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)

Method.

Base:

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.

Topping

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.

Decoration:

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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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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