Request for Cheesecake recipe

I’ve had a request for my no-cook cheesecake recipe.
This is a variation on one I was given using equal amounts of cheese and cream, but I got my sizes wrong, and it worked anyway so I’ve stuck with it.
Bear in mind I am a lazy cook and don’t weigh anything unless I’m cooking a victoria sponge.

For the base:

Almost 1 packet of digestive biscuits, bashed to crumbs (400g pack less 3 actually, cook’s share)
250g approx margarine or butter (half a tub).

Cheesecake mix

1 200g tub soft cheese (philli or shop’s own, but low fat does not work as well)
1 300 ml tub double cream (again diet versions don’t work).
half teaspoon vanilla essence (optional but gives a nice tang)
half a teaspoon sugar (optional)



Melt fat in large pan, don’t allow to boil, then add biscuit crumbs.
Mix well until all covered, put in lined cake tin / foil tray and put in fridge to set for about two hours.


Whisk soft cheese and vanilla essence and sugar if used until fluffy.
Gradually add double cream a little at a time, whisking all the time. It will thicken up nicely.
When all mixed, spoon** over crumb base, smooth and put in fridge for at least 2 hours.
Note** I had originally said ‘pour’. It should be a thick mixture, so you couldn’t pour it.
My apologies.


Marshmallows are nice, as is chocolate. Fresh strawberries are yummy, but if you intend to keep the cheesecake for a few days, any fresh fruit is not a good idea as it reacts with the cream.

That’s it.

I replaced half of the digestives with gingernuts once and that gave a nice flavour to the base.
Left: strawberry and flake            Centre: choc chip                      Right: marshmallows.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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23 Responses to Request for Cheesecake recipe

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Thanks Di.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Thank you I like this 💜

  3. jenanita01 says:

    I do enjoy a good cheesecake…

  4. murisopsis says:

    Sounds delicious… Sadly I won’t be making it and sharing with my lactose intolerant friends!

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  8. The cooks share is very important 😉

  9. Thanks for sharing your cheesecake recipe, Di.

  10. That sounds easy and delicious. When I get back home I will make it for David. He is the dessert lover, even more than me.

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