Coffee & Walnut No Bake Cheesecake

Coffee brown round cake decorated with walnuts and chocolate on white board on white fabric.
What’s better than coffee or cheesecake? A coffee and walnut no bake cheesecake! This one is seriously simple and seriously scrumptious. Our cheesecake is mighty decadent and will feed an army of foodies, but you’re welcome to halve the recipe at home. You can make it ahead of time and store in the fridge.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 1 large cheesecake


For the base

For the filling

  • 600 g cream cheese
  • 500 ml cream
  • 160 g icing sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 tbsp instant coffee dissolved in 50 ml of boiling water then cooled
  • 3 tbsp dark cocoa

To decorate

  • ½ cup walnuts halved
  • 1 block dark chocolate shavings
  • ground coffee


  • Grease and line a springform cake tin.
  • Place walnuts, digestive biscuits and melted butter to a food processor and blend until crumbed.
  • Pour into the cake tin and pat down firmly. Chill for 1 hour, or until set.
  • For the filling, place the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla essence in a bowl and whisk until smooth (or use a cake mixer).
  • Add in the cream, mixing until well combined. Gently mix in the dissolved instant coffee.
  • Pour the filling over the set biscuit base, using a spatula to smooth it out.
  • Pop in the fridge for 4 hours (or overnight) until set.
Keyword vegetarian
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