Chocolate Banana Mascarpone Cheesecake

Delicious and easy no bake Chocolate Banana Mascarpone Cheesecake

I am very happy to present you a new cheesecake recipe that is very quick, easy and incredibly delicious at the same time! In fact this Chocolate Banana Mascarpone Cheesecake is a no bake cheesecake but it also doesn’t contain gelatin. How does its filling become stiff than? It’s very simple: with chocolate!

Delicious and easy no bake Chocolate Banana Mascarpone Cheesecake
For some time I was dreaming about a soft dessert with creamy consistency. But I wasn’t thinking about a mousse in a glass. My idea was for a cheesecake with creamier texture and marvellous taste. Chocolate was the first word that this idea brought to my mind. The second one was mascarpone. In case you are not aware, mascarpone is also a kind of cheese. Therefore a cake made of mascarpone is a kind of cheesecake as well.

Delicious and easy no bake Chocolate Banana Mascarpone Cheesecake

Delicious and easy no bake Chocolate Banana Mascarpone Cheesecake
I thought that bananas would go pretty well with my wonderful Mascarpone Cheesecake. Indeed the combination of chocolate and banana is great and I know only one person who doesn’t like it – my better half. I knew that I had very low chances to draw his attention to that miraculous creation of mine but that didn’t discourage me too much. I was determined to prepare my dream dessert in spite of everything!

Delicious and easy no bake Chocolate Banana Mascarpone Cheesecake
The crust on the bottom was wonderful too! I have shared more than once in the past that I am not so much into cheesecake crusts. I even prepared two cheesecakes without crusts: the Raspberry Cheesecake Cake and the Chocolate Sponge Cake with Cheesecake Filling… But seems that this time I found the perfect proportion of cookies and butter so the crust was really good.

Delicious and easy no bake Chocolate Banana Mascarpone Cheesecake
Then I had another crazy idea: to make a layered cheesecake. Basically the bananas were arranged on two layers inside the filling, sprinkled with cookie crumbs. Certainly that was a great idea: the cheesecake turned out really great.

Delicious and easy no bake Chocolate Banana Mascarpone Cheesecake
One more good thing about this cheesecake: it doesn’t need to stay in the fridge too long before serving. It needs about 4 hours only as it takes short time for the chocolate to harden. That means that if you have a big party in the afternoon or evening, you can prepare the dessert on the same day in the morning!
Delicious and easy no bake Chocolate Banana Mascarpone Cheesecake

Delicious and easy no bake Chocolate Banana Mascarpone Cheesecake
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Chocolate Banana Mascarpone Cheesecake

Prep Time30 mins
Fridge Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 100 g cookie crumbs, I used petit beurre
  • 50 g ground walnuts
  • 50 g butter, melted
  • 500 g mascarpone
  • 60 g powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 120 g dark chocolate, melted (+ more for decoration)
  • 2 bananas, finely sliced (+ 1 for decoration)

Instructions

Crust:

  • Line a 17-18 cm (7 inch) spring form pan with a circle of baking paper.
  • In a bowl combine cookie crumbs and ground walnuts and stir. Use a kitchen scale to divide them in two equal parts (if you don’t have scale, use a measuring cup).
  • Combine one half of the cookie crumb mixture with the melted butter and mix well. Press it to the bottom of the prepared spring form pan. Place the pan in the freezer while preparing the cheesecake filling.

Filling:

  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat together mascarpone, vanilla and powdered sugar until smooth. Using a rubber spatula fold in the melted chocolate. Mix gently until uniform.
  • Spoon about 1/3 of the mascarpone mixture in the cake pan, over the crust. Arrange on top half of the banana slices and sprinkle them with about 1/3 of the remaining crumb mixture.
  • Spread another 1/3 of the mascarpone mixture and cover with a second layer of bananas and cookie crumbs. Spread on top the last part of the mascarpone and smooth it with a spatula.
  • Cover the cheesecake with cling film and let it stay in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  • Before serving decorate with the remaining fresh bananas, crumbs and melted chocolate.

Notes

For a pan up to 21 cm (7-8 inch) you can use the same quantity of products, just the cheesecake will become a bit lower.
For a pan 21-24 cm (8-9 inch) increase the products with 50%.
For a 25-26 cm (10 inch) pan you need to double the products.
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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Галина Колева
    Friday June 14th, 2019 at 12:42 PM

    Здравейте, ако се направи крема без шоколад, трябва ли да се добави още захар и колко?

    • Reply
      Daniela
      Friday June 14th, 2019 at 12:57 PM

      Здравейте Галина,
      Шоколадът в тази рецепта подслажда съвсем малко, защото е тъмен. Но той има друга важна функция: да стяга крема до консистенция, която да се реже. Без шоколад кремът няма да се стегне добре. Може да го стегнете с желатин, ако не искате да ползвате шоколад, но това ще направи сладкишът съвсем различен 🙂
      Относно захарта: може да я увеличите до 80 г, ако все пак решите да не ползвате шоколад.
      Поздрави!
      Даниела

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