Slightly Strawberry Cheesecake

Prep Time

30 minutes

Bake Time


Oven Temperature

Fan Oven


Gas Mark


Step 1

Prepare a tin by lightly greasing a inch springform tin

Step 2

Put digestives in a large resealable bag or into a large bowl and crush into crumbs with the end of a rolling pin/bottom of a glass

Pour the crumbs into a large bowl if a bag was used

Step 3

Melt butter in a small microwaveable bowl and microwave in short 15 seconds burst, stir and continue until melted

Pour into the large bowl and mix with biscuit crumbs

Step 4

Spoon biscuit butter mixture evenly into the prepared tin and press firmly down with the back of a spoon

Step 5

Chill in the fridge for around 20 minutes/1hr?

Step 6

Clean the bowl/ in a another bowl add cream cheese and vanilla essence and mix – whisk?

Step 7

Sieve in the large bag of icing sugar and beat until…?

Step 8

Add double cream and whisk until the mixture turns into soft peaks

Skip to Step 10 if no additional purée for the cheesecake filling was opted for during order

Step 9

Make a strawberry purée by blending half of the strawberries (remove green tops) in a food processor/blender and sieve in small bag of icing sugar, purée again

Add half the purée into the cheesecake mixture and carefully fold in with a silicone spatula/spoon

Refrigerate the rest of the purée util later

Step 10

Spoon the mixture over the chilled biscuit base and smooth evenly

Step 11

Chill in the fridge for a 3 hours or until set

Step 12

If no purée has been made use half the strawberries now (remove green tops) by blending in a food processor/blender and sieve in small bag of icing sugar, purée again until smooth- Refrigerate until needed

If purée was already made (and half used in cheesecake filling) skip to Step 13

Step 13

Once the cheesecake is set decorate the top with the purée – either make/use a piping bag or use a spoon to make a swirl/pattern

Use the remaing strawberries to finish off the cheesecake look – either use a chopping board and sharp knife to cut the strawberries into slices or leave them whole

Store in the fridge covered