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Delicious no-bake black cherry chocolate cheesecake on a plate with a slice taken out of it and placed to the rear.

No-Bake Black Cherry Chocolate Cheesecake

No-bake black cherry chocolate cheesecake is a deliciously decadent but easy to make cheesecake recipe. This is the ideal holiday dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Servings 8 slices
Calories 510kcal
Author Neil



  • 200 g chocolate bourbon biscuits*
  • 100 g unsalted butter


  • 100 g plain chocolate
  • 300 g reduced fat soft cream cheese
  • 60 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder


  • Jar black cherry spread / jam



  • Grease the bottom and sides of a 20cm loose bottomed cake tin and line the bottom with greaseproof paper.
  • Blitz the bourbon biscuits to a crunchy crumb consistency either in a food processor or place in a bag and bash with a rolling pin.
  • Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan, then stir in the crushed biscuits.
  • Press the biscuits into the bottom of the greased cake tin, ensuring all of the bottom is covered evenly, then place the tin into the fridge for a minimum of 20 minutes.


  • Melt the chocolate and allow it to cool slightly, but not to solidify.
  • Beat together the cream cheese, icing sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  • Whip the double cream until you have soft peaks and then stir in the cooled chocolate and cocoa powder.
  • Fold the cream cheese mixture into the cream mixture.
  • Spoon the cheesecake filling over the biscuit base and smooth out.
  • Place the cheesecake into the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours. If you can make this the day before and chill overnight, then even better.


  • Before serving, remove cheesecake from fridge for 10 minutes and place the base on top of a can and gradually pull the sides of the tin down. Slip the cake onto a serving plate, remove the greaseproof paper and top with the cherry spread / jam.


*Use Oreos or chocolate sandwich biscuits if you can't get bourbon biscuits.


Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 1070IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2.9mg