If you’re having a party this is the recipe for you. This no bake cheesecake is quick and easy to make and tastes divine! Served either as a cake – or poured into glasses for individually and stylish servings.
My friend Gunhild made this cake for Miss B’s confirmation last week. Only she chose a lemon version, which was lovely too. It was so delicious I had to ask for the recipe! And of course, to share it with you here on the blog. Happy no-bake cake day!
12 digestive marie biscuits
125g unsalted butter
400g soft cream cheese
5dl sour cream
115g icing sugar
1 vanilla pod
2.5dl double cream
1 packet of jelly – strawberry or raspberry.
Fresh berries; red currants, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.
Base: Melt the butter and leave to cool. Crush the biscuits using a plastic bag and wooden spoon before mixing it together with the melted butter in a bowl. Empty into a 23cm springform cake tin and press out to level, using a spoon. Leave to chill in the fridge while you make the filling.
Filling: Whip double cream. In another bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, icing sugar and vanilla. Pour in the whipped cream and stir gently. Pour onto your chilled base, then return to the fridge for a few hours for it to set (less for the portion servings).
Top: Cook the jelly as advised on the package and leave to cool. Tip: Reduce the recommended amount of water to make the jelly as firm as possible. I use half the amount of water.
Before it sets, pour the liquid gently, using a spoon, onto the filling. Leave to set in the fridge as advised on the jelly package.
Top with fresh berries and a few leaves of bright green lemon balm.
This cheesecake is a excellent choice for the Norwegian constitution day, on the the 17th May, as it’s sharing the shame colours as the Norwegian flag; red, blue and white. Tastes best when served with black coffee – and lovely friends gathered around the table!
You might also want to see our post on How to celebrate 17 May like a Norwegian!