Indulgent cheesecakes always go down a storm. While elaborate desserts can be a labour of love, skip the prep with our easiest-ever cheesecakes that taste just as good.
Our scrumptious treats include simple no-bake cheesecake recipes which will set in the fridge overnight. Infuse your dessert with classic flavours like chocolate, lemon, white chocolate and strawberry.
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1) Chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake
With only four ingredients, this chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake is our easiest ever dessert. Cornflakes and chocolate spread make the base, whilst the filling is comprised of more chocolate spread and soft cheese. Sprinkle with toasted hazelnuts and freeze for up to a month – perfect for chocolate craving emergencies!
2) Strawberry cheesecake
Make our top-rated strawberry cheesecake in four easy steps: blend soft cheese with double cream, vanilla and icing sugar for a silky smooth filling. Pour over a biscuit base and leave to set overnight in the fridge. Top with strawberry purée and sliced strawberries for a versatile dessert welcome at any occasion.
3) Frozen banana & peanut butter cheesecake
Try a winning flavour combination with this frozen banana & peanut butter cheesecake. Beat soft cheese with double cream, icing sugar and vanilla then fold in crunchy peanut butter and mashed bananas. Spread the mix over crushed digestive biscuits and freeze. To serve, leave the cake in the fridge for 20 minutes and top with sliced bananas.
4) Vanilla cheesecake
This super creamy, no-cook vanilla cheesecake only takes only 20 minutes to prepare. A fresh vanilla pod adds an enhanced, sweet flavour. To remove the seeds, slice the pod in half lengthways and scrape them out using the back of a kitchen knife. Mix the filling, pour over the base and set overnight. Try serving with blackberry compote or easy cherry compote.
5) Chocolate cheesecake
Our chocolate cheesecake is an indulgent way to finish off a weekend meal. Dark chocolate is melted in the microwave, then mixed with double cream and cocoa powder. Soft cheese and caster sugar are beaten together and added to the chocolate mixture. This decadent filling tops a biscuit base. After two hours in the freezer, it’s ready to devour.
6) Lemon cheesecake
Whip up this lemon cheesecake with a few storecupboard ingredients. Creamy mascarpone and sugar balance the zingy lemon juice. Crushed buttery digestives make the perfect base. Simple, but oh-so good.
7) No-bake orange cheesecake
Embrace citrus flavours with this no-bake orange cheesecake. Orange segments and a creamy mascarpone filling tops a crumbly biscuit base – rich, yet zesty, it’s hard to stop at one slice.
8) Easy raspberry & ginger trifle cheesecake
Assemble this easy raspberry & ginger trifle cheesecake for an impressive no-cook dessert. Add a boozy kick with a splash of marsala, madeira or medium-sweet sherry and whisk with soft cheese, double cream and icing sugar. Brush gingernut biscuits with the liquor and layer with the cream mixture and fresh raspberries.
9) White chocolate cheesecake
This white chocolate cheesecake is perfectly sweet and pairs beautifully with fresh berries. Combine melted white chocolate, tangy soft cheese, rich mascarpone and double cream for a smooth filling. Pour over a crunchy base and leave to cool for at least six hours until the topping is set.
10) Triple ginger cheesecake
Spice up your dessert with this triple ginger cheesecake. Simply whizz soft cheese, Greek yogurt, icing sugar, ground ginger and crystallised ginger in a food processor until smooth. Spread over a ginger biscuit base and leave in the fridge overnight to set. Serve on its own or top with roasted rhubarb.
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