Easy cheesecake

Easy cheesecake

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins


Serves 2

This quick, make-ahead dessert is perfect when having a night in just the two of you

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal681
  • fat48g
  • saturates35g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars35g
  • fibre4g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.85g
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  • 4 shortbread biscuits
  • 300g tub soft cheese
  • zest and juice of 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • ½ a 380g pack of frozen mixed berries, plus a few extra to serve


  1. Put the shortbread biscuits into a plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin until broken. Divide between two dessert glasses. Beat together the soft cheese with the zest of a lime and 2 tbsp icing sugar until smooth. Put this on top of each biscuit base and smooth out with the back of a spoon.

  2. Take the mixed frozen berries, defrost and blend half with 1 tbsp icing sugar and the juice of the lime. Pour this on top of each cheesecake and scatter with a few extra whole berries. Serve or sit in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

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Lucie.I's picture
6th Apr, 2020
This is a very good, easy and tasty recipe. I would recommend it! I made it with frozen raspberries and I did not blend any berries. Also, I think it would be nicer without the lime. Except for that, great recipe!
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Sean Cawley
10th Jan, 2019
Very quick, simple and delicious, a great time saving dinner party dessert!
TheEightHours's picture
18th Apr, 2015
Love cheesecake. So simple to make. Try making this gf cheesecake... https://theeighthours.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/raw-lemon-cheesecake/
Barak Obama
9th Dec, 2014
Made this for Michelle, She loved it!. White House approves!
Raspberrymoustache's picture
16th Aug, 2014
I made this for a quick after work dinner party. I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the biscuit crumbs to give more flavour and a kick. I also did not blend frozen berries with sugar or lime as in my opinion the frozen berries have enough flavour and tangyness. I added frozen berries the next day after they have defrosted and added them to the cheesecakes 5 minutes before serving. Very yummmmmy! I also made a lactose free version using lactose free cream cheese.
13th Mar, 2012
Tasty and a very good idea for whipping up a quick mid-week pud.
12th Mar, 2012
Haven't made this but got a laugh from HungryBaker's comment! Must try - the recipe, that is, not sitting in the fridge. :-)
5th Feb, 2012
Good for a nice fast make-ahead cheesecake. Seems versatile as I could use different fruits and/or base next time. The shortbread made it seem too sweet so I might try digestive biscuits or oatcakes next time to compare. As per the recipe instructions at the end, I sat in the fridge for several hours. I got too cold to enjoy it but I found out whether the light really does go off when the door's shut ;-)
29th Oct, 2013
I can imagine!!!
29th Jul, 2013
I made this with hobnob biscuits - delicious!


19th Dec, 2014
What does "soft cheese" mean? Camembert?? You might like to be specific .. maybe everyone in the UK knows what you mean by "soft cheese", but other countries don't. I'm guessing mascarpone?
goodfoodteam's picture
19th Dec, 2014
Hi dannwebb, thanks for your question. For this recipe we suggest a soft cheese also sometimes called cream cheese, mascarpone would be ok but a cream cheese would be better for this recipe. Hope this helps, let us know how you get on. 
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