No bake gulab jamun cheesecake. Nothing beats a delicious cheesecake loaded with your favorite sweet to celebrate a special occasion. With layers of rose flavored cream cheese, gulab jamuns and honey jelly, this cake is guaranteed to wow your guests. Needless to say, it’s a surefire winner!
The fact is that I do not follow food trends. However, I always keep an eye out for trends that stick around for a while and transform into real recipes that everyone love. This gulab jamun cheesecake is a great example.
Gulab jamuns are a classic, and without a doubt, they are one of the most loved Indian sweets. Pair them with another classic dessert – cheesecakes, and you can create a masterpiece.
WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN A CHEESECAKE LOADED WITH GULAB JAMUNS?
So, if you want to create a stunning centerpiece for your next gathering, grab your apron, and join me for another amazing culinary adventure.
Start with gulab jamuns. This classic Indian dessert soaked in sugar syrup is totally delicious. You can either make them from scratch or use good quality store bought ones. If you want to make them, don’t forget to check out these recipes for rava (semolina) gulab jamun and bread gulab jamun.
Now, the cheesecake part of this gulab jamun cheesecake. Like all no bake cheesecakes, this cake also starts with the basic biscuit-butter base. Crush biscuits, melt butter and combine them to create a wet mixture. A touch of freshly ground cardamom adds another level of flavor. Press this mixture onto the base of a springform pan and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
The cheesecake layer consists of cream cheese, fresh cream, a touch of cardamom and rose water. The best part about this cheesecake layer? Bits of gulab jamuns folded into the cheesecake mixture. Doesn’t that sound really delicious? Once the cheesecake layer is set, arrange halved gulab jamuns on top.
Finally, honey jelly. A simple mixture of water, honey and gelatin. This mixture looks and tastes very similar to the sugar syrup of gulab jamuns. So, in short, the top layer resembles gulab jamuns immersed in sugar syrup.
Not only this gulab jamun cheesecake is insanely delicious but also easy to make with very simple recipe instructions. Finish this with chopped nuts, dried rose petals and silver leaves if you like.