Sometimes i just feel like baking… not craving or wanting anything specifically, and not having a recipe to follow either… but just wanting to bake something.
Not only is it rather therapeutic, i also like eating the finished product, and doesn’t hurt to have something sweet in the freezer for when you get cravings or when you meet or invite friends over!
That was the case yesterday….. i didn’t feel so good so didn’t have work, i had spent a few hours in the sun and had the rest of the day to waste so decided to make something simple that didn’t require too much energy and would result in something cold and fluffy… and that is exactly what this cake turned out to be.
Would i call this cake a cheesecake? No… 1) it doesn’t even have cheese*(vegan) or cream cheese and 2) it isn’t compact as a cheesecake. Instead it is more fluffy… which is what i love about it. Almost melt in your mouth fluffy!
I am pretty sure you could use just the filling and make a mousse out of it and serve it in a glass with some crumbled oreos on top 🙂
Onto the recipe?
400g biscuits (example digestives, oreos or just plain non branded biscuits that are vegan)
c.a 200g vegan margarine
250ml soya cream to whip, example Alpro
100g dark chocolate
1 package oreos
c.a 1dl sugar (can be omitted. I didn’t use sugar in my cake as 1) i didn’t have any at home and 2) i thought it would be sweet enough without it, which it was. But you can add syrup or sugar if you don’t think it is sweet enough).
Begin by either greasing a form with some vegan margarine, or lining a baking pan/form with baking paper.
Then crumble the biscuits finely into a bowl. Melt the margarine and mix with the biscuits. Press the mix into the base of the form/pan and if possible, press the mix to form edges. ** Melt and add more margarine if necessary.
Begin to whip the cream either in a mixer, hand whisk or by hand. If using sugar, add it during the whisking process.
Begin to melt the chocolate – stir so that it doesn’t burn. When the cream is whipped and the chocolate is melted, add the melted chocolate to the cream.
Crumble 3/4 of the oreo package and add to the cream mix.
Pour the mix ontop of the biscuit base and spread out evenly.
Crumble the rest of the oreos ontop and place the form into the freezer for 3-4 hours.
Take out of the freezer 10-15 minutes before eating!
As simple as that 🙂 The whole cooking time takes about 15-20 minutes and the result is delicious according to me… though maybe i am just subjective.
You can of course add other fillings to the whipped cream mix. Or why not try the frozen snickers cake from HERE, or my mango and passion fruit cheesecake HERE or why not my saffron cheesecake HERE or i have another recipe for an Oreos cookies and cream cake HERE