Easy no-bake cheesecake

A dear girlfriend has been having a tough time of things lately, so I decided that a visit needed to be accompanied by a sweet pick me up! This no bake cheesecake is really easy to make and the finished result is creamy and smooth but not too sweet due to the lemon juice. My husband also loves cheesecake and has been begging me (literally) to make this cake for a very long time. So half for my friend and half for the hubby!

Ingredients

Base

  • 250g sweet biscuits (crumbed)
  • 125g unsalted butter

Filling

  • 500g cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 400ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tspn vanilla extract

I used a 23cm (9 inch) spring form cake tin and sprayed it with oil. I then lined the base of the tin with baking paper. This makes it super easy to remove the cake from the tin once it has set in the fridge.

Lined cake tin
Lined cake tin

Whiz the sweet biscuits in a food processor (or place in a plastic bag and bang with a rolling pin) and melt the butter for 40 seconds in the microwave. Mix together. Spread and press half of the mixture on to the base of the cake tin and then using a spoon to spread the rest of the mixture up the sides. Chill it in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Biscuit crumb base
Biscuit crumb base

While the base is setting in the fridge, squeeze the lemons. It took two lemons to get the required 3/4 cup of juice. I love my Alessi rocket juicer…it looks completely impractical, but juices perfectly.

Juicing lemons
Juicing lemons

In a mixer, mix together the cream cheese and vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Then gradually add the sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice.ย Mix for at least 5 minutes to remove all the lumps and scrape down the side of the bowl a couple of times.

Miss 8 month old trying to help
Miss 8 month old trying to help
Mixing cream cheese filling
Mixing cream cheese filling

Pour the cream cheese mixture in to the chilled biscuit base and return to the fridge for 6 hours, though leave it over night for best results.

Ready for the fridge
Ready for the fridge

Once set, go around the inside of the tin with a warm knife to ensure that when you go to remove the spring form cake tin, it doesn’t split the cake. Slowly release the tin. Pick up the base using the baking paperย and position it on a plate while removing the baking paper.

Remove cake from the tin carefully
Remove cake from the tin carefully

Decorate with seasonal fruit…in my case strawberries, but blueberries and raspberries go particularly well.

Finished half cake
Finished half cake

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Such an easy recipe and has always been a fav in our house too ๐Ÿ˜‰ thanks for sweet memories!

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    1. aseparovic says:

      I’m so happy that I’ve brought back such happy sweet memories! The easy recipes are sometimes the best. Thank you for your lovely comment. Amy

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  2. Aaron says:

    nice ๐Ÿ™‚ and it’s perfect and fresh for the summer ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Reblogged this on Sugar Sensation Cakes โ€” How to Cake Decorating, Fondant, Buttercream, Gum Paste & Modeling Chocolate and commented:
    I love cheesecake and I’ve never had a no bake cheesecake. I will try this no bake cheesecake. It’s the perfect cheesecake for the summer and we won’t have to heat the house up with the oven being on. Most cheesecake’s will have to cook for about an hour.

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    1. aseparovic says:

      Thank you so much for re blogging my cheesecake recipe. It truly is perfect for summer and tastes divine. Let me know what you think when you make it. Cheers Amy

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      1. I will definitely let you know. Your welcome!

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  4. V says:

    Hi Amy
    Thank you for that amazing cheesecake! It was delicious ๐Ÿ™‚
    V xo

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    1. aseparovic says:

      Thanks V! I’m so glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜‹

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