Wednesday 25 March 2015

Neapolitan Cheesecake

This no-bake cheesecake combines chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla in three deliciously decadent layers to create a Neapolitan-style dessert.

I have included this recipe as part of a special event - a 15th Wedding anniversary celebration!

Today we are helping Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla celebrate her 15th wedding anniversary with waaaayy more than #fifteencheesecakes.

This is a really fun cheesecake - especially for those occasion where you just cannot decide on a flavor. Why not make one with chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla layers?

The key to ensuring nice visual layers when slicing the cheesecake is to use a very sharp knife and to wipe it clean after each cut to prevent smudging. 

Neapolitan Cheesecake

Serves 8-10

350 g (12 oz) chocolate cookies
100 g (3.5 oz) butter, melted
500 g (18 oz) cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
100 g milk chocolate
2 tsp strawberry essence
2 drops pink food coloring
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Cup cream, whipped plus 1 Tbsp liquid cream

1. Process the cookies to a fine crumb in a food processor. Add the melted butter and process until well combined. Grease a (approx) 20 cm springform cake pan. Whatever size you have will do just fine. Press the cookie mix into the base and up the sides. Place in the refrigerator to chill while you make the filling.

2. Combine the cream cheese and sugar. Mix until there are no lumps of cream cheese. Separate among three bowls.

3. Place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Break the milk chocolate into chunks and place in the bowl along with 1 Tbsp liquid cream. Melt the chocolate while stirring so that it doesn't burn. Pour into one of the bowls of cream cheese and mix well to combine. Fold in one third of the whipped cream. Pour over the chilled base and return to the refrigerator.

4. Take another bowl of cream cheese and add the strawberry extract and pink food coloring, combine well and fold in 1/3 of the whipped cream. Spread over the chocolate layer and return to the refrigerator. 

5. Make the final layer by adding the vanilla to the last portion of cream cheese, mix well, fold in the remaining whipped cream and spread this mixture over the strawberry layer. Return to the refrigerator to chill until set.

Here's what everyone brought to the cheesecake table, listed in alphabetical order. Enjoy!

Berry Cheesecake Bars by Baking and Creating with Avril
Cherry Cheesecake Bites by Cookaholic Wife
Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake by Dancing Veggies
Chocolate Cheesecake by My Hobbie Lobbie
Chocolate Topped Peppermint Cheesecake by Amy's Cooking Adventures
Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars by Tara's Multicultural Table
Easter Basket Mini Cheesecakes by Little Bit of Everything
Everyday Cheesecake by Things I Make (for Dinner)
Irish Cream Cheesecake by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Layered Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Cake by Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Lowfat Blackberry Cheesecake by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Matcha-YuzuCheesecake with a Meyer Lemon GelĂ©e by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Mini Churro Caramel Cheesecake by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Mini Maple Pecan Cheesecakes by Join Us, Pull up a Chair
Mom's New York Cheesecake by Taste Cook Sip
Mudslide Cheesecake by Sew You Think You Can Cook
{No Bake} Marshmallow Cheesecake by An Affair from the Heart
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake by Angels Homestead
Samoa's cheesecake by Goodie Godmother
Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars by The Savvy Kitchen
Sopapilla Puff Pastry Cheesecake by Pink Cake Plate
Skinny Vanilla Bean Cheesecake by Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Twix Cheesecake Brownie Torte by Making Memories With Your Kids


  1. There is nothing I don't love about this cheesecake. Congratulations Camilla.

  2. I am so in love with your cheesecake. Three different flavors, chocolate crust, and no-bake - this is a triple win situation. Save me a slice :D

  3. Yum! I would definitely love a slice of that!

  4. Neopolitian is seriously my favorite "flavor". This is such a great idea!

  5. This is just beautiful Nicole! It doesn't surprise me that you would have a fantastic flavor addition to this party, as I consider you a top authority on cheesecake!!! YUM! Great job!!

  6. Neapolitan Cheesecake looks wonderful!!!

  7. The colors, the flavors, that chocolate crust! I love all of it!

  8. Dear Nicole, I love how you incorporated three different flavors in this creative and delicious looking. I wish I had a slice of this. xo, Catherine

  9. This cheesecake is just a fun recipe overall. Nicely done.

  10. What a beautiful recipe - and I love that each layer is flavoured as well as coloured!

  11. Beautiful. Neapolitan was my father's favorite, he would have loved this!!

  12. I considered doing a Neapolitan cheesecake - so glad someone did. Looks fantastic!

  13. What a pretty cheesecake! As soon as I seen the title to your cheesecake, I thought of the neapolitan ice cream my mom used to buy my sister and I when we were little. And it looks just like how I remember the ice cream. Fun recipe!