Tuesday, October 5, 2010

No-Baked Strawberry Cheesecake

I made this for my dear husband's birthday.
He is not a fan of chocolate, so I chose to make this.

For the Base: (8-inch / 20-cm round tin)

200g digestive biscuits
75g butter, melted

Place biscuits in a plastic bag or ziploc. Use a rolling pin to crush biscuits to fine bits.
Pour in melted butter and swish the contents around till well-mixed.
Line a spring form tin with parchment / greaseproof paper and grease a little.
Pressed biscuit bits firmly to cover the base. Refrigerate to set the base.

For the Jam:(can be prepared earlier)

250g strawberries or more
3 or more tablespoons sugar

Cut strawberries into quarters and place in a saucepan with sugar.
Cook over low fire, stirring occasionally till it thickens.
Cool and refrigerate.

For the Cream Cheese:

250g cream cheese
1/2 cup caster sugar
200ml whipped cream or heavy cream
2 teaspoons gelatin

Sprinkle gelatin in 2 tablespoons water to dissolve.
Beat whipped cream till it thickens and peaks.
Cream cheese and sugar till smooth.
Stir in gelatin and mix quickly and thoroughly.
Fold in whipped cream.

To Assemble:

Pour half of cheese mixture into prepared tin.
Spread a layer of strawberry jam and pour in the rest of the cheese.
Smoothen with spatula and decorate.
Refrigerate for 12 hours or more, preferably 24 hours.

I didn't cook enough jam for the topping. So I used ready-made jam topping. Note the difference in shade between the fresh strawberry jam at the side, centre and the topping.

A delightful dessert!


  1. What a gorgeous cheesecake..love the decoration!!


  2. happy birthday to your husband! the cake looks pretty, must be delicious too.

  3. The cheesecake is so beautifully made Busygran! Lucky husband! What brand of jam did you use on top to be able to make such beautiful design with a wooden skewer? They seem to hold their shape well. Is it jam or conserve?

  4. Looks delicious ... must try this out one day.

  5. My hb like chocolates and not strawberries but for cheesecake, think he prefers it plain and classic. Since it is no-bake...you might have guessed it! I have made a no-bake cheesecake for him before. heh heh....

  6. Wow, your dear hubby must be so touched! Lovely cake!

  7. Your cheesecake looks pretty and yummy. This "No Bake" recipe sounds like the perfect recipe for us busy moms!

  8. Hi Maria,
    Thanks. Didn't intend to decorate, so it was done randomly.

    Hi Jess,
    It does taste good, not too sweet, balanced by the cooked strawberry jam.

    Hi Quinn,
    It's a topping for ice-cream, the type that comes in squeezed pack.

    Hi Yummy Koh,
    It's very easy to make. That's why I made it because I was pressed for time.

    Hi Tigerfish,
    Chocolates remind my hub of a kind of chocolate flavoured laxative his mum used to make him take when he was a kid.

    Hi Cheah,
    Can you believe it? He likes the biscuit base and the strawberry jam more than the cheese! Weird guy!

    Hi DG,
    It makes a nice dessert. Actually I prefer no-bake cheesecake than baked ones.

  9. yum! i've never tried making no-bake cheesecake before...i love love love the soft pink color!

  10. how sweet of you. I love no-baked cheesecakes. This looks yummy and pretty!

  11. Happy Birthday to your husband! That's a lovely cake...perfect for your hubby's birthday....lots of love put in there :)

  12. Looks good esp when it's made with love :)

  13. Wow, nicely decorated cake! Your husband's really lucky!

  14. Happy Birthday busygrandad! The cake looks so wonderful, from the homemade jam, to the perfect finishing touches. :)

  15. Would love to make this wonderful dessert. Lovely clicks.

  16. whata pretty cake! happy birthday to your hub. :)


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