Similar to a cheese cake, but better. This no-bake cake is perfect for this hot season, melting, mixing and whipping is all you are required to do to enjoy this deliciousness.
I love this cake any time of the day, it is a good start of the day for breakfast since it is packed with yogurt, it is a nice snack and a very good dessert after dinner, fresh, creamy and soft.
Also, since this cake is made of yogurt you can pick your favorite flavor or, why not, mix 2 flavors! From a lush vanilla, to a fresh lemon, to a summery strawberry just go for it!
I let Max pick the flavor of the yogurt and he got a summery peach and mango, oh boy was it delicious!
For a fancier cake, and some added flavor I made a strawberry coulis to top it. I did not use any gelatin in the coulis so I would suggest to top each slice of cake with coulis when you serve it instead of topping the whole cake beforehand. Or you could always add a bit of gelatin to the coulis ;)
- 7 oz (1 box) Bahlsen Leibniz butter biscuits (200 gr)
- 8 tbs (1 stick) butter (115 gr)
- 1 cup heavy cream (250 gr)
- 4 tbs powdered sugar (30 gr)
- 12 oz thick yogurt in your favorite flavor (340 gr) – or 9 oz (250 gr) if the yogurt you decide to use is not very thick
Prepare the crust by crashing the cookies very thinly (I use a food processor). Melt the butter. Line the bottom of a 9″ (23 cm) pan with wax paper. Mix the butter and the cookies, pour the mixture in the pan, and press down firmly with the back of a spoon making an even layer. Let rest in the fridge.
To prepare the topping whip the cream with the powdered sugar until firm (picture 1).
Add the yogurt and mix quickly (picture 2).
Pour the topping on the crust, even it out (picture 1 and 2) and let rest in the fridge for at least 4 hours before serving.
Slice and top with strawberry coulis. Check out the pic below and notice how thick the filling is :) delicious!
Some notes on yogurt:
I discovered this yogurt Liberte’ Mediterranee’ from Canada few months ago and I am in love, such a thick creamy yogurt, such a wonderful taste! Its thickness is great for this cake.
If you have ever been in Iceland you definitely know Skyr. It is a “remarkable dairy product unique to Iceland. A smooth, rich flavour and creamy thick texture gives all-natural skyr a distinct place of its own on the dairy shelf!” as their website states, well, I completely agree, did I mention that is has way less calories than regular yogurt? I loved this stuff, and if you can find it, some stores import it, skyr would be FANTASTIC instead of yogurt in this cake. In one of the pics in this post you can see how thick skyr is… I want Skyyyyyr :(