Probably the most incredible cheesecake of all time!

It's highly likely that Vincent van Gogh would have been a fan of this mysteriously delicious masterwork. After all, this edible artwork bears a pretty strong resemblance to his 1889 painting, The Starry Night.

The good news for you is that you have fun with this recipe without possessing the same talent as the great man himself.

You'll need:

For the base:

  • 14 oz Oreo cookies
  • 4¼ oz melted butter

For the filling:

  • 5⅓ oz white marshmallows
  • 7 oz cream cheese
  • 5 fl oz milk
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • food coloring in blue, black and red

For the decoration:

  • edible glitter
  • edible glitter stars

Here's how:

First, turn the cookies into fine crumbs.  You can do this by placing them in a resealable plastic bag and then crushing them. Then mix the crumbs with the butter to create a mixture that is as even as possible.

Put the mixture in a springform pan. Pat the base down with a spoon, forming a thick border of the cookie mixture around the circumference. You can shape it further using a glass that you press around around the edge. Then refrigerate for an hour.

Next, melt the marshmallows with the cream cheese in a water bath. While they're heating, stir both ingredients with a whisk. Once a uniform cream has formed, stir in the milk and the lemon juice.

Then divide the cream between four bowls — two large ones and two small ones. Put more cream in the larger bowls accordingly.

In the first, stir in a few drops of blue food coloring, until the cream completely takes on the color. Then add a few drops of black food coloring but spread it lightly (e.g. with a spoon) so that it leaves some lines in the cream. In the second large bowl, stir in a few drops of blue food coloring, like you did in the first. Add a few more drops of blue coloring and spread them around the way you did in the first bowl.

In one of the small bowls, add a few drops of red and blue food coloring, and stir until the cream turns purple.  The contents of the fourth bowl should stay white.

Now everything comes together in the cake pan: pour the blue-blue cream onto the cheesecake base first and then pour the blue-black cream mixture on top. With the purple cream, you can let your imagination have free rein. You can pour out a couple of streaks and then spread them out using a spoon or dip your finger in the color and draw some swirls — the main aim is to create a kind of "galaxy look" on the surface of the cake.

Now let a few drops of white cream fall on the cake and to finish, decorate these with sugar glitter and stars. Then refrigerate the cake for at least two hours — then get ready to serve up some slices of edible space!

Our brains don't automatically think "food" when our eyes see the colors blue, purple and black — and glitter — on a dish. But in this case, you should leave your skepticism to one side and simply let the crispy chocolate base and the fluffy cream melt in your mouth.

And if that's increased your appetite for desserts that are out of this world, why not give our Galaxy Cake a try?


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