but you could add your own favourite Easter chocolates.
drizzle of chocolate over the Easter Egg Cheesecake on linen towel with roses and mini eggs

Top Tips

  • Make sure you really whip the double cream until thick. This will help the finished no-bake Easter egg cheesecake set properly.
  • Full fat cream cheese can help thechocolate Easter cheesecake set better. Also drain off any excess liquid in the cream cheese.
  • To split your Easter Egg in half without cracking the sides. Warm up a thin, sharp knife in a bowl of hot water then, gently slide it around the egg seam to soften the chocolate. Adding a little pressure each time, the Chocolate egg should split open beautifully!. Don’t worry if it cracks, you can make the Easter egg cheesecake in a tin and decorate it with the broken pieces!
finished Easter Egg Cheesecake with a drizzle of chocolate, mini eggs, roses and linen towel

Serving Suggestions

Cheesecake is perfect as it is, I would simply remove the Easter Egg Cheesecake from the fridge about 5-10 minutes before serving to decorate it.

If you really want to wow your guests you could layer the other empty Easter egg half on top of your Easter egg cheesecake – to form a whole egg; make a hot chocolate sauce ( or just melt some chocolate) and then when it comes to serving, pour the hot sauce over the shell. It will melt away and reveal your Easter no bake cheesecake underneath. Delicious.

Equipment

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  • Sandwich Bag
  • Rolling Pin
  • Mixing bowls x 2
  • Wooden spoon
  • whisk
  • Piping bag
  • Star nozzle
  • spoon

Storing / Making ahead of time options

The chocolate Easter dessert will last up to 3 days in the fridge, in an air tight container. Although I doubt it will last that long.

You can also freeze the Easter egg filled cheesecake for up to 6 months but would recommend eating it fresh.

slice of Easter Egg Cheesecake on a cooling rack surrounded by mini eggs

Substitutions and variations

BROKEN EASTER EGG SHELL!

If you accidentally break your Easter egg cheesecake shell, don’t worry. You can make this no bake Easter cheesecake in a 6″ cake tin. I recommend using one with spring away sides for easy removal. Then use your leftover Easter chocolate to decorate thecheesecake filled Easter eggs. If you do change it to 6 inch cake tin make sure double the amount of ingredients for the shortbread and butter base in the recipe below.

If you have lots of Easter chocolate, try one of my other Easter recipes or my Leftover Easter Chocolate Traybake for the full chocolate experience.

VEGAN/ DAIRY FREE EASTER CHEESECAKE

This is such a simple recipe you could substitute out the non- vegan ingredients for dairy free alternatives.

For the Easter Egg shell you could use a NOMO Easter egg like this salted caramel one, or a MOO FREE option. Then use a plant based cream cheese and cream and you are good to go. I would love to see how this works as a dairy free cheesecake so please let me know in the comments below!

top view of Easter Egg Cheesecake with drizzled chocolate and rabbit chocolates

Easter Egg Cheesecake FAQS

Is Easter Egg cheesecake healthy?

Easter egg Cheesecakes can be incorporated into a healthy diet as much has any dessert.Chocolate Easter cheesecake not one of your 5 a day but it sure is delicious.

What can I fill my Easter egg with?

You can fill your Easter egg with my Easter Egg Cheesecake of course! But you could also bake some Mini Egg Blondies and once cooled, lay them inside your Easter egg. Or fill your Easter egg with ice cream and a mixed Berry compote if the sun is shinning.

You could also fill your Easter egg with sweet and candy, more Easter eggs and even some presents.

How do you half Easter eggs without cracking them?

To half your Easter Egg without cracking them you should warm up a thin, sharp knife in a bowl of hot water then, gently slide it around the egg seam to soften the chocolate. Adding a little pressure each time, the Chocolate egg should split open beautifully! Don’t worry if it cracks, you can make the Easter egg cheesecake in a tin and decorate it with the broken pieces!

What can I decorate an Easter cheesecake with?

There are so many different chocolate Easter eggs and Easter candy available so there are so many things you can decorate the Easter no-bake cheesecakes with.

  • Mini eggs
  • chocolate eggs
  • sprinkles
  • broken Easter egg
  • cornflake Easter nests
  • drizzle of chocolate

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Recipe

Easter Egg Cheesecake – No Bake Recipe

Sisley White
Now, this is an Easter recipe you will love! It uses up your large chocolate Easter eggs and creates a delicious no-bake cheesecake too which is a perfect Easter show stopper. An Easter egg cheesecake is made within the chocolate Easter egg shell and is jam-packed with your favourite no-bake cheesecake filling. The best part of the cheesecake filled Easter eggs is getting to decorate with them all your favourite Easter chocolates.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 45 mins
Fridge Bake 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, British, International
Servings 6 portions
Calories 544 kcal

Equipment

  • Sandwich Bag
  • Rolling Pin
  • Mixing bowl x 2
  • Wooden spoon
  • whisk
  • Piping bag
  • Star nozzle
  • spoon
  • 6 inch Cake Tin (If you want to use a cake tin instead of chocolate egg shell)

Ingredients
 
 

Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 1 large hollow chocolate easter egg
  • 25 g Unsalted butter
  • 100 g shortbread biscuits
  • 300 g Soft cream cheese (I used Philadelphia)
  • 60 g Caster sugar
  • 150 ml double cream / heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Decoration

  • 50 g milk chocolate
  • 100 g Chocolate Easter Eggs
  • Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Divide up a chocolate easter egg in half. Place them on a baking tray or plate which can fit in the fridge. Secure them with kitchen paper underneath to stop them from rocking.

