No-bake Tia Maria cheesecake. This boozy, rich and creamy cheesecake with caramel glaze topping is perfect for all holiday occasions. It’s easy to make too!
Well folks it’s time for this years delicious and decadent Christmas cheesecake recipe.
This year it’s a sumptious no-bake Tia Maria Cheesecake.
You know Christmas Day dinner in our household would not be complete unless it was finished off with a cheesecake.
We’re particularly fond of our boozy cheesecakes, I mean you remember the Baileys Chocolate Cheesecake don’t you?
You’ve probably guessed by now that this is an adults-only cheesecake recipe.
Sure you could remove the Tia Maria from the recipe and you would still have an excellent creamy cheesecake with a tasty sweet caramel glaze topping but I guarantee it wouldn’t be the same.
I’m making no apologies for this boozy dessert. It is Christmas after all.
However, if you’re looking for a Christmas cheesecake that’s suitable for kids or booze free then do check through the list of those I’ve put below. There’s sure to be some suitable!
This is also an indulgent recipe. I’m not going to make any apologies for that either. Ha ha!
Normally I use low fat / lower fat ingredients for the biscuit base or the cream cheese and cream filling parts of my cheeecakes but here I decided to go for full fat options instead.
My reason for that is because using full fat ingredients means this Tia Maria cheesecake takes less time to set.
Also, if you’re making this for Christmas Day quite often you’ll be pushed for time. So that’s why!
If you have more time and wish to reduce the overall calorific and fat content then by all means substitute for lower fat ingredients. This is a cheesecake recipe that’s suitable for all year round and not just Christmas.
Just beware you will need to leave more time for the cheesecake to set. Most definitely overnight.
After all that I’ve said above, if you’re looking for a liqueur enthused luscious, velvety textured Tia Maria cheesecake with a sweet and sticky topping then you’re come to the right place!!
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- The easiest ever no-bake blueberry cheesecake is the only blueberry cheesecake you will ever need. This is as quick and easy as cheesecake recipes get. No matter what the season is this cheesecake is perfect for all occasions!
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Coming Thursday on Neil’s Healthy Meals
Well this weekend it’s time for me to catch up with my old school pals in Dundee. As I do every year.
I hope that you’re able to catch up with all your own family and friends at this festive time of year too, as the year draws to a close.
Talking of drawing to a close. That leads me on to letting you know that next week’s Easy Healthy Peppermint Fudge recipe is not only the final Christmas recipe I’m posting but also the final recipe for this year, as I take a well earned break.
So join me next Thursday for what is a really easy to make fudge recipe that’s perfect to go with your Christmas Day coffee!
No-Bake Tia Maria Cheesecake Recipe
Enjoy this no-bake Tia Maria cheesecake sensibly! In other words it’s best shared. Although tempting as it is to devour it all by yourself!
Also, if you cannot get Tia Maria you could substitute with a similar coffee liqueur.
If there’s any cheesecake left you can freeze it. I find it’s best to cut the cheescake up into individual slices and keep them in individual airtight containers.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
No-Bake Tia Maria Cheesecake
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Cheesecake Base: -
- 80 g butter
- 180 g digestive biscuits crushed*
Cheesecake Filling: -
- 400 g cream cheese
- 40 ml Tia Maria or similar coffee liqueur
- 50 g icing sugar
- 300 ml double cream whipped
- 75 g grated dark chocolate
Caramel Glaze Topping: -
- 55 g unsalted butter
- 55 g light brown soft sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 70 ml double cream
Cheesecake Base: -
- Grease a round loose bottom 15cm/6" cake tin and place a piece of greaseproof paper around the bottom.
- Melt the butter in a pan and add the crushed digestive biscuits. Mix well until the biscuits have absorbed all the butter.
- Remove pan from heat and press the biscuit crumbs into the bottom of the cake tin. Chill in the refrigerator and allow to set for one hour.
Cheesecake Filling: -
- Lightly whip the cream cheese then beat in the Tia Maria and icing sugar. Fold in the whipped cream and grated chocolate. Spoon the filling over the biscuit base and smooth the top of the cheesecake with a palette knife or metal spoon.
- Place the cheesecake into the fridge to chill for 4 to 6 hours. If you can make this the day before and chill overnight, then even better.
Caramel Glaze Topping: -
- Place the butter, sugar, salt and cream into a small saucepan.
- Heat the saucepan gently, over a low heat, stirring continuously until the sauce has thickened and changed colour, about 2 minutes.
- Allow the glaze to cool for about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Before serving the cheesecake remove from fridge for 10 minutes or so to allow the cheesecake to return to room temperature. To remove it from the tin, place the base on top of a can, and gradually pull the sides of the tin down. Slip the cake onto a serving plate, removing the lining paper and base. Pour over the cooled glaze, cut into 8 slices and serve.