No-Bake Chocolate Wafer Cheesecake

This no-bake, easy recipe is perfect to whip up at home for family and friends. The combination of smooth creamy filling on top of a crunchy biscuit and chocolate wafer base is hard to resist.
Serves 12
Total Time
35 Minutes Plus chilling
80g of unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
150g of digestive biscuits
5 KitKat Original bars, split into 10 fingers
150ml of whipping cream
150g of dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1x 180g tub Philadelphia Soft Cheese
50g of icing sugar
100g of Greek natural strained yogurt
1⁄2 tsp of vanilla bean paste
Step 1

Grease the base and sides of a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin and line with baking parchment. Whizz the digestives and 4 KitKat fingers to crumbs in a food processor, then mix with the melted butter. Press evenly into the tin, smoothing with the back of a spoon. Chill while you make the filling.

Step 2

Heat the cream in a pan to just before boiling. Take off the heat, add the chocolate and set aside for 2 minutes, then stir to combine. Meanwhile, with a wooden spoon, beat the soft cheese, icing sugar, yogurt and vanilla together until combined. Mix into the chocolate-cream mixture, a large spoonful at a time, until combined.

Step 3

Tip the chocolate mixture over the base and smooth the top, then chill for at least 6 hours but ideally overnight. To serve, lift the cheesecake from the tin and remove the parchment, then place on a serving plate. Decorate with the remaining 6 KitKat fingers before serving.

Cook’s tip 
Dip your cake knife into just-boiled water, dry with a tea towel and you’ll find it cuts through cleanly.

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners

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