Making the Base

  • Melt the 50g butter gently in the microwave in short bursts (in a microwavable bowl) or in a saucepan on a low heat and then take off the heat so it doesn't burn.
  • Crush the 200g shortbread biscuits in a food processor, or put it in a plastic sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to break them up (my preferred method to leave them as a larger crumb).
  • Put the biscuit crumbs in a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir until all the biscuits are coated in the butter.
  • Divide the crumbs equally between the Easter eggshells and gently push the biscuit mix so they compact into the bottom. Place them in the fridge for the crumb layer to set. There might be a little leftover depending on the egg size.

Cheesecake Cream Cheese Layer

  • In a bowl cream together the 300g cream cheese and 60g caster sugar until the sugar has dissolved and is well distributed.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • In a new bowl whisk 150g double cream until it thickens. Use a whisk or hand mixer.
  • Stir in the double cream and cream cheese mixture together.
  • Remove the egg shells from the fridge and spoon the cream cheese mixture in.
  • Level and put back into the fridge to set for at least an hour. Longer is fine if you want to make it ahead of time for an event.

Easter Egg Cheesecake Decoration

  • Melt the milk chocolate and drizzle over the eggs.
  • Add your favourite chocolate Easter eggs and decorations.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Video

Notes

•If you want to make this in a normal cake tin use a 6 inch Cake Tin.
•You can create this cheesecake in advance for a party or event.
•Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight box. It will last about 3 days.
•A great Easter sharing dessert.

Nutrition

Calories: 544kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 6gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 24gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 237mgPotassium: 131mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 1200IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 105mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword cheesecake filled Easter eggs, chocolate Easter cheesecake, chocolate easter desserts, Easter egg cheesecake, no bake cheesecake, no bake easter egg cheesecake
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20 Comments

  • Kate – Gluten Free Alchemist

    March 22, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    5 stars
    Such a clever idea. The PERFECT Easter treat. And utterly delicious xx
    Off to Pin!

    1. Sew White

      March 23, 2022 at 9:43 am

      Thank you! I’m glad you think so too.

  • Jo Keohane

    March 22, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    5 stars
    Love this idea! So pretty – a showstoper and looks very do-able too.

    1. Sew White

      March 23, 2022 at 9:40 am

      Thank you Jo. x

  • Rebecca Smith – Glutarama

    March 22, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    5 stars
    My jaw just hit the floor! This is everything I need in my life hahahaha. What’s not to love, Easter eggs, chocolate, cheesecake it’s all there!

    1. Sew White

      March 23, 2022 at 9:40 am

      That is the reaction I was looking for! Thank you for the love x

  • Carrie Carvalho

    March 22, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness these are adorable! Such a cute idea and a lovely dessert for Easter lunch.

    1. Sew White

      March 23, 2022 at 9:39 am

      thank you! Almost too good to eat. Almost heehee

  • Lesley

    March 23, 2022 at 10:51 am

    5 stars
    Wow this looks absolutely delicious and what a clever idea for Easter Sunday lunch.

    1. Sew White

      March 23, 2022 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you Lesley, it’s a great centre piece dessert. Shame it won’t last long.

  • Janice

    March 28, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    5 stars
    I love this idea! You’ve made it all so easy and it’s so pretty with the easter decorations.

    1. Sew White

      March 29, 2022 at 7:40 pm

      thank you! It’s so easy and so fun. I don’t think anyone expects the biscuit base hidden in the shell.

  • Anita

    March 30, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a fabulous idea! And it’s super easy to prepare too. Love love love.

    1. Sew White

      March 31, 2022 at 2:26 pm

      thank you!

  • Jess

    March 30, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    5 stars
    What a cute, creative, and delicious idea! I have never seen anything like this before and I LOVE it.

    1. Sew White

      March 31, 2022 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you. they are so easy and so delicious.

  • Sara Welch

    March 30, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a beautiful dessert! Adding this to my Easter menu; looks too good to pass up, indeed!

    1. Sew White

      March 31, 2022 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you Sara x

  • Andrea

    March 30, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    5 stars
    These are adorable! No-bake cheesecake and delicious chocolate, what a fantastic idea.

    1. Sew White

      March 31, 2022 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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