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.


These treats include simple no-bake cheesecake recipes that will set in the fridge overnight. Infuse your dessert with classic flavours like chocolate, lemon, white chocolate and strawberry.

For the ultimate selection of recipes, see our cheesecake collection.

1. Chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake

Chocolate cheesecake topped with hazelnuts

Made using only four ingredients, this chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake is our easiest ever dessert. Cornflakes and chocolate spread make the base, while the filling is comprised of more chocolate spread and soft cheese. Sprinkle over toasted hazelnuts and freeze for up to a month – perfect for those chocolate craving emergencies.

For another nutty no-bake cheesecake, try our coffee & walnut cheesecake – a brilliant twist on the classic flavour combo.

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2. Strawberry cheesecake

Cheesecake topped with strawberries

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 that will be welcome at any occasion.

Try our blueberry no-bake cheesecake recipe for another fruit-filled no-bake cheesecake that can be made in under four steps.

3. Frozen banana & peanut butter cheesecake

Cheesecake topped with banana slices

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 cheesecake in the fridge for 20 minutes, and top with sliced bananas.

For another peanut butter & banana cheesecake that doesn’t need to be cooked, check out this no-bake peanut butter & banana cheesecake.

4. Vanilla cheesecake

Vanilla cheesecake on a plate with slices cut out and a serving topped with compote

This super-creamy, no-cook vanilla cheesecake only takes only 20 minutes to prepare. A fresh vanilla pod enhances the 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 it over the base and chill overnight. Try serving with blackberry compote or easy cherry compote.

Make use of foraged blackcurrants to flavour your vanilla cheesecake with our blackcurrant cheesecake recipe.

5. Chocolate cheesecake

Chocolate cheesecake with slices cut out of it

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 serve.

For another indulgent chocolate cheesecake, try our chocolate orange baked cheesecake – it’s perfect for Christmas, but can be enjoyed all year round.

6. Lemon cheesecake

Cheesecake on a stand topped with lemon zest

Whip up this lemon cheesecake with a few storecupboard ingredients. Creamy mascarpone and sugar balance the zingy lemon juice, while crushed buttery digestives make the perfect base. Simple, but so good.

For a vegan option, try our vegan lemon cheesecake, or for another no-bake cheesecake that uses a combination of sweet and tart flavours, try our gooseberry cheesecake.

7. No-bake orange cheesecake

Cheesecake topped with orange segments

Put citrus flavours to good use with this no-bake orange cheesecake. Orange segments and a creamy mascarpone filling top a crumbly biscuit base – rich and zesty, it’s hard to stop at one slice.

For another citrussy cheesecake, try our orange & pomegranate cheesecake. Vibrant and bursting with sweetness, it will be a winner with guests, and can be made in only three simple steps.

8. Luscious lemon baked cheesecake

Baked lemon cheesecake topped with raspberries with a slice cut out

This simple but impressive baked lemon cheesecake is the perfect dessert to finish a large meal, as it’s light and airy, so that you won’t feel overwhelmed. It’s also great for serving a crowd, as it’s large enough to serve 10 and takes only 10 minutes to prepare. It can also be frozen, without decorations, so you can prepare it ahead and bake when needed.

Try our baked peach cheesecake for another fruit-filled option, or check out our baked vegan cheesecake with raspberries & clementines.

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.

For a gluten-free option, try our gluten-free white chocolate & raspberry cheesecake.

10. No-bake raspberry cheesecake

Raspberry cheesecake on a stand with a slice cut out on a plate

Adapt our raspberry cheesecake by adding white chocolate, yogurt or mascarpone, or, for a richer base, swap the digestive biscuits for shortbread. It’s a great summer dessert as it takes only 30 minutes to prepare and involves no baking, so you won't be overheating in the kitchen.

Enjoyed these recipes? See more inspiration:

How to make a baked cheesecake
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