No-Bake Cheese Cake with Strawberries

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No-Bake Cheese Cake with Strawberries myfavouritepastime.com_5662This is a very simple cheese cake that requires no baking at all. You do need to add some gelatine to help the cake set in the fridge for about 3-4 hours. It’s best left overnight though. The combination of strawberry and chocolate is very nice. It reminds me of the days when I used to melt chocolate and then dip strawberries in the hot chocolate and set it aside to set. It tastes heavenly…doesn’t it? especially if you use a good quality melting, dark chocolate. Good quality ingredients are always so important in cooking!!!

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Strawberries myfavouritepastime.com_3523How have you been? I’ve been doing some posts offline. I hope you saw the myriads of new posts. Have a fantastic week!

For the Base

  • 150g (1½ cups) chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 100g butter melted

For the Cheese Cake

  • 10ml (2 teaspoons) gelatin
  • 45ml (3 tablespoons) water
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 60g (¼ cup) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ⅔ cup cream
  • Small can pear halves, drained and sliced
  • Fresh fruit to garnish the cake

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Strawberries myfavouritepastime.com_5640Brush a 7 inch springform tin (pan) with melted butter or oil. Line the base with parchment paper.  Combine all ingredients for the base and mix well. Press mixture firmly onto base and sides of prepared tin. Refrigerate 20 minutes. Dissolve gelatine as per instructions and set aside.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3451Beat cream cheese with a hand mixer until soft. Add sugar and beat for three minutes, then add lemon juice and beat until blended.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3452Mix dissolved gelatine with some cream cheese mixture and beat back into it.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3459In another bowl, Whip cream until soft peaks form.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3462Fold the whipped cream, gently, into cream cheese mixture.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Pears myfavouritepastime.com_3463This is the consistency of the final mixture

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Strawberries myfavouritepastime.com_5646Spoon half the mixture into the pan, then top with a layer of strawberries.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Strawberries myfavouritepastime.com_3506 Spoon remaining mixture on top of the strawberries, smoothen the top and chill three hours or overnight.

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Strawberries myfavouritepastime.com_5651Decorate with remaining strawberries . .

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Strawberries myfavouritepastime.com_3517Slice with a warm knife

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Strawberries myfavouritepastime.com_5660and serve

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Strawberries myfavouritepastime.com_3523The cake was absolutely delicious

No-Bake Cheese Cake with Strawberries

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Chilling time: 3 hours; Serves: 8

Ingredients For the Base

  • 150g (1½ cups) Graham crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 100g butter melted

For the Cheese Cake

  • 10ml (2 teaspoons) gelatin
  • 45ml (3 tablespoons) water
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 60g (¼ cup) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 160ml (⅔ cup) cream
  • 1Ib (500g) Strawberries

Instructions:

  1. Brush a 7 inch springform tin (pan) with melted butter or oil. Combine all ingredients for the base and mix well. Press mixture firmly onto base and sides of prepared tin. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  2. How to dissolve gelatin: place the 3 tablespoons water in a small heatproof bowl. Sprinkle gelatin, evenly on the water surface and set aside for about 5 minutes until it becomes spongy. Stand the bowl with gelatin in a container with hot water and stir until the gelatin dissolves. Allow to cool slightly then use.
  3. Beat cream cheese with a hand mixer until soft. Add sugar and beat for three minutes, then add lemon juice and beat until blended. Mix dissolved gelatin with some cream cheese mixture and beat back into it.
  4. In another bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Fold the whipped cream, gently, into cream cheese mixture.
  5.  Spoon half the mixture into the base of the pan, then top with sliced strawberries. Spoon remaining mixture on top of the strawberries, smoothen the top and chill three hours or overnight. Decorate with remaining strawberries. Serve.

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8 thoughts on “No-Bake Cheese Cake with Strawberries

  1. You have me drooling, Liz! I’ve never seen a cheesecake made like this, but I know I would love it with the addition of cream and the chocolate crust. I really want to try this soon!

  2. Looks delish! It’s always good to have a no bake cheesecake recipe on hand, especially in the summer. Glad to see all your recipes coming out of the woodwork.

  3. I used to make this for office potlucks, only with lots of extra lemon. It was easy to spoon over canned cherry or blueberry pie filling at the site.

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    1. That sounds so delicious. Extra lemon gives extra flavour. I might just try that version of yours. We have a lovely weather today!!! I am just sitting by the window, breathing in all the fresh air….I love it!!!! My daughter is grilling sandwiches for Lunch. mmm..smells good!
      Virtual Hugs,
      Liz

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