Strawberry cheesecake in 4 easy steps

Strawberry cheesecake in 4 easy steps

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Prep: 30 mins Plus 1 hr and overnight chilling

Easy

Cuts into 12 slices

Follow our step-by-step recipe for this easy no-cook cheesecake – a delicious summer dessert for all occasions

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

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Ingredients

  • 250g digestive biscuit
  • 100g butter, melted
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 600g soft cheese
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 284ml pot double cream

For the topping

  • 400g punnet strawberry, halved
    Strawberries

    Strawberry

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    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • 25g icing sugar

Method

  1. EQUIPMENT: 23cm loose-bottomed tin, baking parchment, plastic food bag, rolling pin, large bowl, dessert spoon, chopping board, kitchen knife, electric mixer, spatula, serving plate, blender or food processor, sieve

  2. Make the base: Butter and line a 23cm loose-bottomed tin with baking parchment. Put 250g digestive biscuits in a plastic food bag and crush to crumbs using a rolling pin. Transfer the crumbs to a bowl, then pour over 100g melted butter. Mix thoroughly until the crumbs are completely coated. Tip them into the prepared tin and press firmly down into the base to create an even layer. Chill in the fridge for 1 hr to set firmly.

  3. Remove the vanilla seeds from 1 pod: Slice the vanilla pod in half lengthways, leaving the tip intact, so that the two halves are still joined. Holding onto the tip of the pod, scrape out the seeds using the back of a kitchen knife.

  4. Make the filling: Place 600g soft cheese, 100g icing sugar and the vanilla seeds in a bowl, then beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Tip in 284ml pot double cream and continue beating until the mixture is completely combined. Now spoon the cream mixture onto the biscuit base, working from the edges inwards and making sure that there are no air bubbles. Smooth the top of the cheesecake down with the back of a dessert spoon or spatula. Leave to set in the fridge overnight.

  5. Un-moulding and topping: Bring the cheesecake to room temperature, about 30 mins before serving. To un-mould, place the base on top of a can, then gradually pull the sides of the tin down. Slip the cake onto a serving plate, removing the lining paper and base. Purée half the 400g punnet strawberries in a blender or food processor with 25g icing sugar and 1 tsp water, then sieve. Pile the remaining strawberries onto the cake, then pour over purée.

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philpoole
14th Apr, 2012
5.05
I have made this five times with perfect results each time! It is a superb recipe I love it!
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raeliz64
9th Apr, 2012
5.05
I made this for pudding on Easter Sunday and it was gorgeous! I've never made cheesecake before, but this was so easy and tasted yummy.
s_rana85
30th Mar, 2012
3.05
I made this cheesecake a few weeks ago (my first time making a cheesecake). The recipe doesn't state which cream cheese is best to use so I went with philadelphia & followed the recipe exactly. However, a few of my friends said that the cheesecake tasted too 'cheesy' even with the cream & icing sugar. Looked great but disappointed with the taste. Would recommend using mascarpone instead
stephenk69
30th Mar, 2012
Made this twice and had rave reviews from all gone in 60 sec comes to mind. Great recipe.
hannah58
12th Mar, 2012
this cheesecake is delicious!! However, very calorific! I make it for my grandma now, she loves puddings!
lindsay7472
12th Mar, 2012
This is truely the best cheesecake I have ever tasted and its so simple to make!
daisyandnatemummy
5th Mar, 2012
3.05
I would have rated it lower but my children said it still tasted good! Similarly to some other posters for this recipe we followed the instructions to the letter but the cheesecake has not set after many hours of refrigeration. Not sure why this would be. We will try a gelatin recipe next time or stick to my favourite baked cheesecake recipe.
sarahale
3rd Mar, 2012
I have just made this recipe, followed exactly and the mixture is far too sloppy, it isn't going to set. Having looked back, it seems a common problem. Am currently soaking some leaf gelatine I found at the back of the cupboard to attempt a rescue, having tipped the mixture back off the biscuit base. Right mess. Are you supposed to whip the double cream first??
sarahbal4
14th Feb, 2012
5.05
First cheesecake I've made, so easy and the result was delicious! Will definitely be making this again!!
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stephaniepebrocq
3rd Feb, 2012
5.05
This cheesecake tastes great and is so easy to make (I had never made one before)! I put 500gr of cheese instead of 600gr so that it wouldn't be too thick. Will definitely make again!

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