Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Princess Castle Non Bake Strawberry Yoghurt Marshmallow Cheesecake

My dear daughter's birthday had over for 2 months and now then I got the pictures of this cake from dear husband as the pictures were taken by his camera.

This cake was made for my dear daughter to celebrate her birthday at home. My intention initially was to make her a cake with just simple deco, probably deco with some fruits will do as my health was in bad condition during that period and dear husband was against me of baking any cake. I had to convince him and told him I am fine with making simple cake and I can get assistance from my helper. Moreover the cake is for his dear daughter which baking her a birthday cake is really very meaningful to me.

So I decided to make her a non bake cheesecake since to me, such cake is a hassle free. So I shown her a few recipes and asked her which one she prefer and she chose the Strawberry Yoghurt Marshmallow Cheesecake because there are 3 of her favoutite in this cake, strawberry, yoghurt and marshmallow. To make it even easier, I have all the ingredients at home so I don't even need to go and replenish stock.

While I was starting to prepare the ingredients, dear daughter requested she want a castle cake again, the one that I had made for her to celebrate at school. I told her I can't since I have returned the princess castle deco kit to aunty B. She told me she has some figurines that I can use to display on the cake. When I said no cos it will take up a lot of times to do the deco, she looked so disappointed and as a mum, is really heart pain for me to see her looking this way. Thus, I gave in to her since I still have ice-cream cones and white chocolate left over.

I used the same idea for the castle cake that I had made for my friend S. I used 4 ice-cream cones for the 4 castle turrets, waffle biscuit for the castle door and flower-shape marshmallows and heart-shape sprinkles to decorate the cake. For the ice-cream cones, I coated with white chocolate melted with a few drop of strawberry emulco.

Dear daughter was so happy that day, on top of she got the cake design she wanted, the presents she wanted and also my SIL gave her a surprise by dropping over with all her kids to celebrate her birthday for her. So sweet of them.

I used the recipe from My Cooking Escapades with some modifications and omit the mirror topping for 6" cake tin :

3 small pack oreo biscuits, crushed finely
40-50g butter, room temperature

Mix biscuit crumbs with the melted butter and press into an 6" springform or cake ring. Refrigerate 20-25 minutes to set the base.

Cheese Layer
190g cream cheese - room temperature
40g sugar
150g strawberry yoghurt
20ml lemon juice
120ml whippping cream
20gm plain marshmallows
6gm gelatin powder
40ml water
3-4 strawberries, diced and absorbed extra moisture on a paper napkin
3 big marshmallow, cut into dice (use kitchen scissors dipped in cornflour to cut)

1) Doubleboil or microwave cream cheese and marshmallow till softened. Mix in the sugar and stir till dissolved
2) Bloom gelatin powder in the water and microwave or doubleboil till gelatine is dissolved. (Do not overheat as heat kills the gelling action)
3) Whip the whipping cream till soft peak.
4) Add yoghurt & lemon juice into the creamcheese and blend into whipped cream.
5) Add in the gelatin mixture and stir well.
6) Lastly stir in the diced strawberries and marshmallows.
7) Pour mixture over prepared base and chill overnight till set.

As I was not feeling well so I didnt consume the cake but I received a lot of compliments on this cake. Even my SIL who dislike cheesecake, said this cake is delicious.


  1. Hi Jess,

    Can I noe if the whipping cream is dairy or nondairy?

    Thanks a lot!

    Get well soon! :)

  2. Hi Admin, I used dairy whipping cream but is depend on individual preference, you can use non dairy as well.


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