Chocolate Cake No Bake
20 min prep
No baking required
- 2 cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Chocolate shavings (for garnish)
Indulge in the rich, velvety texture and exquisite chocolate flavour of this no-bake chocolate cake. Perfect for any occasion or celebration, this delightful dessert is sure to impress. Enjoy every bite!
Preparing the Crust
In a mixing bowl, combine the chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs with the melted butter. Stir until the crumbs are evenly coated. Press this mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan, forming a firm and even crust. Place the pan in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the filling.
Making the Filling
In a separate mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until well combined. In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until fully incorporated.
Assembling the Cake
Remove the crust from the refrigerator. Spread half of the cream cheese filling evenly over the crust, creating the first layer. Set aside a small portion of the filling for decoration later. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring at 30-second intervals until smooth. Pour the melted chocolate over the cream cheese layer, spreading it evenly.
Adding the Final Layer
Pour the remaining cream cheese filling over the chocolate layer, smoothing it out with a spatula. Use a piping bag or a spoon to create decorative swirls or patterns with the reserved cream cheese filling on top. This step is optional but adds a lovely touch to the cake’s appearance.
Chilling and Serving
Cover the springform pan with plastic wrap and place the cake in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight to set. Before serving, carefully remove the sides of the springform pan. Garnish the top of the cake with chocolate shavings for an extra touch of elegance. Slice and serve this decadent no-bake chocolate cake to the delight of your guests.
Note: You can also customize this recipe by adding toppings such as fresh berries, whipped cream, or a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Feel free to get creative and make it your own!