Slice of cheesecake with a strawberry on top, by a fork

White chocolate cheesecake

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins plus chilling


Serves 8 - 10

Make a simple, creamy dessert for a dinner party with very little effort. Pairing this white chocolate cheesecake with fresh fruit offsets the richness

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (10)

  • kcal801
  • fat66g
  • saturates40g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars30g
  • fibre1g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 300g digestive biscuits
  • 150g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra to grease
  • 400g white chocolate, broken into pieces
    White chocolate squares, stacked

    White chocolate

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    To purists, this is not chocolate because it is made only from the fat or butter of the cacao…

  • 300g full-fat cream cheese (we used Philadelphia)
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 300ml double cream
  • 200g strawberries or raspberries, to serve


  1. Crush the biscuits in a food processor until completely ground. Add butter and whizz again until you have the desired crumbly consistency.

  2. Grease and line the base of a 23cm deep, loose-bottomed cake tin. Add the biscuit mixture to the cake tin and pat it flat. Leave to set in the fridge for approximately 30 mins.

  3. Begin melting the chocolate in a heatproof glass bowl over a small pan of hot water on a low heat. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 10 mins until barely warm but still liquid.

  4. Meanwhile whisk the cream cheese and mascarpone together. Add double cream and keep whisking until the mixture is just holding its own shape. Finally, add the melted chocolate and whisk until just combined.

  5. Spoon the mixture over the cooled and set biscuit base, then smooth the top. Return to the fridge to cool for at least 6 hrs until the topping is set. Finally, decorate with fruit.

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20th Jun, 2020
Very easy recipe to make, added some ginger and lime to the cheesecake mix to cut through the sweetness a bit from the white chocolate. Will say that despite using the correct amount of ingredients and having the right sized pan, there was an insane amount of cheesecake mix left, about half, which felt like a bit of a waste.
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Ciarne Brooks
24th May, 2020
The recipe is easy to follow although when I added the white chocolate to the cream cheese/mascarpone mixture the white choc hardened and so the it ended up hardening into bits in the mixture. I think I need to let the cream cheese/Marscapone be room temp before adding the white choc. Or let the white choc cool more??
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Lewis Pendrey
10th May, 2020
This recipe does not leave you with a lovely, sweet, white chocolate cheesecake. It's definitely missing vanilla extract, and the amount of soft cheese is simply too much. Unfortunately, for us, this cheesecake was not a triumph so will be looking for a different recipe next time.
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scottish GDogz91
24th Dec, 2019
I just made this beautiful cheese cake this come out amazing add wee orange flavour into white chocolate I have wait till Christmas Day for it can’t wait this easy to made everyone
19th Apr, 2020
How do you get the cheesecake out of the cake tin without breaking the cheesecake?
29th Jun, 2019
Totally recommend this cheese cake, top tip: whisk the cream and cheeses, makes a massive difference and gives it ‘height’. Very easy to follow recipe so suitable for beginners.
29th Jun, 2019
Just amazing cheesecake! Added lemon zest and juice to make it a bit tangy. Third time making it and it just gets better every time! Tip; really whisk the cream, mascarpone and cream cheese, makes a massive difference and gives it ‘height’. Totally recommend and easy too so suitable for beginners.
4th Jun, 2019
I know it's white chocolate cheesecake but 400g is way too much - kills the delicate flavour of the mascarpone and makes it sickly sweet so - if your palate is a bit more refined than "sugar sugar sugar!" put half the chocolate ;)
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Janie Richter
13th Dec, 2018
Tasted good but didn’t set at all so just a sickly slop with biscuit :-(
27th Oct, 2018
I made this & everyone really enjoyed it..This was dee - licious & creamy without the added cream.. I just whipped the cream separately & folk could have just a little bit of cream on the top, if they wanted to..


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