Little Mini Egg Cheesecakes


As I'm sure you all know by now, Emily and I love to get our bake on. She absolutely loves being in the kitchen and helping out as much as she can. It's something that the two of us can do together, and I really think that it has helped us keep our close relationship since Isabelle has been born. We decided since the shops are now full of mini eggs, we would create something 'Easterish'. Emily's favourite chocolate's at Easter time are Smartie Mini Eggs, so I knew that would be the one chocolate she wanted to include in our bake. In the end, we settled upon mini cheesecakes, and I'm so proud of how they turned out I thought I would share the recipe with you.


Ingredients
140g Crushed digestive biscuits
70g melted butter
180g Smarties mini eggs (about 2 packs)
275ml double cream - whipped
70g icing sugar
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
280g Philadelphia cream cheese


1. Crush the biscuits - this was Emily's favourite part, I put all the biscuits in a zip lock bag, and let her beat them with a rolling pin. She had so much fun whacking them, and I think she was a little sad when they were crumbs.

2. Mix the melted butter with the crushed biscuits. I then pushed the biscuits flat into a cupcake case (in a cupcake tin). Once the little cheesecakes have set, you can simply remove the cakes from the cases, and it also saves on the washing up. 

3. Chop the mini eggs, I did find that they were quite tough to chop, so I crushed the shell with the side of my knife - making it easy to chop them. 

4. Combine the whipped cream, icing sugar, Philadelphia, lemon juice, and chopped eggs.

5. Once all of your ingredients are combined, simply smooth it on top of your biscuit base. I did find using the back of the spoon was the best way to make them look the most presentable.

Emily then decorated the top of the cheesecakes with three little mini eggs. I personally love how brightly coloured the Smarties mini eggs are and think that they look fab. The other positive thing about this recipe is it is so simple to do with children and tastes amazing. Emily and I have made lots of variations of cheesecakes over the past few months, and we really hope you enjoy recreating our recipe. Let me know in the comments if you decide to make it.

12 comments

  1. As a fan of both Cheesecake AND minieggs I'm all over this recipe!

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  2. These look so cute and tasty too. We are big fans of mini eggs, think I will whip these up this week.

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  3. Two of my favourite things will be giving this a go !

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  4. Ohhh they are just the cutest little cakes ever! Love cheesecake, will try these!

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  5. Ooh love a Philly cheesecake! Haven't had any for ages - great idea, and so easy to make!

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  6. These look delicious. I love cheesecakes and would love to try one of these right now :)

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  7. I love would to try this cheesecake recipe. Looks very yummy.

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  8. These look perfect for Easter!! Not sure the mini eggs would make it onto the cheesecakes though

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  9. These are so cute! I would love to make these.

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  10. These look lovely and I love Philadelphia cream cheese. Back in the 70's all cheesecakes were made with it - I think it was the law. Anyway, I'd love to try these with Caitlin and Ieuan.

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  11. These look absolutely delicious! I love that you bake with your little one, I loved to bake with my son when he was younger.

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  12. These are so cute! I LOVE cheesecake x

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